Summary: There is a long traditon of relating the history of mathematics to its teaching, and increasingly this has extended throughout mathematical education. This volume brings together articles from well known figures in this area, and provides many insights, both in particular cases and in generality, into how the history of mathematics can find application in the teaching of mathematics itself. Educators at all levels, and mathematicians interested in the history of their subject, will f
Summary: There is a long traditon of relating the history of mathematics to its teaching, and increasingly this has extended throughout mathematical education. This volume brings together articles from well known figures in this area, and provides many insights, both in particular cases and in generality, into how the history of mathematics can find application in the teaching of mathematics itself. Educators at all levels, and mathematicians interested in the history of their subject, will find much of interest in this book. ...show less
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'The result is a beautifully presented book whose contributors are international specialists in the history of mathematics and its use in teaching. The book is completed by numerous illustrations as well at the end by Notes on COntributors. To sum up, we may recommend it as an inspiring work especially for those teaching mathematics at any level, for studnets, and in general, for anybody who is interested in mathematics and its historical aspects.' Acta. Sci. Math.
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1. General ideas on the use of history in teaching M.-K. Siu, F. Swetz and A. Michel-Pajus; 2. Historical ideas and their relationship to pedagogy L. Grugnetti, W.-S. Horng, F. Furinghetti and F. Swetz; 3. Teaching a particular subject using history L. Radford, G. Guerette, J. H. Barnett, E. Barbin and J.-L. Dorier; 4. The use of history in teacher training I. Isaacs, V. Mohan Ram, A. Richards, G. Winicki and M. Bruckheimer; 5. The history of mathematics E. Robson, M.-K. Siu, G. W. Heine, U. Gellert, L. E. Moreno-Armella, G. Waldegg, R. Wilson, T. Heiede, L. Giacardi, G. Hitchcock, A. Leal Duarte, J. Carvalho e Silva, J. F. Quiero and U. D'Ambrosio.
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