Crossroads in the History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education

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Bharath Sriraman
IAP, 2012 - Education - 370 pages
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"The interaction of the history of mathematics and mathematics education has long been construed as an esoteric area of inquiry. Much of the research done in this realm has been under the auspices of the history and pedagogy of mathematics group. However there is little systematization or consolidation of the existing literature aimed at undergraduate mathematics education, particularly in the teaching and learning of the history of mathematics and other undergraduate topics. In this monograph, the chapters cover topics such as the development of Calculus through the actuarial sciences and map making, logarithms, the people and practices behind real world mathematics, and fruitful ways in which the history of mathematics informs mathematics education. The book is meant to serve as a source of enrichment for undergraduate mathematics majors and for mathematics education courses aimed at teachers."--Back cover.
  

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Contents

Contents
17
Topics in the History and Didactics of Geometry and Number
173
The Origins of the Genus Concept in Binary Quadratic Forms
215
A sociocritical and architectural survey of early
229
History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education
245
Reflections on and benefits of uses of history in mathematics education
333
Progress in 17th century mathematics
357
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