Book ID: CBB000077260

Vita mathematica: Historical research and integration with teaching (1996)


Mathematical Association of America

Publication Date: 1996
Edition Details: Calinger, Ronald, editor.
Physical Details: xii + 359 pp.; illus.; notes; index

Description Contents: Rowe, David E.: New trends and old images in the history of mathematics. Barbin, Evelyne: The role of problems in the history and teaching of mathematics. Hitchcock, Gavin: Dramatizing the birth and adventures of mathematical concepts: Two dialogues. Høyrup, Jens: The four sides and the area: Oblique light on the prehistory of algebra. WILBUR KNORR: The method of indivisibles in ancient geometry. Swetz, Frank: Enigmas of Chinese mathematics. Katz, Victor: Combinatorics and induction in medieval Hebrew and Islamic mathematics. Hughes, Barnabas: The earliest correct algebraic solutions of cubic equations. Dadić, Zarko: The early geometrical works of Marin Getaldić. Fauvel, John: Empowerment through modelling: The abolition of the slave trade. Grabiner, Judith: The calculus as algebra, the calculus as geometry: Lagrange, Maclaurin, and their legacy. Jahnke, Hans Niels: The development of algebraic analysis from Euler to Klein and its impact on school mathematics in the 19th century. Calinger, Ronald: The Mathematics Seminar at the University of Berlin: Origins, founding, and the Kummer-Weierstrass years. Cooke, Roger: S.V. Kovalevskaya's mathematical legacy: The rotation of a rigid body. Hensel, Susann: Aspects and problems of the development of mathematical education at technical colleges in Germany during the 19th century. Kidwell, Peggy: American mathematics viewed objectively: The case of geometric models. Aspray, William, Goldstein, Andrew, Williams, Bernard: The social and intellectual shaping of a new mathematical discipline: The role of the National Science Foundation in the rise of theoretical computer science and engineering. Heiede, Torkil: History of mathematics and the teacher. D'Ambrosio, Ubiratan: Ethnomathematics: An explanation. Rickey, V. Frederick: The necessity of history in teaching mathematics. Laubenbacher, Reinhard C., Pengelley, David J.: Mathematical masterpieces: Teaching with original sources. Kleiner, Israel: A history-of-mathematics course for teachers, based on great quotations. MARIE FRANÇOISE JOZEAU, Grégoire, Michèle: Measuring an arc of meridian. Lumpkin, Beatrice: From Egypt to Benjamin Banneker: African origins of false position solutions. Michalowicz, Karen Dee: Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916): An erstwhile pedagogist for contemporary times. Bero, Peter: Pupils' perception of the continuum. Flashman, Martin: Historical motivation for a calculus course: Barrow's theorem. Kronfellner, Manfred: The history of the concept of function and some implications for classroom teaching. SIU MAN-KEUNG: Integration in finite terms: From Liouville's work to the calculus classroom of today. Tattersall, James: How many people ever lived?

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