A suitcase full of logs: An experiment with the use of history of mathematics in teacher training

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Abstract

A group of students in a Dutch teacher-training-program were given a collection of fragments from different textbooks, to devise a lesson-plan for the introduction of the concept logarithm. Some of the fragments in the collection contained information on the history of mathematics. The lesson- plans were analyzed to determine how the history of mathematics was incorporated. Some students only used biographical information on the inventor of logarithms, others used exercises and a logarithmic table to enhance the comprehension of the concept.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Apr 2022
EventCongress for Research in Mathematics Education - Bolzano, Italy
Duration: 2 Feb 20225 Feb 2022
Conference number: 12
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Conference

ConferenceCongress for Research in Mathematics Education
Abbreviated titleCERME
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBolzano
Period2/02/225/02/22
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