REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Folk Mathematics

Folk mathematics means the way people use their own measuring units in their daily lives, when shopping, bartering, or in any other activities that require measurement.

In folk mathematics, people use their cups, pots or any other equipment available as measurement units.

Some examples of this are;

- A kalbur (approximately 5-6 kgs)
- A yarim 16 kgs
- A sinik
- An okka (1 kg)
- Iki tas
- A tekne
- A masraba