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Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics

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Author:Jeff Miller, Gulf High School, New Port Richey, FL
Description: An extensive list, with examples, sources, and contributors. These pages attempt to show the first uses of various words used in mathematics. Research is ongoing, and the uses cited should not be assumed to be the first uses that occurred unless it is stated that the term was introduced or coined by the mathematician named.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Dictionaries, Glossaries, Thesauri
Math Topics: History and Biography

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