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\iteman{ZMATH 2014d.00027}
\itemau{da Ponte, Jo\~ao Pedro; Guimar\~aes, Henrique Manuel}
\itemti{Notes for a history of the teaching of algebra.}
\itemso{Karp, Alexander (ed.) et al., Handbook on the history of mathematics education. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 978-1-4614-9154-5/hbk; 978-1-4614-9155-2/ebook). 459-472 (2014).}
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Summary: Despite many studies on the history of algebra, very few exist on the history of the teaching of algebra. This chapter presents the major features of the teaching of this subject in five major periods, including the oral tradition in the teaching of algebra (from Antiquity to the Renaissance), the emergence of the algebra textbooks (seventeenth to eighteenth centuries), the slow rise of algebra in secondary education (nineteenth century), and the apogee and decline of the teaching of algebra (twentieth century). The chapter concludes with some reflections on present-day and future prospects of the teaching of algebra.
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\itemcc{A30 H10}
\itemut{history of mathematics education; algebra}
\itemli{doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-9155-2\_22}
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