MTE 375 Historical Topics in Mathematics
A course designed to acquaint the prospective teacher of secondary mathematics with a survey of the history of the discipline. Topics will include a development of mathematics as known to the Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Arabian, and Chinese civilizations. Included in this discussion is the development of numerals and place-value numeration systems, the axiomatic method, and analysis of various algorithms both modern and historical. Other topics may be included at the discretion and interest of the course instructor. This course is required of all mathematics/secondary education majors and minors.