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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Using the history of mathematics enhances the teaching and learning of
mathematics. To date, much of the literature prepared on the topic of
integrating mathematics history in undergraduate teaching contains,
predominantly, ideas from the 18th century and earlier. This volume focuses on
19th and 20th century mathematics, building on the earlier efforts but
emphasizing recent history in the teaching of mathematics, computer science,
and related disciplines. "From Calculus to Computers" is a resource for
undergraduate teachers that provide ideas and materials for immediate adoption
in the classroom and proven examples to motivate innovation by the reader.
Contributions to this volume are from historians of mathematics and college
mathematics instructors with years of experience and expertise in these
subjects. Among the topics included are: projects with significant historical
content successfully used in a numerical analysis course, a discussion of the
role of probability in undergraduate statistics courses, integration of the
history of mathematics in undergraduate geometry instruction, to include
non-Euclidean geometries, the evolution of mathematics education and teacher
preparation over the past two centuries, the use of a seminal paper by Cayley
to motivate student learning in an abstract algebra course, the integration of
the history of logic and programming into computer science courses, and ideas
on how to implement history into any class and how to develop history of