Kirby Urner posted Mar 27, 2013 6:27 AM: > > On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Joe Niederberger > <email@example.com>wrote: > <snip> > By all means tell the story of artifacts, used to do > math and/or made by > means of math. > > Not just ruler and compass, or ruler. Not just the > abacus. > > Spend lots of time on the history of artifacts, share > the lore. > > Yes fractals, yes computers. <snip> This 'sense of 'history' should be most useful indeed, I believe, relevant to Danielle T's original request. I recall that the lack of historical background provided in the math courses I had taken was 'impoverishing'. Though I believe it would take an exceptional teacher to help provide that considering the constraints of time and pressures of 'syllabus'. I recall, however, that I did have one excellent math professor during engineering who did try and provide that sense of math history.