Learning Activities from the History of Mathematics

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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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