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2016c.00038
D'Amore, Bruno
Giovanni Bosco and a book on mathematics. (Giovanni Bosco e un libro sulla matematica.)
Boll. Docenti Mat. 68, 2532 (2014).
2014
Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Dipartimento dell'educazione, della cultura e dello sport, Divisione della Scuola, Ufficio dell'insegnamento medio, Centro didattico cantonale, Laboratorio di didattica della matematica, Bellinzona
IT
A30
U20
history of mathematics
historical textbooks
Summary: Around the mid1800s, the famous Don Giovanni Bosco, saint of the Catholic Church canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1934, wrote a book about mathematics and the units of measure for young workers and peasants. The edition referred to is the second, that of 1849. Few people know of this book. Given the illustrious name of the author, we have therefore decided to present it to teachers, after having studied its characteristics.