ERIC Number: ED392595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Learn from the Masters.
Swetz, Frank, Ed.; And Others
This book contains papers that identify and clarify techniques and pedagogical approaches for using the history of mathematics in teaching. The chapters are separated into two sections, one containing 8 chapters about secondary school mathematics and the other containing 15 chapters on higher mathematics. The first section discusses topics such as algorithms, analogies, logarithms, trigonometry, conic sections, and mathematical modeling. The second section contains papers about functions, calculus, heuristic reasoning, series, infinite numbers, abstract algebra, vectors, group theory, ring theory, applied mathematics, and a course in mathematics history. (MKR)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Educational History, Higher Education, Mathematics History, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
Mathematical Association of America, 1529 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.