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ERIC Number: EJ1069550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Roots of Linear Algebra: An Historical Exploration of Linear Systems
Andrews-Larson, Christine
PRIMUS, v25 n6 p507-528 2015
There is a long-standing tradition in mathematics education to look to history to inform instruction. An historical analysis of the genesis of a mathematical idea offers insight into: (i) the contexts that give rise to a need for a mathematical construct; (ii) the ways in which available tools might shape the development of that mathematical idea; and (iii) ways in which students might make sense of an idea. In this paper, I discuss historic contexts that gave rise to considerations of linear systems of equations and their solutions, as well as implications for instruction and instructional design.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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