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ERIC Number: EJ1084943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Teaching and Learning Mathematics from Primary Historical Sources
Barnett, Janet Heine; Lodder, Jerry; Pengelley, David
PRIMUS, v26 n1 p1-18 2016
Why would anyone think of teaching and learning mathematics directly from primary historical sources? We aim to answer this question while sharing our own experiences, and those of our students across several decades. We will first describe the evolution of our motivation for teaching with primary sources, and our current view of the advantages and challenges of a pedagogy based on teaching with primary sources. We then present three lower-division case studies based on our classroom experience of teaching discrete mathematics courses with student projects based on primary sources, and comment on how these could be adapted for use with other lower-division audiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE0717752; DUE0715392