Mathematical motivators: using the history of mathematics to enrich the curriculum
McCartney, Mark, Bradshaw, NoelAnn and Mann, Tony (2011) Mathematical motivators: using the history of mathematics to enrich the curriculum. MSOR Connections, 11 (2). pp. 1416. ISSN 14734869

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Abstract
This article provides a summary of the MSOR funded mini project Mathematical Motivators. Mathematics is usually, and of course correctly, presented ‘readymade’ to students, with techniques and applications presented systematically and in a logical order. However, like any other academic subject, mathematics has a history which is rich in astonishing breakthroughs, false starts, misattributions, confusions and deadends. This history gives a narrative and human context which adds colour and context to the discipline.
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Additional Information:  [1] Definitive version of paper published in McCartney, Mark, Bradshaw, NoelAnn and Mann, Anthony (2011) Mathematical motivators: using the history of mathematics to enrich the curriculum. MSOR Connections, 11 (2). pp. 1416. ISSN 14734869. [2] MSOR Connections is the quarterly newsletter of the Maths, Stats & OR Network. 
Uncontrolled Keywords:  mathematical motivators, mathematical methods 
Subjects:  L Education > L Education (General) Q Science > QA Mathematics 
Pre2014 Departments:  School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences 
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Last Modified:  14 Oct 2016 09:17 
URI:  http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6954 
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