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The Changing Shape of Geometry: Celebrating a Century of Geometry and Geometry Teaching

The Changing Shape of Geometry: Celebrating a Century of Geometry and Geometry Teaching

by Chris Pritchard, Mathematical Association of America, Mathematical Association
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521531624

ISBN-13: 9780521531627

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Celebrating a century of geometry and geometry teaching, this volume includes popular articles on Pythagoras, the golden ratio and recreational geometry. Thirty "Desert Island Theorems" from distinguished mathematicians and educators disclose surprising results. (Contributors include a Nobel Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner.) Co-published with The Mathematical

Overview

Celebrating a century of geometry and geometry teaching, this volume includes popular articles on Pythagoras, the golden ratio and recreational geometry. Thirty "Desert Island Theorems" from distinguished mathematicians and educators disclose surprising results. (Contributors include a Nobel Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner.) Co-published with The Mathematical Association of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531627
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The nature of geometry; 2. Desert island theorems - Greek geometry; 3. The history of geometry; 4. Desert island theorems - elementary Euclidean geometry; 5. Pythagoras' theorem; 6. Desert island theorems - advanced Euclidean geometry; 7. The golden ratio; 8. Desert island theorems - non-Euclidean geometry and topology; 9. Recreational geometry; 10. Desert island theorems - geometrical physics; 11. The teaching of geometry; Appendices.

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