
06307161
a
2014d.00027
da Ponte, Jo\~ao Pedro
Guimar\~aes, Henrique Manuel
Notes for a history of the teaching of algebra.
Karp, Alexander (ed.) et al., Handbook on the history of mathematics education. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 9781461491545/hbk; 9781461491552/ebook). 459472 (2014).
2014
New York, NY: Springer
EN
A30
H10
history of mathematics education
algebra
doi:10.1007/9781461491552_22
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 presentday and future prospects of the teaching of algebra.