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  • Writer's pictureLou Matthews

Building Boats and Black Intellect

Part 3 Ghana project with Quinton Sherlock and InspireMath. We were headed to the Cape Coast when we spotted this amazing example of culturally relevant STEM - science and math for the people. A small group of young and old men building a ocean boat from a tree. Yes! One tree!

I was amazed! You can't just build a boat. There is understanding of buoyancy, angles, curvature, friction, dimensions, waves and wind, force, etc. Just had to capture this moment of Black intellect. Reminds me of the boat builders and carpenters of Bermuda. Every day people do math!

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