1997 Joint Mathematics Meetings

Sessions on Math History

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Following is a selection of presentations from the Joint Mathematics Meetings, 8-11 January 1997, San Diego, CA.

MAA Session
The Uses of History in the Teaching of Mathematics

Florence D. Fasanelli, Mathematical Association of America ffasanel@maa.org
Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia vkatz@udc.edu
V. Frederick Rickey, Bowling Green State University rickey@math.bgsu.edu
  1. Begin at the Beginning: Combining Euclid in Translation With a Conventional Text
    Mark S. Foskey, Jacksonville University
  2. Back to the academic year 1851-2.
    Etienne Archinard, College de Saussure, Geneva, Switzerland
  3. The use of Historical Numeration Systems in the South Dakota Native Americans Mathematics Enhancement Program
    A. S. Elkhader, Northern State University
  4. Using History to Provide Context
    Janet H. Barnett
  5. Euler's Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem for n=3.
    Peter R. Flusser, Kansas Wesleyan University
    Charles B. Pierre, Clark Atlanta University
  6. Cauchy's Proof of the Power Rule: A Project for Real Analysis.
    Maureen T. Carroll
  7. Using Original Sources to Teach the Logistic Equation: A Module
    Bonnie J. Shulman, Bates College
  8. A non-traditional course in the history of mathematics
    Elizabeth Mayfield, Hood College
  9. Pascal and the Problem of the Points
    Ruth Rebekka Struik, University of Colorado, Boulder
  10. The role of History and Context in shaping Scholarship and Education in Mathematics
    Alphonse Buccino, Contemporary Communications, Inc.
  11. Project-Based Investigations with Portfolio Assessment in a History of Mathematics Course for Teachers.
    David Dennis, University of Texas at El Paso
  12. Preparing Elementary Mathematics Educators Using the History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education.
    Nkechi M Agwu, BMCC, CUNY
  13. Writing Assignments in a History of Mathematics Course
    Leon M. Cohen, Hampden-Sydney College
  14. Which came first, the Airy equation or the Airy function?
    David J Barsky
  15. An Historical Approach to the Central Limit Theorem
    Amy L. Rocha, San Jose State University
  16. History and Problem Solving
    Agnes Tuska
  17. Using Original Sources in Discrete Mathematics
    Herbert E. Kasube, Bradley University
  18. Using Original Sources to Enhance the Introductory Real Analysis Course
    Phillip E Johnson, UNC Charlotte

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