Hands on History
A Resource for Teaching Mathematics
By (author) Amy Shell-Gellasch
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Hands on History by Amy Shell-Gellasch
Book DescriptionResearch shows that students learn best when they actively participate in their learning. In particular, hands-on activities provide the greatest opportunities for gaining understanding and promoting retention. Apart from simple manipulatives, the mathematics classroom offers few options for hands-on activities. However, the history of mathematics offers many ways to incorporate hands-on learning. By bringing this material culture of mathematics into the classroom, students can experience historical applications and uses of mathematics in a setting rich in discovery and intellectual interest. This volume is a compilation of articles from researchers and educators who use the history of mathematics to facilitate active learning in the classroom. The contributions range from simple devices, such as the rectangular protractor, to elaborate models of descriptive geometry. Other chapters provide detailed descriptions on how to build and use historical models in the high school or collegiate classroom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780883851821
(279mm x 215mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Mathematical Association of America
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Amy Shell-Gellasch
Algebra in Context, Hardback (November 2015)
Provides a framework for understanding algebra and related fields. In this book, students will discover why mathematics is such a crucial part not only of civilization but also of everyday life.
From Calculus to Computers, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Amy Shell-Gellasch
Classroom resource material allowing the integration of mathematics history into undergraduate mathematics teaching.
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Author Biography - Amy Shell-Gellasch
Amy Shell-Gellasch is currently a Faculty Fellow at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
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