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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: | A note on the institutionalization of mathematical knowledge or "What was and is the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, really"? / Eva Jablonka and Anna Klisinska -- Transitioning students to calculus: using history as a guide / Nicolas Haverhals and Matt Roscoe -- The tension between intuitive infinitesimals and formal mathematical analysis / Mikhail Katz and David Tall -- The didactical nature of some lesser known historical examples in mathematics / Kajsa Bråting, Nicholas Kallem, and Bharath Sriraman -- The brachistochrone problem: mathematics for a broad audience via a large context problem / Jeff Babb and James Currie -- Chopping logs: a look at the history and uses of logarithms / Rafael Villarreal-Calderon -- The history of mathematics as a pedagogical tool: teaching the integral of the secant via Mercator's projection / Nicolas Haverhals and Matt Roscoe. Euclid's book on the regular solids: its place in the elements and its educational value / Michael N. Fried -- Book X of the elements: ordering irrationals / Jade Roskam -- The origins of the genus concept in binary quadratic forms / Mark Beintema and Azar Khosravani -- Where are the plans: a socio-critical and architectural survey of early Egyptian mathematics / Gabriel Johnson, Bharath Sriraman, and Rachel Saltzstein -- Classifying the arguments and methodological schemes for integrating history in mathematics education / Constantinos Tzanakis and Yannis Thomaidis -- A first attempt to identify and classify empirical studies on history in mathematics education / Uffe Thomas Jankvist -- 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 -- Adversarial and friendly interactions : progress in 17th century mathematics / Shirley B. Gray and Libby Knott. |
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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