# Problem Solving

## A Chronological History of Pi with Developmental Activities in Problem Solving

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## ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR TEACHERS

*Outline of the History of Mathematics*, Buffalo: Slaught Memorial Papers of the Mathematical Association of America, 1949. (Especially valuable for a very extensive bibliography.)

Ball,W. W. Rouse,
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A Short Account of the History of Mathematics
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, London: Macmillan, 1888. (One of the most popular histories of mathematics; obsolescent, but still of interest. It appeared in a 6th ed. in 1915 and was reprinted as a Dover paperback in 1960.)

Cajori, Florian,
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A History of Mathematics
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, 2nd ea., New York: Macmillan, 1919. (The most ambitious single volume source in English.)

Cajori, Florian,
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A History of Mathematical Notations
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, Chicago: Open Court, 19281929, 2 vols. (A definitive work on the subject.)

Chace, A. B., L. S. Bull, H. P. Manning, and R. C. Archibald, eds.,
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The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus,
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Oberlin, Ohio: 1927 1929,2 vols. (This contains a comprehensive bibliography of works on Egyptian mathematics published in the interval from 1706 through 1927, as well as an extensive general account of Egyptian mathematics.)

Eves, Howard,
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An Introduction to the History of Mathematics
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, rev. ea., New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964. (A notably successful textbook.)

Newman, James, ea.,
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The World of Mathematics,
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956, 4 vols. (Includes much material on the history of mathematics.)

Read, C. B., “Articles on the History of Mathematics: A Bibliography of Articles Appearing in Six Periodicals,”
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School Science and Mathematics
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, 1959, pp. 689717. (Especially useful for introductory material.)

Schaaf, W. L.,
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A Bibliography of Mathematical Education
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, Forest Hills, N. Y.: Stevinus Press, 1941. (An index of periodical literature since 1920 containing more than four thousand items.)

Scott, J. F.,
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A History of Mathematics
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, London: Taylor and Francis, 1958. (Good on British mathematicians, but notuptodate on the preHellenic period.)

Smith, D. E.,
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History of Mathematics
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, Boston: Ginn, 19231925, 2 vole.; Dover Publications, Inc., paperback, New York, 1958. (Still very useful for biographical details, especially dates of birth and death, and for elementary aspects of mathematics.)

Stahl, W. H.,
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Roman Science
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, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1962. (A devastating comparison of Roman Science with that of Greece is presented.)

Struik, D. J.,
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A Concise History of Mathematics
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, 3rd ea., New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1967. (Quite brief, but reliable and on a very scholarly level, with many references.)

Van der Waerden, B. L.,
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Science Awakening
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, trans. by Arnold Dresden, New York: Oxford University Press, 1961. (An account of preHellenic and Greek mathematics, very attractively illustrated.)