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Author Ellerton, Nerida F. (Nerida Fay), 1942-

Title Rewriting the history of school mathematics in North America, 1607-1861 : the central role of cyphering books / Nerida Ellerton, M.A. (Ken) Clements ; foreword by Jeremy Kilpatrick
Published New York : Springer, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Historical Challenge -- Development of a Tradition -- Translating the Cyphering-Book Tradition to North America -- Formulating the Research Questions -- The Principal Data Set -- Ending a 600-Year Tradition: The Demise of the Cyphering
Summary Annotation The focus of this book is the fundamental influence of the cyphering tradition on mathematics education in North American colleges, schools, and apprenticeship training classes between 1607 and 1861. It is the first book on the history of North American mathematics education to be written from that perspective. The principal data source is a set of 207 handwritten cyphering books that have never previously been subjected to careful historical analysis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- North America -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Kilpatrick, Jeremy.
LC no. 2011941666
ISBN 9400726384
9400726392 (electronic bk.)
9789400726390 (electronic bk.)
(hard cover ; alk. paper)