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Archimedes of Syracuse

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: June Mertens-Barber (Student), Apr 12, 2004
Comment: I first accessed this article on April 6th when I signed up for MERLOT. I was
browsing around the program to see what it was all about, was reading this
material & decided to print it out as it is easier for me to read, but to no
avail as I could not get the program to go to the beginning of the article so I
decided to try again later. Yesterday, I printed it out & read it. That took me
about 25 minutes. I enjoyed reading about Archimedes life and accomplishments
very much. It was well written and I understood most of it. People interested in
history and math will certainly be inspired to learn of Archimedes' numerous
accomplishments, especially since he lived & died in the BC era! The potential
effectiveness for enhancing teaching & learning is great throughout the article
mainly because the links are so good. I did not take alot of time to explore all
of them because of my own time restraints. But, if I were doing a write up of
Archimedes I would definately use the links to refine my research & help with
the writing of it. Some of the terminology is hard to follow as I do not know
many math terms. Having a dictionary handy is helpful. I learned a lot about
Archimedes & enjoyed the insight of what it was like in those days.