O. Neugebauer, The Exact Sciences in Antiquity Actually read some Euclid and the "Eureka" guy, Archimedes; follow some good & clear and some not-so-clear propositions of Euclid Look at ETBell, *Men* of Mathematics Dunham, Mathematical Universe Maor, Trigonometric Delights Kaplan's history of Zero Gullberg, Mathematics from the birth of Numbers recent book on the square root of negative 1 The making of the Atomic Bomb (maybe) There are others, as well. But this is a start.
Tena Roepke wrote: > > 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. > > Please send any ideas or positive suggestions via private e-mail to > firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your help. > > Tena Roepke > Ohio Northern University