What I groove on about these historical recaps is mathematics has this time dimension just as much / also / as part of the same history. Obviously, as it's all one continuous movement, with forks and branches, like a tree (also rejoinings, mergers, unlike a tree).
Soooo many math textbooks deny their own Z-axis as it were, even though they're manifestly just an MRI slice of a few threads, e.g. the "what is a Function" thread, ongoing through time.
That's what's considered cool in the the math of our day: to snip away all the cobwebs of history -- which just means others get to respin them.
Shouldn't "math class" take more responsibility for sharing its own lore? Give us some historical perspective?
What was New Math again? Why was it in the news?
When Kirby says "Gnu Math", what might that mean?
What was Bourbaki again?
And what is Chaos ("Xaos") math?
Give us some overview teacher.
Show us the big picture.
We're but newbies (noobs), in need of orientation and more context.
Mathematics also has its notational revolutions. Shall we discuss them? I like those "who first used what symbol the way we mean it today" type discussions, Euler often the star.
There's this myth about "math: the universal language": as if, if you put 1000 mathematicians on a cruise ship they'd all be singing the same hymns momentarily.
And that's not a bad thing, if you treasure diversity, as Noah surely did; although the packing algorithm must have been run on the equivalent of a Cray for his day, with so much to account for.