## Using History to Teach Mathematics: An International PerspectiveThere 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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Mathematics Teaching Practice: Guide for University and College Lecturers J H Mason No preview available - 2002 |

History in Mathematics Education: An ICMI Study John Fauvel,Jan A. Maanen,J.A. van Maanen No preview available - 2000 |