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Mathematical expeditions : exploring word problems across the ages

Author: Frank J Swetz
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of over 500 culturally and historically diverse mathematical problems carefully chosen to enrich mathematics teaching from middle school through the college level."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
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?
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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. Read more...

 
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