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ERIC Number: EJ785731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Applicable Problems in the History of Mathematics: Practical Examples for the Classroom
Savizi, Behnaz
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v26 n1 p45-50 2007
This text has been centered on two main ideas: the specifications of a good problem to be introduced in a classroom; and according to Freudethal's view, the importance of teaching the students how to apply mathematics in their own real life problems. Putting these two ideas together, we may conclude that historical real world problems fit the classroom, as in modeling and changing them into the mathematical language: 1-certain amount of interpretation and presentation is needed, 2-their solutions require application of certain mathematical concepts according to students' knowledge 3-their solution could be related to the main real problem by students and 4-presentation can capture and hold the interest of a student. At the end, Al-Bruni's measurement of the earth's circumstance has been brought as an example of the problems with such specifications.
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