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Title Learn from the masters! / edited by Frank Swetz ... [and others]
Imprint [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, [1995]
Edition [Revised edition].

Subject Mathematics -- History.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Alt Name Swetz, Frank J., 1937-
Conference on the History of Mathematics and its Place in Teaching (1988 : Kristiansand, Norway)
Description x, 303 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Edition [Revised edition].
Note Revised edition of: Proceedings of the Kristiansand Conference on the History of Mathematics and its Place in Teaching, Kristiansand, Norway, August, 1988, originally published by Pennsylvania State University in 1992 as Learn from the masters!
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
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.
ISBN 0883857030 (pbk.)
OCLC # 33601105

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