Learning Activities from the History of Mathematics

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Walch Publishing, 1993 - Education - 269 pages
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  • Biographies of 23 important mathematicians span many centuries and cultures.
  • Historical Learning Tasks provide 21 in-depth treatments of a variety of historical problems.
 

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Contents

The People of Mathematics
7
Reports and Research Projects
77
History in a Few Words
85
Numbers and Arithmetic
95
Geometry
96
Probability and Statistics
97
Problems Problems Problems
101
A Selection of Historical Problems
103
The Platonic Solids
158
The Golden Mean
165
The Bridge of Fools
171
Decimal Mysteries
175
Medieval Multiplication
179
Rabdologia
184
Pi Is
193
Shadow Reckoning
199

Activities for the Classroom
123
Figure It Out
128
Piling Up Blocks
133
Building Up Volume
138
A Babylonian Discovery
144
Picking Up the Pieces
149
Algebra with Lines
155
Measuring the World
202
Measuring Angles
206
The Lo Shu
210
Squaring the Circle
213
Regular Polygons
217
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