History in Mathematics Education

History in Mathematics Education

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This ground-breaking book investigates how the learning and teaching of mathematics can be improved through integrating the history of mathematics into all aspects of mathematics education: lessons, homework, texts, lectures, projects, assessment, and curricula. It draws upon evidence from the experience of teachers as well as national curricula, textbooks, teacher education practices, and research perspectives across the world. It includes a 300-item annotated bibliography of recent work in the field in eight languages.... a#39;Arithmetic in ancient Egypta#39;, a#39;I€: and the circumference of the circlea#39;, a#39;Word problems and equationsa#39; (described in Ofir and Arcavi, 1992), ... At the same time, it gives an opportunity for teachers to enhance their mathematical literacy. ... F. On the basis of E(i) above, students are asked to explain the proof of the Pythagorean theorem by geometrical dissection, which illustrates the use of manipulations.

Title:History in Mathematics Education
Author:John Fauvel, J.A. van Maanen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-04-11


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