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Topic: History
Replies: 14   Last Post: Sep 2, 2000 3:10 PM

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Ronald A Ward

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Registered: 12/8/04
RE: History
Posted: Sep 1, 2000 8:57 PM
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I do agree that a history of mathematics course should contain some
mathematics content. Indeed, we have a requirement in our math department
that a certain percentage of the course must involve such an emphasis.
But one can do this is a relevant way by using, for example, the text by
Howard Eves. There are many problems--some very challenging--which give a
much better appreciation of the role of various individuals in the
development of mathematics.

Ron Ward/Western Washington University/Bellingham, WA
[Where classes don't begin until fall really starts!]

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