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 functionits history and teaching / ManKeung 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 / ManKeung 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 / ManKeung Siu  Topics course in mathematics / Abe Shenitzer. 
ISBN 
0883857030 (pbk.) 
OCLC # 
33601105 
