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A New FREE Resource on Teaching Math History

For the past 29 years, I have taught a mathematics history course, and was even the creator of the course at my university. During this time, I have learned not only a great amount of the history of mathematics, but also have gained experience on how to integrate math history ideas into my normal teaching of mathematics.

In an attempt to share some of this gained knowledge and experiences, I now announce the release of a new website Teaching Mathematics History. It is a collection of materials directed at either teaching a math history class or including math history ideas in other math courses.

FREE resources that are being made available:

  • ​An extensive set (about 300 pages) of problem-solving lessons that include student materials, teacher commentary, problem sets, problem commentary, associated writing topics, and references. Originally I wrote this problem set with the intent that it would become available as a book, but for multiple reasons changed my mind. So, I now offer all of these problems sets FREE..and request that in your use/modification of them that you give the credit due.
  • A broad collection of materials that served to generate and direct my Math History class, including sample writing assignments, sample paper topics, sample writing prompts, sample rubrics, etc.
  • A multi-level reference list of historical resources that focus on the history of mathematics, ranging from texts to articles. It can be used to build identify resources in the writing of papers and guide the broad understanding of the history of mathematics. If students need reference information on topics or mathematicians, please share this with them....it might lessen the over-emphasis on internet resources.
On opening page, you will find links to my two other websites....please explore them as well. The "olde" problem database speaks for itself. Also, the MathNEXUS website has just shy of ten years of content in its Archive. ...Humor, problems, websites, resources, statistics, quotes, etc....all aimed at extending the mathematical soul! I think Euler would approve....