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Math through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks) Hardcover – 9 Sep 2004

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  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America; Expanded edition edition (9 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883857367
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883857366
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,574,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is a beautiful and important book, a pleasure to read, in which the history recounted fully illuminates the mathematical ideas, and the ideas themselves are superbly explained: a wonderful accomplishment.' Barry Mazur, Harvard University

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Where did maths come from? Who thought up all those symbols, and why? What's the story behind negative numbers? The sketches here answer these questions and many others in an informal, easygoing style that's accessible to teachers, students, and anyone who is curious about the history of mathematical ideas.

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