When I taught such a course, I concentrated on the history/development of the number systems. It seemed to interest them as well as be pertinant to their teaching.
I used a book out of Harvard University Press. I'll try to look up the exact reference.
John K. Luedeman Director Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education O-101 Martin Hall Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634 (864) 656-5222 email@example.com
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto://email@example.com]On Behalf Of Tena Roepke Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 8:06 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: History
One of my teaching assignments for this year will be to teach math history to a group of primarily pre-service grades 4-9 mathematics teachers. I'm excited about this but am asking for some input concerning content for the course, textbook, resources, ways to make this material relevant to these students given math background and future ambitions to teach math in the middle grades. These students will have a background in our standard el. ed. math courses, algebra/trig, introductory statistics, finite math, and at least two quarters of calculus.
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