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ERIC Number: EJ840211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Hands-On Mathematics: Two Cases from Ancient Chinese Mathematics
Wang, Youjun
Science & Education, v18 n5 p631-640 May 2009
In modern mathematical teaching, it has become increasingly emphasized that mathematical knowledge should be taught by problem-solving, hands-on activities, and interactive learning experiences. Comparing the ideas of modern mathematical education with the development of ancient Chinese mathematics, we find that the history of mathematics in ancient China is an abundant resource for materials to demonstrate mathematics by hands-on manipulation. In this article I shall present two cases that embody this idea of a hands-on approach in ancient Chinese mathematics, at the same time offering an opportunity to show how to utilize materials from the history of Chinese math in modern mathematical education.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China