This slide presentation outlines the author's use of history of mathematics in teaching a mathematics-content course to prospective middle school mathematics teachers. A pedagogical rationale for using history of mathematics is given, along with a case study illustrating its use for teaching the topic of ratio and proportion drawing upon the numerical and geometrical theories of such found in Euclid's Elements.
Jongsma, Calvin, "History of Mathematics in the Service of School Mathematics Education" (2009). ACMS Conference Proceedings 2009. 13.
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