id: 06112824
dt: j
an: 2012f.01014
au: Rajan, Vithal
ti: The bridges of King’s Hill.
so: Philos. Math. Educ. J., No. 24, 16 p., electronic only (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Professor Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education,
Exeter
la: EN
cc: M80 K30 A90 C50
ut: mathematical story; poetry; literature; topology; graph theory; history of
mathematics; content area reading; word problems; geometry of position;
Königsberg bridges; mathematics in the 18th century
ci:
li: http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome24/rajan_the_bridges_of_kings_hill.doc
ab: The article contains an epic literary text that starts with a father
telling his daughter a bedtime story from ancient Persia leading in its
core to a problem which is in reality also known as the seven bridges
of Königsberg by Leonhard Euler. The daughter realizes and reveals
this in a letter to her father. In the appendix she presents him the
original writing Solution of a problem belonging to the “Geometry of
position” by Euler in a modern English translation.
rv: Peter Dürr (Linkenheim)