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90- Eureka! Ten Teachable Moments from the History of Mathematics

Thursday, April 14, 2011: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
White River Ballroom F (JW Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Gary Rubinstein

How did Archimedes calculate pi? How did Cardano solve cubic equations? Why is secant the reciprocal of cosine? Why did they really invent imaginary numbers? We can incorporate the history of math—moments from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus—smoothly into the courses we teach. Examples will span two thousand years and many cultures.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
Grade Band Audience: Higher Education, 9 to 12

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