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Mathematics Education in the Digital Era

Computations and Computing Devices in Mathematics Education Before the Advent of Electronic Calculators

Editors: Volkov, Alexei, Freiman, Viktor (Eds.)

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  • Offers an in-depth investigation of the history of techniques of computations and of the use of computing devices in mathematics
  • Presents new insights into the role of computing devices in mathematics teaching and learning in various historical and cultural contexts
  • Introduces a new research agenda in the study of the use of computing devices in mathematics education from historical and didactical perspectives
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This volume traces back the history of interaction between the “computational” or “algorithmic” aspects of elementary mathematics and mathematics education throughout ages. More specifically, the examples of mathematical practices analyzed by the historians of mathematics and mathematics education who authored the chapters in the present collection show that the development (and, in some cases, decline) of counting devices and related computational practices needs to be considered within a  particular context to which they arguably belonged, namely, the context of mathematics instruction; in their contributions the authors also explore the role that the instruments played in formation of didactical approaches in various mathematical traditions, stretching from Ancient Mesopotamia to the 20th century Europe and North America.

About the authors

Alexei Volkov is Professor of the Center for General Education of the National Tsing-Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan). He received his PhD degree in history of mathematics from the Institute for History of Science and Technology of the Soviet (Russian) Academy of Sciences in 1989, and since then has been working on the history of mathematics, history of mathematics education and history of science in East and Southeast Asia, in particular, in pre-modern China and Vietnam.  

 

Viktor Freiman, Ph. D. in teaching computer science is Full Professor at the Université de Moncton, Canada. His main research interests, besides the history of mathematics education, focuses on innovations in teaching and learning, STEAM-education, mathematical giftedness, problem solving, virtual learning communities, as well as digital literacy. He is director of the CompéTICA Partnership Network, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2014-2017) to investigate digital competence development in the life-long perspective. He is also co-editor of the book Series Mathematics Education in the Digital Era (since 2014).

 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • History of Computations, Computing Devices, and Mathematics Education from the Teaching and Learning Perspective: Looking for New Paths of Investigation

    Freiman, Viktor (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Computation in Early Mesopotamia

    Melville, Duncan J.

    Pages 25-47

  • Computational Techniques and Computational Aids in Ancient Mesopotamia

    Høyrup, Jens

    Pages 49-63

  • Interpreting Tables of the Arithmetical Introduction of Nicomachus Through Pachymeres’ Treatment of Arithmetic: Preliminary Observations

    Megremi, Athanasia (et al.)

    Pages 65-93

  • The So-Called “Dust Computations” in the Līlāvatī

    Kusuba, Takanori

    Pages 95-113

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73396-8
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Hardcover $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computations and Computing Devices in Mathematics Education Before the Advent of Electronic Calculators
Editors
  • Alexei Volkov
  • Viktor Freiman
Series Title
Mathematics Education in the Digital Era
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73396-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73396-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73394-4
Series ISSN
2211-8136
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 471
Number of Illustrations
166 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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