Category Archives: history

Using history as a goal

Uffe Thomas Jankvist has written an article called An empirical study of using history as a ‘goal’. The article was published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics two days ago. Here is the abstract of his article: This article discusses … Continue reading

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January issue of Science & Education

The January issue of Science & Education has been published. One of the articles contained in the issue is of relevance to mathematics education: A Pilot Study of a Cultural-Historical Approach to Teaching Geometry. The article is written by Stuart … Continue reading

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BSHM Bulletin, Issue 2, 2009

The British Society for the HIstory of Mathematics has published issue 2 of their bulletin this year. This issue contains four interesting articles: Mathematics of currency and exchange: arithmetic at the end of the thirteenth century, by Norman Biggs  Formulating … Continue reading

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Hands-on mathematics

The May issue of Science & Education contains an interesting article that is related to mathematics education. The article is written by Youjun Wang, and it is entitled: Hands-on mathematics: two cases from ancient Chinese mathematics. Here is the abstract … Continue reading

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HPM newsletter, March 2009

HPM is a study group affiliated to ICMI, and it has a focus on the relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics. HPM has now published their newsletter No. 70. The newsletter is freely available as PDF download, and … Continue reading

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BSHM Bulletin

Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics has published issue 1 of 2009. The issue contains several articles that might be of interest, if you are interested in the history of mathematics. Here is a list of … Continue reading

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Using history in mathematics education

Uffe Thomas Jankvist has written an article about using history in mathematics education. The article was published in Educational Studies in Mathematics last week, and it is entitled: A categorization of the “whys” and “hows” of using history in mathematics … Continue reading

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Reading tips: Branford (1908)

Many great books have been written, and an increasing number are becoming part of the public domain. One of them, which I would like to point your attention to, is a classical book written by Benchara Branford in 1908! The … Continue reading

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A brief history of mathematics (book)

For those of you who haven’t already discover it, here is a tip for Christmas: Scribd! You can find lots of interesting books and papers here, and some are true gems. Here is one of them: A brief history of … Continue reading

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A cultural-historical approach to teaching geometry

Stuart Rowlands has recently written an article called A Pilot Study of a Cultural-Historical Approach to Teaching Geometry, which was published in Science & Education on Wednesday. Here is the abstract of the article: There appears to be a widespread assumption … Continue reading

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