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Math through the ages : a gentle history for teachers and others

Author: William P BERLINGHOFF; Fernando Quadros Gouvêa
Publisher: Farmington, ME ; Washington, DC : Oxton House Publishers : Mathematical Association of America. copyright 2015
Series: MAA Textbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Written in an informal and easy-going style, this book is accessible to students, teachers and anyone curious about the history of mathematical ideas. This second edition includes five new historical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William P BERLINGHOFF; Fernando Quadros Gouvêa
ISBN: 9781939512123 1939512123 9781881929666 1881929663
OCLC Number: 1004220331
Description: 1 vol. (xiv-331 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. History in the mathematics classroom; 2. The history of mathematics in a large nutshell; 3. Sketches; 4. What to read next; 5. When they lived; Bibliography; Index; About the authors.
Series Title: MAA Textbooks.
Responsibility: William P. Berlinghoff, Fernando Q. Gouvêa.

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