## Crossroads in the History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education"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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