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View Resource Non-Euclidean Geometry

From J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, this page covers Euclid's Elements through the end of the 1800's, with 23 references (books/articles). Each important name is a link to a brief biography and bibliography.

View Resource The Trigonometric Functions

Linked essay sketching trigonometry from its beginnings out of the early correspondence between astronomy and mathematics through the 18th century, with 17 references (books/articles). Influential thinkers addressed here include Menelaus, Ptolemy, Rheticus, Cavalieri, Vi├Ęte, De Moivre, and Cotes. Each name is linked to a brief biography and annotated bibliography about each person.

View Resource Episodes in the History of Geometry through Models in Dynamic Geometry

Utilizing dynamic models to explain different aspects of geometry can be a powerful pedagogical tool. This is exactly what inspired Eduardo Veloso and Rita Bastos to write this classroom exercise for the Mathematical Association of America's "Convergence" site. In this exercise, mathematics educators will receive an introduction to several key aspects of the history of geometry through four...

View Resource Geometry Online

Projects that use realtime data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that use the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. The site lists currently sponsored projects by level, with an archive of past sponsored projects, each with a brief desciption and links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports. Also at http...

View Resource A Chronological History of Pi with Developmental Activities in Problem Solving

A unit that begins with a historical development of pi and proceeds with examples of activities to help students develop a deeper appreciation of the mathematical beauty and value of pi.

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