Models & Optimisation and Mathematical Analysis Journal
Volume 3, Numéro 1, Pages 36-41

The Value Of History In A Mathematics Classroom

Authors : Van Brummelen Glen .

Abstract

The history of mathematics, used well, can be a powerful tool in the mathematics classroom. The historical process of mathematical discovery and verification shares many similarities with the process of student learning. We discuss the critical aspects of the learning experience that may be aided through the use of carefully chosen historical parallels, provide historical examples for these aspects, and consider some of the potential pitfalls

Keywords

history; pedagogy; mathematics