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A River-Crossing Problem in Cross-Cultural Perspective

The author compares an African version with the Western version of the famous river-crossing puzzle, and concludes that many mathematical ideas are of panhuman nature.
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3608
MSC Codes: 
01Axx
Author(s): 
Marcia Ascher (Ithaca College)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
February, 1990
Subject(s): 
Logic and Foundations
Logic
Mathematics History
Famous Problems
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Rating Count: 
66.00
Rating Sum: 
187.00
Rating Average: 
2.83
Applicable Course(s): 
2.9 Math for Elementary School Teachers
4.6 Logic/Foundations
4.8 History of Math
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Average: 2.8 (67 votes)

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