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## Do all cultures (or societies) regard math equally?

Why is it that mathematics is considered to be of different value in different cultures?

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## Riadh Boukratem

## Riadh Boukratem

## Simon K

## Frank Bierbrauer

But in many cultures which don't rely on maths to such a degree only the basics of arithmetic are needed. For exampl, even in countries such as china or India most people are still poor people working the fields in the country or other jobs which have little to do with mathematics. These people may require say accounting skills when tallying up produce etc but nothing advanced. However, maths still plays a role and matters but not to the same degree.

In the few remaining native cultures where people still live a less industrial life e.g. the bushmen of Botswana or the pygmies of the Congo or some remaining amazon tribes the ability to count matters and to some degree a need to keep a tally matters.

## wayne uejio 30+

## Yoka Feng 20+

## Da Way

## Feyisayo Anjorin 100+

That is why 1 + 1 = 2 all over the world; this makes international trade and negotiations possible. A circle can not be called a pyramid, a cylinder can not be called a sphere. And so on.

Cultures may differ on the relevance and applications of the complex and seemingly less practical aspects. But basically, mathematics is a global language.