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By Michael K. J. Goodman

An easy-to-read presentation of the early background of arithmetic

Engaging and available, An creation to the Early improvement of arithmetic provides an enthralling advent to the background of old arithmetic in early civilizations for a nontechnical viewers. Written with functional purposes in numerous parts, the e-book makes use of the ancient context of arithmetic as a pedagogical software to help readers operating via mathematical and historic topics.

The e-book is split into sections on major early civilizations together with Egypt, Babylonia, China, Greece, India, and the Islamic international. starting every one bankruptcy with a normal ancient evaluation of the civilized region, the writer highlights the civilization’s mathematical thoughts, quantity representations, accomplishments, demanding situations, and contributions to the mathematical international. completely class-tested, An creation to the Early improvement of arithmetic features:

  • Challenging workouts that lead readers to a deeper realizing of mathematics
  • Numerous proper examples and challenge units with particular factors of the techniques and suggestions on the finish of every chapter
  • Additional references on particular themes and key words from historical past, archeology, faith, tradition, and mathematics
  • Examples of useful purposes with step by step motives of the mathematical strategies and equations throughout the lens of early mathematical problems
  • A better half web site that incorporates extra exercises

An advent to the Early improvement of arithmetic is a great textbook for undergraduate classes at the background of arithmetic and a complement for common and secondary schooling majors. The booklet is additionally a suitable reference for pro and alternate audiences drawn to the historical past of mathematics.

Michael okay. J. Goodman is Adjunct arithmetic teacher at Westchester group university, the place he teaches classes within the background of arithmetic, modern arithmetic, and algebra. he's additionally the landlord and operator of the educational Miracle, LLC, which supplies educational tutoring and try out education for either collage and highschool students.

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