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Historical Projects in Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science
"... A course in discrete mathematics is a relatively recent addition, within the last 30 or 40 years, to the modern American undergraduate curriculum, born out of a need to instruct computer science majors in algorithmic thought. The roots of discrete mathematics, however, are as old as mathematics itse ..."
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A course in discrete mathematics is a relatively recent addition, within the last 30 or 40 years, to the modern American undergraduate curriculum, born out of a need to instruct computer science majors in algorithmic thought. The roots of discrete mathematics, however, are as old as mathematics itself, with the notion of counting a discrete operation, usually cited as the first mathematical development
TEACHING WITH PRIMARY HISTORICAL SOURCES: SHOULD IT GO MAINSTREAM? CAN IT?
"... Many are now teaching mathematics directly with primary historical sources, in a variety of courses and levels. How far should this be taken? Should we adapt or redesign standard courses to a completely historical approach, chie‡y from primary sources? If so, what are the obstacles to achieving this ..."
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Many are now teaching mathematics directly with primary historical sources, in a variety of courses and levels. How far should this be taken? Should we adapt or redesign standard courses to a completely historical approach, chie‡y from primary sources? If so, what are the obstacles to achieving this? Materials? Instructor attitudes? What should and can we do about such things? 1