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Genre/Form: | History Miscellanea |
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Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Frank J Swetz |

ISBN: | 9781421404370 9781421404387 1421404370 1421404389 |

OCLC Number: | 733755047 |

Description: | ix, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm |

Contents: | Word problems: footprints from the history of mathematics -- Problems, problems: a resource for teaching -- Ancient Babylonia (2002-1000 BCE) -- Ancient Egypt -- Ancient Greece -- Ancient China -- India -- Islam -- Medieval Europe -- Renaissance Europe -- Japanese temple problems -- The ladies diary (1704-1841) -- Nineteenth-century victorian problems -- Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American problems -- Problems from the farmer's almanac -- Nineteenth-century calculus problems -- Some sample problem solution methods -- Where to from here? Where do you want to go? |

Responsibility: | Frank J. Swetz. |

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Swetz has collected word problems, or story problems, used to teach mathematics around the world and throughout history, so mathematics teachers in middle and secondary schools can use them today. University students of mathematics and its history might also find them useful as well as entertaining. Reference and Research Book News Mathematical Expeditions is a wonderful resource for any teacher who would like to use old problems in a course to help students understand the context of mathematical ideas. -- Victor J. Katz Mathematical Reviews The book is well thought-out and is recommended to readers interested in the history of mathematics. -- E. Keith Lloyd London Mathematical Society Newsletter One of my graduate students, who is majoring in mathematics, was excited when I showed her a sample of problems in the book. A month later, she asked whether I had finished my review-she wanted to borrow the book! -- Winifred A. Mallam Mathematics Teacher Read more...

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