## Math through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others Expanded Second Edition`Math through the Ages' is a treasure, one of the best history of math books at its level ever written. Somehow, it manages to stay true to a surprisingly sophisticated story, while respecting the needs of its audience. Its overview of the subject captures most of what one needs to know, and the 30 sketches are small gems of exposition that stimulate further exploration. --Glen van Brummelen, Quest University, President (2012-14) of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics Where did math come from? Who thought up all those algebra symbols, and why? What is the story behind $pi$? ... negative numbers? ... the metric system? ... quadratic equations? ... sine and cosine? ... logs? The 30 independent historical sketches in Math through the Ages answer these questions and many others in an informal, easygoing style that is accessible to teachers, students, and anyone who is curious about the history of mathematical ideas. Each sketch includes Questions and Projects to help you learn more about its topic and to see how the main ideas fit into the bigger picture of history. The 30 short stories are preceded by a 58-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. ``What to Read Next'' and reading suggestions after each sketch provide starting points for readers who want to learn more. This book is ideal for a broad spectrum of audiences, including students in history of mathematics courses at the late high school or early college level, pre-service and in-service teachers, and anyone who just wants to know a little more about the origins of mathematics. |

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A few, however,

prowess at difficult or complicated ... The mathematical activity of the Babylonian

scribes

A few, however,

**seem**designed to give young scribes a chance to show theirprowess at difficult or complicated ... The mathematical activity of the Babylonian

scribes

**seems**to have arisen from the everyday necessities of running a central ... Stran 12

The mathematical work that survives

Some tablets mix mathematics with several other subjects. Mathematics loses its

separate identity, and most of the enthusiasm and creativity disappear.

The mathematical work that survives

**seems**less exciting and less accomplished.Some tablets mix mathematics with several other subjects. Mathematics loses its

separate identity, and most of the enthusiasm and creativity disappear.

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Dosegli ste zgornjo mejo števila strani te knjige, ki je na voljo.

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Dosegli ste zgornjo mejo števila strani te knjige, ki je na voljo.

Dosegli ste zgornjo mejo števila strani te knjige, ki je na voljo.

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Dosegli ste zgornjo mejo števila strani te knjige, ki je na voljo.

Dosegli ste zgornjo mejo števila strani te knjige, ki je na voljo.

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#### LibraryThing Review

Uporabnikova ocena - TrgLlyLibrarian - LibraryThingGreat 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

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Sketches | 67 |

What to Read Next | 287 |

When They Lived | 295 |

Bibliography | 301 |

Index | 319 |

About the Authors | 333 |

Back cover | 334 |

### Druge izdaje - Prikaži vse

Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others William P. Berlinghoff,Fernando Q. Gouvêa Predogled ni na voljo - 2004 |

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