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Author: Frank J Swetz
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, ©1995.
Series: Classroom resource materials (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Kongreß
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Kristiansand (1988)
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank J Swetz
ISBN: 0883857030 9780883857038
OCLC Number: 33601105
Notes: Proceedings of an international conference/workshop on the history of mathematics held in Kristiansand, Norway, August, 1988.
Description: x, 303 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: History of mathematics can help improve instruction and learning / Shmuel Avital --
Role in the history of mathematics of algorithms and analogies / Phillip S. Jones --
Using problems from the history of mathematics in classroom instruction / Frank J. Swetz --
Revisiting the history of logarithms / John Fauvel --
Napier's logarithms adapted for today's classroom / Victor J. Katz --
Trigonometry comes out of the shadows / Frank J. Swetz --
Alluvial deposits, conic sections, and improper glasses, or history of mathematics applied in the classroom / Jan A. van Maanen --
Historical example of mathematical modeling: the trajectory of a cannonball / Frank J. Swetz --
Concept of function--its history and teaching / Man-Keung Siu. My favorite ways of using history in teaching calculus / V. Frederick Rickey --
Improved teaching of the calculus through the use of historical materials / Michel Helfgott --
Euler and Heuristic reasoning / Man-Keung Siu --
Converging concepts of series: learning from history / Joel P. Lehmann --
Historical thoughts on infinite numbers / Lars Mejlbo --
Historical ideas in teaching linear algebra / Victor J. Katz --
Wessel on vectors / Otto B. Bekken --
Who needs vectors? / Karen Reich --
Teaching of abstract algebra: an historical perspective / Israel Kleiner --
Toward the definition of an abstract ring / David M. Burton and Donovan H. Van Osdol --
In Hilbert's shadow: notes toward a redefinition of introductory group theory / Anthony D. Gardiner. Episode in the history of celestial mechanics and its utility in the teaching of applied mathematics / Eric J. Aiton --
Mathematical thinking and history of mathematics / Man-Keung Siu --
Topics course in mathematics / Abe Shenitzer.
Series Title: Classroom resource materials (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: edited by Frank Swetz [and others].
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