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ERIC Number: EJ443584
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Reading Bombelli's x-purgated Algebra.
Arcavi, Abraham; Bruckheimer, Maxim
College Mathematics Journal, v22 n3 p212-19 May 1991
Presents the algorithm to approximate square roots as reproduced from the 1579 edition of an algebra book by Rafael Bombelli. The sequence of activities illustrates that the process of understanding an original source of mathematics, first at the algorithmic level and then with respect to its mathematical validity in modern terms, can be an enjoyable and enlightening mathematical strategy. (JJK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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