Using History to Teach Mathematics: An International Perspective

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 2000 - Mathematics - 261 pages
There is a long tradition of relating the history of mathematics to its teaching, and increasingly this has extended throughout mathematical education. This volume brings together articles from well known figures in this area, and provides many insights, both in particular cases and in generality, into how the history of mathematics can find application in the teaching of mathematics itself. Educators at all levels, and mathematicians interested in the history of their subject, will find much of interest in this book.
 

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Contents

Preface vii
1
A French Perspective Anne MichelPajus
17
Historical Ideas and their Relationship to Pedagogy
27
Teaching a Particular Subject Using History
67
A Genetic Approach Constantinos Tzanakis
111
The Use of History in Teacher Training
121
The Analysis of Regula Falsi as an Instance for Professional Development
129
An Educational Partnership Maxim Bruckheimer and Abraham Arcavi
135
The History of Mathematics
147
Jaime Carvalho e Silva and Joćo Filipe Queiro
231
An Overview Ubiratan DAmbrosio
245
Notes on Contributors
257
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