Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

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Mathematical Association of America, 2004 - Mathematics - 273 pages
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Where did maths come from? Who thought up all those algebra symbols, and why? What's the story behind ... negative numbers? ... the metric system? ... quadratic equations? ... sine and cosine? The 25 independent sketches in Math through the Ages answer these questions and many others in an informal, easygoing style that's accessible to teachers, students, and anyone who is curious about the history of mathematical ideas. Each sketch contains Questions and Projects to help you learn more about its topic and to see how its main ideas fit into the bigger picture of history. The 25 short stories are preceded by a 56-page bird's-eye overview of the entire panorama of mathematical history, a whirlwind tour of the most important people, events, and trends that shaped the mathematics we know today. Reading suggestions after each sketch provide starting points for readers who want to pursue a topic further.

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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 - Goodreads

Great 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 - Goodreads

The 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

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About the author (2004)

William Berlnghoff received his Ph.D in mathematics from Wesleyan University. He is a visiting professor of mathematics at Colby College. He is the author or co-author of several college texts for liberal arts mathematics.

Fernando Gouves received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University. He is currently a professor of mathematics at Colby College.

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