Rewriting the History of School Mathematics in North America 1607-1861

The Central Role of Cyphering Books

Authors: Ellerton, Nerida F., Clements, M. A. Ken

  • The largest set of original cyphering books ever assembled provides source material
  • Essentially rewrites the history of Mathematics Education in America as we know it
  • Rare photos of the original cyphering books included Places the ciphering tradition in mathematics education in historical and social context
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About this book

The focus of this book is the fundamental influence of the cyphering tradition on mathematics education in North American colleges, schools, and apprenticeship training classes between 1607 and 1861. It is the first book on the history of North American mathematics education to be written from that perspective. The principal data source is a set of 207 handwritten cyphering books that have never previously been subjected to careful historical analysis.

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“This book shows that the authors see it as opening the way for further study, and indeed they include very carefully thought out questions for further research. … Other students of life in Colonial North America will also find this a ‘must read’ book … . book is extensively referenced and represents a high level of scholarship. … scholars of mathematics education and its history in North America will find this book a gold mine of information and questions for further research.” (Robert George Stein, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 82, 2013)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Historical Challenge

    Ellerton, Nerida (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Development of a Tradition

    Ellerton, Nerida (et al.)

    Pages 7-35

  • Translating the Cyphering-Book Tradition to North America

    Ellerton, Nerida (et al.)

    Pages 37-78

  • Formulating the Research Questions

    Ellerton, Nerida (et al.)

    Pages 79-85

  • The Principal Data Set

    Ellerton, Nerida (et al.)

    Pages 87-117

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2638-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8095-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rewriting the History of School Mathematics in North America 1607-1861
Book Subtitle
The Central Role of Cyphering Books
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2639-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2639-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2638-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8095-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 226
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