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ERIC Number: ED096180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1947
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Surveying Instruments: Their History and Classroom Use. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Yearbook 19 .
Kiely, Edmond R.
The first four chapters trace the history of surveying instruments from beginnings in Egypt, China, and Babylonia to Greece and Rome, then Europe, Islam, and India and finally in the Renaissance in Europe. The organization of these chapters is generally by the major areas of leveling instruments, right-angle instruments, staff combinations, and the astrolabe. The development of practical geometry in the school curriculum with emphasis on the use of outdoor measurement is discussed in chapter 5. Finally, applications of geometry and trigonometry to simple surveying are given. An extensive bibliography completes the book. (LS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Civil Engineering, Curriculum, Geometry, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Mathematics History, Measurement, Reference Materials, Secondary School Mathematics, Trigonometry, Yearbooks
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.