Using the history of mathematics for mentoring gifted students: Notes for teachers

Yevdokimov, Oleksiy (2007) Using the history of mathematics for mentoring gifted students: Notes for teachers. In: The 21st Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc., 6-9 July 2007, Hobart, Australia.

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Abstract

The paper presents a theoretical framework, methodology and practical implications for the work with gifted students using history of mathematics. A teaching-learning model, where history of mathematics is integrated in problem-solving activities, is described. Didactical material based on the concepts of triangle geometry is given in the scope of this model. A beautiful and intriguing piece of geometry – the Lemoine point is the focus of consideration. Its properties are investigated through appropriately designed activities for students. Different examples show the importance of history of mathematics for the development of students’ mathematical thinking.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher/copyright owner (Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers)
Depositing User: Dr Oleksiy Yevdokimov
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: history of mathematics, gifted students, triangle geometry
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220209 History of Ideas
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3356

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