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Math Through the Ages:


A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

William P. Berlinghoff

Fernando Q. Gouva
HPM

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Colby College

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MAA Institute for the History of Mathematics and its


use in Teaching

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exact science

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PART 5

"big-picture" Projects

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Instructor's Guide MAA

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arithmetic progression

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student activities

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CD-ROM 2

CD-ROM Historical Modules for the Teaching and


Learning of Mathematics.

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Part 2

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Near East

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First Published in United States by Oxton House Publishers and the Mathematical
Association of America under the title Math through the Ages: A Gentle History for
Teachers and Others, Expanded Edition.
2004 by William P. Berlinghoff and Fernando Q. Gouva
Complex Chinese translation rights 2014 by Wu-Nan Book Inc.

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Fernando Q. Gouva
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