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Archimedes of Syracuse

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Wahl (Student), Apr 15, 2004
Comment: I read this site and some of it's links. I think that it is important to
incorporate the history of math into the lesson plan. I feel less resentful of
math, for some reason, when I know of its history and where it came from as well
as the great efforts the mathematicians made to bring us this knowledge.

Technical Remarks:

I found this site to be very informative; I know more about Archimedes now than
I ever did before. This site showed me how and why certain concepts are so
useful and important. The site presents its material in as accurate a way as
historical documents will let them. I think that the information on this site
is educationally significant because history is a big part of learning. I think
that students should know where their lessons are coming from and how it
applies to everyday life and this is something that should be taught at a young
age. I think that informing the students of the history and mathematicians
behind math concepts would help most of them to better appreciate what they are
learning and this will enhance they're growth academically. This site was very
user friendly. I appreciate the author's awareness that we're not all math and
history savvy, so they highlighted the more difficult vocabulary and in it's own
seperate little link provided you with the definitions. This was very helpful.
At the very end they also provided you with a number of related links so you
can follow up and learn even more material related to the subject.