Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and

Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others, Expanded Edition (Classroom Resource Material) ❰BOOKS❯ ⚡ Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others, Expanded Edition (Classroom Resource Material) Author William P. Berlinghoff – Thomashillier.co.uk Where did maths come from Who thought up all those algebra symbols and why What's the story behind negative numbers the metric system uadratic euations sine and cosine The 25 independent sketches in M Where did the Ages: eBook ✓ maths come from Who thought up all those algebra symbols and why What's the story behind negative numbers the metric system uadratic euations sine and cosine The independent sketches in Math through the Ages answer these uestions and many others in an informal easygoing style that's accessible to teachers students and anyone who is curious about the history of mathematical ideas Each sketch contains uestions and Projects to Math Through PDF \ help you learn about its topic and to see how its main ideas fit into the bigger picture of history The short stories are preceded by a page bird's eye overview of the entire panorama of mathematical Through the Ages: A Gentle PDF \ history a whirlwind tour of the most important people events and trends that shaped the mathematics we know today Reading suggestions after each sketch provide starting points for readers who want to pursue Through the Ages: PDF ☆ a topic further.


10 thoughts on “Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others, Expanded Edition (Classroom Resource Material)

  1. Kate McLaughlin Kate McLaughlin says:

    I keep renewing this one at the library I can't beleive no one has put a hold on it Pretty interesting stuff For example the struggle of the negative number to be accepted It took hundreds of years many coiled ropes as the ancient Egyptians would write but that was lotus flowers ago People really smart ones too could work them in problems but still could not grasp the idea of a uantity less than nothing might as well have imaginary numbers Umm is that snoring I hear? Hey wake up we're talking about MATH


  2. Brian Carpenter Brian Carpenter says:

    The collection of sketches on mathematical history contained in this book were for the most part interesting to read Many of them provoked additional thoughts or drove me to look up new sources which I believe is the point of a book like this While reading the book for a class I was continually struck by two concepts 1 the development of the vast majority of mathematical ideas is firmly rooted in the practical and 2 the algorithms we use for calculation be they arithmetic or algebraic are firmly rooted in the culture we find ourselves in Overall the book was a pleasant read that provided a good primer to the historical context of mathematics


  3. Lillian Lillian says:

    Great overview not too heavy and fed to you in short chapters on widely varying topics It includes some problems and projects to further investigate at the end of each chapter Great for teachers This may be inspiring to me for programs or just outreach to people facing math homework


  4. Rebecca Dibbs Rebecca Dibbs says:

    This book is ok for what it isa shallow overview of math history I can use for my el ed majors class


  5. Zach Glickson Zach Glickson says:

    really good for 'teachers and others' I read this in prep for a math and science teaching class the book was really easy read and has HUGE amounts of references for anyone looking to learn about specific subjects Highly recommend


  6. Jean-francois Parent Jean-francois Parent says:

    Very interesting book on the history of mathematic It is not super deep but provide a good overview of the subject


  7. Valleri Valleri says:

    The origins of mathematics revealed This was a fascinating read though it was a little dry What can one expect from a book about math?


  8. Blair Blair says:

    This book is divided into two sections; the first is a very general history of mathematics starting with the Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians and ending with the modern era and the second is a series of sketches each of which explores a specific topic such as numeration systems or non Euclidian geometry I enjoyed the first half of the book I think it contained the right amount of detail though it is Eurocentric as the authors acknowledge themselves The sketches however I found very hard to understand and not very fun to read That might just be due to my overall lack of mathematical knowledge though


  9. Aaron Aaron says:

    This was a great book if you are looking for a brief overview of the history of math The book is divided into sketches that cover a certain subject like the history of 0 as well as a few problems that drive home the concept It was really interesting to read all of the answers to the uestions I had in high school but i never thought anyone could answer A great read but could have used a little details and examples


  10. Jesse Broussard Jesse Broussard says:

    Nothing remarkable Fairly accurate with an anti christian bias


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