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Mathematical Treasure: Arithmetic of Peter Ramus

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

Peter Ramus’s (1515-1572) efforts to reform the teaching of mathematics are evident in the style and format of his 1586 arithmetic, Arithmetices.


The opening pages provide basic definitions and concepts.


The images above are provided courtesy of Columbia University Libraries.

For pages from Ramus's geometry text in Convergence, see Mathematical Treasure: Ramus's The Way to Geometry.

Index to Mathematical Treasures 

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Arithmetic of Peter Ramus," Convergence (April 2018)