Moses UMORU and Joshua Abah ABAH
Department of Mathematics Education, Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, Nigeria
This study is aimed at determining the rules and mathematical aspects of the Krita, Charabke and Gofu local children plays of the Irigwe people of Miango village in Bassa LGA of Plateau state, Nigeria. Four research questions guided the study and the instruments used for data collection are Semi-Structured In-depth Interview Rubric. Three indigenous local children games were explored, and interpretive phenomenological design was adopted in exploring the lived experiences of the Irigwe people with the Krita, Charabke and Gofu games. The results of the study revealed that certain mathematical concepts such as Basic Geometry, Arithmetic, Mensuration, Numerical cognition, and Logic and reasoning permeates the Krita, Charabke and Gofu local children plays. These indigenous local children plays, when carefully engrafted into the Mathematics curriculum can enhance in-depth understanding of classroom Mathematics and better performance, especially at the Elementary and Basic Education levels. Furthermore, these indigenous children plays proved to promote socio-cultural unity and foster peaceful coexistence between the Irigwe people and neighboring villages.
Keywords: Ethnomathematics, Irigwe People, Krita, Charabke, Gofu, Basic Education
How to Cite this Article:
Umoru, M. & Abah, J. A. (2021). The Mathematical Aspects of the Krita, Charabke and Gofu Local Children Plays of the Irigwe People in Miango Village of Bassa Local Government Area Of Plateau State, Nigeria. VillageMath Educational Review (VER), 2(1), 32-53. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4904664