By Michael K. J. Goodman

An easy-to-read presentation of the early background of arithmetic

Engaging and obtainable, An advent to the Early improvement of arithmetic provides a charming advent to the background of historical arithmetic in early civilizations for a nontechnical viewers. Written with useful functions in quite a few parts, the publication makes use of the old context of arithmetic as a pedagogical instrument to help readers operating via mathematical and ancient topics.

The publication is split into sections on major early civilizations together with Egypt, Babylonia, China, Greece, India, and the Islamic global. starting each one bankruptcy with a common old evaluate of the civilized region, the writer highlights the civilization’s mathematical thoughts, quantity representations, accomplishments, demanding situations, and contributions to the mathematical international. completely class-tested, An advent to the Early improvement of arithmetic features:

  • Challenging routines that lead readers to a deeper knowing of mathematics
  • Numerous appropriate examples and challenge units with exact reasons of the procedures and options on the finish of every chapter
  • Additional references on particular issues and key phrases from historical past, archeology, faith, tradition, and mathematics
  • Examples of sensible functions with step by step factors of the mathematical ideas and equations in the course of the lens of early mathematical problems
  • A spouse site that comes with extra exercises

An advent to the Early improvement of arithmetic is a fantastic textbook for undergraduate classes at the historical past of arithmetic and a complement for ordinary and secondary schooling majors. The publication is additionally a suitable reference for pro and alternate audiences drawn to the background of mathematics.

Michael ok. J. Goodman is Adjunct arithmetic teacher at Westchester group collage, the place he teaches classes within the historical past of arithmetic, modern arithmetic, and algebra. he's additionally the landlord and operator of the educational Miracle, LLC, which supplies educational tutoring and attempt practise for either university and highschool students.

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