Ethnomathematics in Mamanwa’s Cultural Sik’lut Game

Elan M. Elpidang, Miraluna R. Herrera


Every people in every culture are engaged in different activities exhibiting Mathematical ideas and concepts. A culture-based Mathematics is a salient component to pedagogical practices because it affords educators real-life practices with cultural implications embedded with Mathematical concepts. This in turn contextualizes Mathematics teaching and learning. This study aims to explore the Sik’lut game played by the Mamanwas residing in Dinarawan, San Pablo, Jabonga, Agusan del Sur. This employs a case study utilizing interviews, participant and non-participant observations. Findings revealed that the game reflects mathematical concepts which include; combinatorics, probability and permutation.


combinatorics, cultural game, Mamanwa, permutation, probability

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