Here are a list of Journals that regularly publish interesting articles on culture-based mathematics education, mathematics in everyday life, African culture and heritage, African history, cultural change, African tradition, and indigenous knowledge systems. The articles published in these journals are generally free for download.


VillageMath Educational Review (VER) (CODEN: VERIAU) is a multidisciplinary scientific journal whose main objective is the dissemination of studies that provide answers to the main educational, scientific and social problems present in basic education, secondary education, higher education, science education, mathematics education, environmental education and other educational subject areas in order to achieve excellence quality in all their areas. VER is published by the Network for Grassroots Science and Mathematics Education (NGSME) also known as The VillageMath Network. The Network for Grassroots Science and Mathematics Education (NGSME) is an open group of experts and enthusiasts of Ethnomathematics and Ethnoscience. The focus of NGSME is to draw attention of all stakeholders in science and mathematics education to the relevance of culture-based instructional approaches in today’s classroom. NGSME emphasizes the need to incorporate elements of indigenous history, culture, traditions and everyday activities of learners into classroom practices. The aim of such approach to teaching and learning is to relate science and mathematics contents to the reality surrounding the learner, thereby demystifying the subjects and improving academic achievement.

The term humanistic mathematics could include a broad range of topics; for our purposes it means “the human face of mathematics.” Thus the emphasis is on the aesthetic, cultural, historical, literary, pedagogical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological aspects as we look at mathematics as a human endeavor. More broadly, JHM to provide a forum for both academic and informal discussions about matters mathematical.
JHM publish articles that focus mainly on the doing of mathematics, the teaching of mathematics, and the living of mathematics. JHM contains contributions about the state of the mathematical profession (both in research and in education), underrepresentation issues within the world of mathematics, mathematics across national and cultural boundaries, mathematical fiction and poetry, personal reflections that provide insight to the inner workings of the mathematical mind, and other types of writing which may stimulate discussion among our readers. Overall the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics is a free platform where many different conversations about mathematics are welcome and encouraged.

Cliodynamics is a transdisciplinary area of research integrating historical macrosociology, cultural and social evolution, economic history/cliometrics, mathematical modeling of long-term social processes, and the construction and analysis of historical databases. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes original articles advancing the state of theoretical knowledge in this transdisciplinary area. In the broadest sense, this theoretical knowledge includes general principles that explain the functioning, dynamics, and evolution of historical societies and specific models, usually formulated as mathematical equations or computer algorithms. Cliodynamics also has empirical content that deals with discovering general historical patterns, determining empirical adequacy of key assumptions made by models, and testing theoretical predictions with data from actual historical societies. A mature, or ‘developed theory’ thus integrates models with data; the main goal of Cliodynamics is to facilitate progress towards such theory in history and cultural evolution.

A Peer – Reviewed Journal Sponsored by the North American Study Group on Ethnomathematics
The journal’s contents examine the intersections between mathematics and culture in both western and non-western societies, and among both math professionals (such as university mathematicians, mathematics educators, and cryptologists) and non-professionals (such as carpenters, indigenous healers, and hair stylists). We define culture broadly, to include all scales: ethnic groups, nations, labor communities, religious traditions, professions, and so on. Particular aspects of culture examined might include broad social dynamics such as race and gender, or micro-practices such as dancing or computer programming. Mathematical practices include symbolic systems, spatial designs, practical construction techniques, calculation methods, measurement in time and space, specific ways of reasoning and inferring, and other cognitive and material activities which can be translated to formal mathematical representation. Of particular interest are educational studies which take the classroom setting into account, such as pedagogical applications of ethnomathematics.

International Journal of African Society, Cultures and Traditions (IJASCT) is run by the European Centre for Research Training and Development, United Kingdom. IJASCT publishes original contributions that relate to African society, cultures and traditions drawn from African continent. The scope of the journal includes papers in broad theoretical and methodological contexts which stress, but are not limited to, cultures and traditions in African society.

The African Journal of History and Culture (AJHC) covers all areas of the history and culture. The journal welcomes articles that examines historical and cultural events that shapes societies such as cultural theory and cultural dialogue, pre-colonial and post-colonial African history, historical examination social-political challenges, and African culture and moral philosophy.

The Journal of African Cultural Heritage Studies aims to be the major conduit for publishing research carried out in African archaeology, anthropology, historical and heritage studies, heritage theory, architectural history as well as heritage and sustainable development, heritage tourism and museum studies. The journal editors recognize the absence of African philosophies in the heritage disciplines in Africa as well as in heritage debates around the world. Africa has a rich heritage philosophy which could enhance an understanding of cultural heritage holistically. Mainstreaming African knowledge systems to critical heritage studies will therefore be one of the main objectives of this publication.

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