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Title Computations and computing devices in mathematics education before the advent of electronic calculators / editors, Alexei Volkov and Viktor Freiman.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Mathematics education in the digital era ; Volume 11
Mathematics education in the digital era ; v. 11.
Springer Education eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction, by A. Volkov and V. Freiman.- Part 1. Middle East and Greece in Antiquity and Middle Ages.- Chapter 1. 'Computation in Early Mesopotamia,' by Duncan Melville.- Chapter 2. 'Computations in Ancient Mesopotamian Mathematics: from Ur III to the Seleucid period', by Jens Hoyrup.- Chapter 3. 'Computation Techniques in Ancient Greek Sources,' by Fabio Acerbi.- Chapter 4. 'Procedural aspects in Nicomachus' Arithmetic introduction and its transmission to Byzantine higher education,' by Jean Christianidis and Athanasia Megremi.- Part 2: Oriental traditions.- Chapter 5. 'Counting instruments and computations in traditional Chinese mathematics: didactical aspects,' by Alexei Volkov.- Chapter 6. 'Dust computations in the Lilavati,' by Takanori Kusuba.- Chapter 7. 'The role of the prescription of division in the algorithmic approach for setting up tabular algebraic equations in medieval China and India: a comparison,' by Charlotte-V. Pollet.- Chapter 8. 'Same Rods, Same Calculation? Contextualizing Computations in Eighteenth-Century Korea,' by Oh Young-Sook.- Chapter 9. 'On the History of Exercises in the Computations Performed with the Abacus in China and Japan,' by Chen Yi-Fu.- Chapter 10. 'Teaching computation in 19th century Japan: the transition from individual coaching on traditional devices at the end of the Edo period (1600-1868) to lectures on Western mathematics during the Meiji period (1868-1912),' by Marion Cousin.- Part 3. Early modern Europe and Russia.- Chapter 11. 'Computation Devices in 19th Century Mathematics Instruction in Europe,' by Gert Schubring.- Chapter 12. 'Teaching computation in Russia,' by Alexander Karp.- Chapter 13. 'Computational devices in 19-20 century schools -- evolution from tool of calculation to the tool of teaching and learning,' by Viktor Freiman.- Part 4. Theoretical approaches and concluding remarks.- Chapter 14. 'The unsettling pleasure of computing,' by Jean-François Maheux.- Chapter 15. 'Transition to electronic devices: technological affordances and didactical perspective,' by Nathalie Sinclair.- Chapter 16. 'Concluding remarks,' by Viktor Freiman and Alexei Volkov.
Other author Volkov, Alexeï, editor.
Freiman, Viktor, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Computers -- History.
Computer science -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319733968 (electronic bk.)
3319733966 (electronic bk.)