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Huntley, Mary Ann; Flores, Alfinio – PRIMUS, 2011
In this article, the authors describe how prospective secondary mathematics teachers designed their own adaptations of popular board and computer games to learn the history of mathematics. They begin the article by describing some of the games students designed and used, and follow this with a discussion of factors for successful use of games in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, History
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Huntley, Mary Ann; Flores, Alfinio – PRIMUS, 2010
The authors describe ways in which a history of mathematics course can help prospective teachers of mathematics develop knowledge they will need for teaching. The types of knowledge include content knowledge of mathematics, knowledge of mathematics for teaching, and pedagogical knowledge.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics