## Math through the ages: a gentle history for teachers and othersOm matematikkens historie og hvordan den kan anvendes i matematikundervisningen. |

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#### Review: Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others, Expanded Edition (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)

User Review - Lillian - GoodreadsGreat overview, not too heavy, and fed to you in short chapters on widely varying topics. It includes some problems and projects to further investigate at the end of each chapter. Great for teachers. This may be inspiring to me for programs or just outreach to people facing math homework. Read full review

#### Review: Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others, Expanded Edition (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)

User Review - Brian Carpenter - GoodreadsThe collection of sketches on mathematical history contained in this book were, for the most part, interesting to read. Many of them provoked additional thoughts or drove me to look up new sources ... Read full review

### Contents

History in the Mathematics Classroom | 1 |

Sketches | 61 |

Reading and Writing Arithmetic | 67 |

Copyright | |

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