Doesn’t it seem like we should teach math with it’s history attached. Wouldn’t adding a historical perspective while teaching and learning about Mathematics help bring the concepts to life? Sometimes it’s hard to know the exact approach to include it and sometimes it’s hard because we are not very familiar with the history. And let’s face it, textbooks do a horrible job including the history, occasionally attaching mere tidbits here and there that usually are superficially related to the content on the surrounding pages.

I’m going to read, “A History of Mathematics,” by Carl Boyer to help me learn more of the history and get some perspective on including it in lessons. Hopefully I’ll come up with some great ideas about embedding historical motivation for the discovery of Mathematics into my teaching.

More to come….

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I have this book! I’ve been meaning to read it for some time…

Well, dust it off and read it while I do. I’m probably going to post whenever I think of something interesting from the reading. If you read it too then we can bounce ideas around.

I am doing as we speak!

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