Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and

Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others❴PDF / Epub❵ ☄ Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others Author William P. Berlinghoff – Varanus.us Where did maths come from Who thought up all those algebra symbols, and why What s the story behind negative numbers the metric system quadratic equations sine and cosine The independent sketches in 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 quadratic equations sine and cosine Theindependent sketches in Math through the Ages answer these questions and many others in an informal, easygoing style that s accessible to teachers, students, and anyone who is curious Math Through PDF \ about the history of mathematical ideas Each sketch contains Questions and Projects to help you learn about its topic and to see how its main ideas fit into the bigger picture of history Theshort stories are preceded by apage bird s eye overview of the entire panorama of mathematical history, a whirlwind tour of the most important people, events, Through the Ages: eBook ☆ and trends that shaped the mathematics we know today Reading suggestions after each sketch provide starting points for readers who want to pursue a topic further.

Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and
    Have Kindle books tour of the most important people, events, Through the Ages: eBook ☆ and trends that shaped the mathematics we know today Reading suggestions after each sketch provide starting points for readers who want to pursue a topic further."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 273 pages
  • Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others
  • William P. Berlinghoff
  • English
  • 13 February 2017
  • 0883857367

    10 thoughts on “Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and

    Have Kindle books tour of the most important people, events, Through the Ages: eBook ☆ and trends that shaped the mathematics we know today Reading suggestions after each sketch provide starting points for readers who want to pursue a topic further."/>
  1. 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 quantity less than nothing might as well have imaginary numbers Umm, is that snoring I hear Hey, 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 quantity less than nothing might as well have imaginary numbers Umm, is that snoring I hear Hey, wake up, we re talking about MATH


  2. 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, 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. 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. says:

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


  5. 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 learnabout specific subjects Highly recommend.


  6. 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


  7. says:

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


  8. 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 ver 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. says:

    Erg vermakelijk, beetje jammer was dat ik had gehoopt op een paar leuke hapklare brokken die ik aan mijn kids had voor kunnen leggen om ze mee te vermaken en ze de pure schoonheid, de noeste arbeid, de dreigende verslaving en de kiem tot waanzin te laten zien Daarvoor zijn wel wat handreikingen gedaan, maar vereist, misschien wiskunde eigen, nogal wat extra arbeid En dat zal ook gelden voor veel docenten ben ik bang.


  10. 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 questions I had in high school, but i never thought anyone could answer A great read, but could have used a littledetails and examples.

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