ERIC Number: EJ1105563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Preserving Precious Instruments in Mathematics History: The Educational Museum of Teachers College and David Eugene Smith's Collection
Murray, Diane R.
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v2 n2 p28-32 Fall-Win 2011
A history is given of the Educational Museum of Teachers College, which began in 1886, and David Eugene Smith's extensive collection of mathematical tools used in the Museum's exhibits is discussed. Historic mathematical instruments including, the astrolabe, abacus and counting rods, and the slide rule are examined. The author uses digitized versions of stereopticon slides from Smith's collection as images throughout the article.
Descriptors: Museums, Measurement Equipment, History, Schools of Education, Exhibits, Mathematics Education
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)