Learn from the Masters (Classroom Resource Materials) - Frank J. Swetz, John Fauvel, Victor J. Katz, Otto Bekken, Bengt Johannson, Swetz, Frank (1997)
ISBN 0883857030
Subject Mathematics - History - Congresses; Mathematics - Study and teaching (Secondary) - Congresses; Mathematics - Study and teaching (Higher) - Congresses
Publisher The Mathematical Association of America
Publication Date 9/11/1997
Format Paperback (246 x 178 mm)
Language English
Editor Frank Swetz
This book is for high school and college teachers who want to know how they can use the history of mathematics as a pedagogical tool to help their students construct their own knowledge of mathematics. Often, a historical development of a particular topic is the best way to present a mathematical topic, but teachers may not have the time to do the research needed to present the material. This book provides its readers with historical ideas and insights which can be immediately applied in the classroom. The book is divided into two sections: the first on the use of history in high school mathematics, and the second on its use in university mathematics. The articles are diverse, covering fields such as trigonometry, mathematical modeling, calculus, linear algebra, vector analysis, and celestial mechanics. Also included are articles of a somewhat philosophical nature, which give general ideas on why history should be used in teaching and how it can be used in various special kinds of courses. Each article contains a bibliography to guide the reader to further reading on the subject.
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LoC Classification QA21.L38 1995
Dewey 510
Cover Price $37.95
No. of Pages 313
Proceedings of an international conference/workshop on the history of mathematics held in Kristiansand, Norway, August, 1988.