Primary Source Projects and Reading Apprenticeship in Mathematics History: References

Jennifer Clinkenbeard (California State University, Monterey Bay)


Barnett, Janet Heine. 2014. Learning Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources: Straight from the Source’s Mouth. PRIMUS 24(8): 722–36.

Barnett, Janet Heine. 2017. Gaussian Guesswork: Infinite Sequences and the Arithmetic Geometric Mean. Calculus, 2. Reprinted in Gaussian Guesswork: Three Mini-Primary Source Projects for Calculus 2 Students, Convergence 18(November 2021).

Barnett, Janet Heine, Jerry Lodder, and David Pengelley. 2016. Teaching and Learning Mathematics from Primary Historical Sources. PRIMUS 21(1): 1–18.

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Clark, Kathleen Michelle, Cihan Can, Janet Heine Barnett, Mark Watford, and Oksana Melissa Rubis. 2022. Tales of Research Initiatitives on University-Level Mathematics and Primary Historical Sources. ZDM Mathematics Education. 52: 1507–20.

Dunham, William. 1991. Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics. London: Penguin Books.

Edmunds, Kimberly. 2017. Adopting Reading Apprenticeship at Pasadena City College. Equal Measure STEM Active Learning Vignette series.

Fauvel, John. 1991. Using History in Mathematics Education. For the Learning of Mathematics 11(2): 3–6. 

Gupta, Radha Charan. 1967. Bhāskara I’s Approximation to Sine. Indian Journal of History of Science 2(2): 121–136.

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Monks, Kenneth M. 2020. Bhāskara's Approximation to and Mādhava's Series for Sine. Calculus, 15. Reprinted in Bhāskara’s Approximation to and Mādhava’s Series for Sine: A Mini-Primary Source Project for Calculus 2 Students, Convergence 18(May 2021).

Otero, Danny. 2019. Completing the Square: From the Roots of Algebra. Pre-calculus and Trigonometry, 4. Reprinted in Completing the Square: From the Roots of Algebra, A Mini-Primary Source Project for Students of Algebra and Their Teachers, Convergence 16(September 2019).

Roberts, David Lindsay. 2019. Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans Through History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Schoenbach, Ruth, Cynthia Greenleaf, and Lynn Murphy. 2016. Leading for Literacy: A Reading Apprenticeship Approach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Wardhaugh, Benjamin. 2010. How to Read Historical Mathematics. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.

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