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Genre/Form: | History |
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Document Type: | Book |
All Authors / Contributors: |
Bharath Sriraman |
ISBN: | 9781617357046 1617357049 9781617357053 1617357057 9781617357060 1617357065 |
OCLC Number: | 798067087 |
Description: | ix, 370 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm. |
Contents: | Topics in History and Didactics of Calculus and Analysis -- 1. A note on the institutionalization of mathematical knowledge or "What was and is the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, really"? / Anna Klisinska -- 2. Transitioning students to calculus: Using history as a guide / Matt Roscoe -- 3. The tension between intuitive infinitesimals and formal mathematical analysis / David Tall -- 4. The didactical nature of some lesser known historical examples in mathematics / Bharath Sriraman -- 5. The Brachistochrone Problem: Mathematics for a Broad Audience via a Large Context Problem / James Currie -- 6. Chopping Logs: A Look at the History and Uses of Logarithms / Rafael Villarreal-Calderon -- 7. The history of mathematics as a pedagogical tool: Teaching the integral of the secant via Mercator's projection / Matt Roscoe -- Topics in the History and Didactics of Geometry and Number. 8. Euclid's Book on the Regular Solids: Its Place in the Elements and Its Educational Value / Michael N. Fried -- 9. Book X of The Elements: Ordering Irrationals / Jade Roskam -- 10. The Origins of the Genus Concept in Binary Quadratic Forms / Azar Khosravani -- 11. Where are the Plans: A socio-critical and architectural survey of early Egyptian Mathematics / Rachel Saltzstein -- History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education -- 12. Classifying the arguments and methodological schemes for integrating history in mathematics education / Yannis Thomaidis -- 13. A first attempt to identify and classify empirical studies on history in mathematics education / Uffe Thomas Jankvist -- 14. Reflections on and benefits of uses of history in mathematics education exemplified by two types of student work in upper secondary school / Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen. |
Series Title: | Montana mathematics enthusiast, monograph 12. |
Responsibility: | edited by Bharath Sriraman. |
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History of Calculus
The chapters covering the history of Calculus in this book are interesting to read especially for someone that has wondered why or what motivated its development. The fact that there is really no agreed upon form on the FTC in terms of its historical development and the institutionalization of...
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The chapters covering the history of Calculus in this book are interesting to read especially for someone that has wondered why or what motivated its development. The fact that there is really no agreed upon form on the FTC in terms of its historical development and the institutionalization of this "theorem" shows that modern textbooks often hoodwink students into believing results completely out of context. The geometry section of the book was also challenging but enlightening in terms of understanding Euclid's elements better. The editor warns in the preface that it is an uneven book in terms of its fonts and layout but it makes it all the more eclectic and delightful to read.
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