History in Mathematics Education

History in Mathematics Education : The ICMI Study

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 437 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 793.78g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 2002 ed.
  • 38 Illustrations, black and white; XVIII, 437 p. 38 illus.
  • 079236399X
  • 9780792363996

Table of contents

Introduction.
1. The political context.
2. Philosophical, multicultural and interdisciplinary issues.
3. Integrating history: research perspectives.
4. History of Mathematics for Trainee Teachers.
5. Historical formation and student understanding of mathematics.
6. History in support of diverse educational requirements - opportunities for change.
7. Integrating history of mathematics in the classroom: an analytic survey.
8. Historical support for particular subjects.
9. The use of original sources in the mathematics classroom.
10. Non-standard media and other resources.
11. Bibliography for further work in the area.
Notes on contributors. Index.
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