# Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

MAA, 9. sep. 2004 - 273 strani
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 25 independent 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 about the history of mathematical ideas. Each sketch contains Questions and Projects to help you learn more about its topic and to see how its main ideas fit into the bigger picture of history. The 25 short stories are preceded by a 56-page bird's-eye overview of the entire panorama of mathematical 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 a topic further.

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#### LibraryThing Review

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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. Celotno mnenje

### Vsebina

 III 5 IV 6 V 14 VI 24 VII 28 VIII 32 IX 35 X 37
 XXXV 133 XXXVII 139 XXXVIII 147 XLI 155 XLIII 163 XLV 169 XLVII 177 XLIX 185

 XI 42 XII 47 XIII 53 XIV 59 XV 65 XVII 73 XIX 79 XXI 85 XXIII 93 XXV 101 XXVII 107 XXIX 113 XXXI 121 XXXIII 127
 LI 193 LIII 201 LV 207 LVII 215 LIX 223 LXI 231 LXIII 237 LXV 245 LXVII 248 LXVIII 250 LXIX 253 LXX 262 Avtorske pravice

### Navedki za to knjigo

 Imagining Numbers: (particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)Barry MazurOmejen predogled - 2004
 Mathematical Connections: A Companion for Teachers and OthersAl CuocoPredogled ni na voljo - 2005
Vsi rezultati iz storitve Knjige &raquo;

### O avtorju (2004)

William Berlnghoff received his Ph.D in mathematics from Wesleyan University. He is a visiting professor of mathematics at Colby College. He is the author or co-author of several college texts for liberal arts mathematics.

Fernando Gouves received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University. He is currently a professor of mathematics at Colby College.