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.664), and many of the schools offered a specialist two-year course, for boys aged from 11 to 14, on mathematical ... into English) as illustrative of this genre: A soldus of Provins is worth 40 denari of Pisa and a soldus imperiali is worth 32 ... Tell me how much will I have of these two monies mixed together for 200 lire of Pisa?
|Title||:||Rewriting the History of School Mathematics in North America 1607-1861|
|Author||:||Nerida F. Ellerton, M. A. (Ken) Clements|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-01-18|