id: 06307161
dt: a
an: 2014d.00027
au: da Ponte, João Pedro; Guimarães, Henrique Manuel
ti: Notes for a history of the teaching of algebra.
so: 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).
py: 2014
pu: New York, NY: Springer
la: EN
cc: A30 H10
ut: history of mathematics education; algebra
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-9155-2_22
ab: 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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