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Teaching a Course in the History of Mathematics. Teaching a Course in the History of Mathematics The intent of this page is to gather together information on teaching courses on the history of mathematics.

Teaching a Course in the History of Mathematics

It is intended to be especially helpful to first time teachers of such courses. The proximate reason for creating this page is the following minicourse at the annual MAA meeting in Baltimore: MINICOURSE #14: TEACHING A COURSE IN THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS V. Frederick Rickey, U.S. PowerPoint used during the minicourse. Topics to be discussed: I. Who is your audience and what are their needs? II. III. Learning to use the library. IV. Start a reading program now! V. Evaluation by the instructor. You may be interested in the original proposal for this minicourse. Return to the Fred Rickey's home page.

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RSDDM. Pure Calendar widget (agenda) - App Android su Google Play. Examples of “Good” Use of History of Mathematics in School. Valuable qualities in teaching sequences Based on the discussion above, I propose some points for a list of criteria (or rather; valuablequalities) in history of mathematics for school.It is preferable that the examples from history of mathematics- are connected with important parts of the mathematics curriculum (and give a newperspective on these) (as is the case with example 1 and 2, at the very least)- are used with varied methods, not just for “telling stories”

Examples of “Good” Use of History of Mathematics in School

HPM 2012 : Proceedings. Visualization, Explanation and Reasoning Styles in Mathematics. HISTORY and PEDAGOGY of MATHEMATICS -About HPM. College of Education. View Dr.

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Clark's CV Dr. Theme5. Historical Mathematics. Topics in Mathematics - History of Mathematics. Review: A History of Mathematics. From Mesopotamia to Modernity. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences - Math Night Modules. 4000 years ago, children in school were learning maths just as they do now.

But what maths did they learn and how did they learn it? In this resource pack, Dr Eleanor Robson, shows us how we can find out about an ancient civilisation through the objects they left behind. She demonstrates clay tablets on which Babylonian children worked at their multiplication tables - in base 60! Through the video clips and follow-up resources, we can find out how they did arithmetic and how they learnt their tables. Eleanor also demonstrates the difference between how we generally draw a triangle now and then, and how the Babylonian style of writing - cuneiform - relates to their triangles.

The resources in this pack complement the video clips, providing activities designed to help students understand the similarities and differences between maths then and now. This resource pack is aimed at children aged 10-12. ICME-12. Le boulier chinois. Kids and Teens: School Time: Math: Mathematicians. MathDL: Loci. History, Philosophy and Didactics of Science and Technology. Teaching with Original Historical Sources in Mathematics. Bienvenidos!

Teaching with Original Historical Sources in Mathematics

Here we offer information and materials on using original historical sources in teaching mathematics. This includes our own experiences and materials, and those of others who are teaching with original sources. We welcome suggestions for other links to include here, and comments and suggestions for improvements. Below we provide information on: Our own odyssey on teaching with original sources. Our odyssey of teaching with original sources Our journey towards utilizing original texts as the primary object of study in undergraduate and graduate courses began at the senior undergraduate level. We came to believe that this approach to teaching and learning could also help provide the motivation, perspective, and overview so lacking in typical lower division courses, since it is being increasingly recognized that an historical point of view can address these deficiencies.

Top of this page Mathematical Expeditions: Chronicles by the Explorers From the back cover.


Liu Hui Pi. MacTutor History of Mathematics. Learn-Math. Joy of Pi. Web pages come and go, but we try to keep the following list up to date.

Joy of Pi

If you find a link that doesn't work, please let us know. Contents Basic Information BBC Article About Pi David Blatner, author of The Joy of Pi, wrote a short article about pi for the BBC in England. The Many Digits of Pi If you want to download digits of pi, check out these sites: Updates to The Pi Pages. British Society for the History of Mathematics.

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British Society for the History of Mathematics

The intention of this page is to give some indication of the kind of material that is available on the web, with a few examples in each case: not to list it exhaustively. Many more sites can be found through viewing the pages of Web Resources listed below. Certain other resources are also maintained on this site: David Singmaster's Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles; a list of the items bequeathed by John Fauvel and held by the Open University Library on behalf of the Society (by author or by classmark); a list of books offered for sale to members from the collection of the late Neil Bibby (html or Excel spreadsheet). Contents.