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ERIC Number: EJ445133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Historical Stories in the Mathematics Classroom.
Fuehrer, Lutz
For the Learning of Mathematics, v11 n2 p24-31 Jun 1991
Presents three stories from mathematics history that can be integrated into classroom teaching: (1) the account of how Eratosthenes measured the circumference of the earth to discuss the concept of units in measurement, (2) ideas from Archimedes, Vite, and Descartes to introduce pi, and (3) the discovery of the Cardanic formula as an example of mathematical research. (MDH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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