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Title: Mathematics Education at West Point: The First Hundred Years
Url: http://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/mathematics-education...
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Description: In 1834, the Committee on Military Affairs at the United States Military Academy at West Point was unequivocal in their support for mathematics, noting that "Mathematics is the study which forms the foundation of the course of study at the United States Military Academy". This fine piece of research by V. Frederick Rickey and Amy Shell-Gellasch looks at the first hundred years of mathematics education at West Point, offered as part of the Convergence magazine published by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Following a brief introduction, the piece takes a close look at the role of mathematics education during the early years of West Point, and then moves on to examine the use of various mathematics textbooks and principles during the next century. It's an engaging read, and one can imagine that this article could be used in any number of educational history or mathematics education courses.
LC Classification: Education -- History of education -- Biography -- By region or country -- America -- United States -- General
Military science -- Military science (General) -- Military education and training -- By region or country -- America -- United States -- United States. Military Academy, West Point
Naval science -- Naval science (General) -- Naval education -- By region or country -- United States -- United States. Naval Academy, Annapolis -- History and general works on the Naval Academy
Science -- Mathematics -- History
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Social studies
Social studies -- United States history
Mathematics -- History
Key Concept: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Algebra
Mathematics -- Calculus
Resource Type: Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: The Mathematical Association of America
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Archives
Full Record Views: 14
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