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Article Series in Convergence


In addition to stand-alone articles, Convergence encourages submissions for series providing information, resources, and classroom-ready materials suitable for teaching mathematics through its history. Series that have appeared in Convergence are listed below:

Historical Notes for the Calculus Classroom

A series of short articles by V. Frederick Rickey on the history of calculus, developed through his experiences with historical research and teaching and written for the use of instructors.

Historically Speaking

Selections from the short columns on historical mathematics that ran in NCTM’s Mathematics Teacher between 1953 and 1969, with new commentary placing the history and mathematics into context.

HOM SIGMAA Student Contest Winning Papers

HoM Toolbox, or Historiography and Methodology for Mathematicians

A series that guides readers through the basic principles and theoretical approaches for researching and writing the history of mathematics.

Keys to Mathematical Treasure Chests

A series that offers examples of how online databases of mathematical objects can be mined to unlock the collections that they preserve for use in research and teaching.

Math Origins

Erik R. Tou explores how concepts, definitions, and theorems familiar to today's students of mathematics were developed over time.

Quotations in Context

Michael Molinsky explores the origins and meanings of various quotations about mathematics and mathematicians.

Reprints from NCTM’s Mathematics Teacher

A Series of Mini-projects from TRansforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources

A collection of student-ready projects for use in teaching standard topics from across the undergraduate curriculum.

Teaching and Learning the Trigonometric Functions through Their Origins

A series of curricular units by Daniel E. Otero based on primary source texts for use in teaching and learning trigonometry.

"Article Series in [i]Convergence[/i]," Convergence (December 2020)