Using History to Teach Mathematics: An International Perspective

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Victor J. Katz
Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 2000 - Mathematics - 261 pages
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There is a long tradition 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.
  

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Contents

The History of Mathematics
3
Historical Ideas and their Relationship to Pedagogy
27
Teaching a Particular Subject Using History
67
The Use of History in Teacher Training
121
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Victor J. Katz is professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia. His many books include the textbook, "A History of Mathematics: An Introduction, 2nd ed." (Addison-Wesley). He is the coeditor of "Historical Modules for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics.

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