History of Mathematics Teacher Resources

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Math History Can Help Students Overcome Learning Difficulties

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Negative numbers and mathematical notation are better understood by examining how they have been handled throughout history.
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Lattice Multiplication

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study a different way to do multiplication. In this lattice multiplication lesson, students study the history of multiplication. Students watch a PowerPoint showing how to do lattice multiplication, and then try themselves.
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Reading Comprehension: Counting

For Students 3rd
In this informational text comprehension learning exercise, 3rd graders read the passage about counting and answer 10 multiple choice questions about the passage.
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WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS: HISTORY TO TODAY

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore women who have played important roles in the history of math.
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The Royal Cubit

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore the history of measurement in ancient Egypt. In this math instructional activity, students discuss the development of a standardized measurement system. Students measure using various units and discuss the results and...
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Sharing Your Birthday

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars use the Internet to locate a famous mathematician who happens to share his or her own birthday. Using an imbedded worksheet, they then answer a series of questions about the mathematician and then write a short summary.
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Maya Math: From Zero to Nineteen

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore counting methods of the ancient Maya, and practice identifying Maya number glyphs.
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Constructing Congruent Line Segments and Angles, Perpendicular Bisectors of Line Segments, and Bisecting Angles.

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars identify perpendicular bisectors and angles. In this geometry lesson, students, construct and identify angles. They construct, measure, and identify line segments. 
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Crossing the Oregon Trail

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils become familiar with the sacrifices that the migrants endured crossing the plains to the west. They experience some of the problem solving that the pioneers faced and pay the natural consequences of their choices.
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Discovering Math Concepts in Advanced Algebra

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the concept of Chinese contributions in mathematics. In this Chinese contributions in mathematics lesson, students research Chinese achievements in mathematics. Students solve 3x3 systems of equations using the method...
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Maya Math: Addition and Subtraction

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how ancient Maya counted, and practice addition and subtraction using Maya number glyphs.
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Pythagorean's Theorem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to a short lecture about Pythagoras-who he was, his contributions, where he was from, and a timeline involving him. They have the option of doing some research about Greek mathematicians on their own and summarize their...
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The Lady's Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use a game to establish the context of solving problems in a systematic and mathematical fashion. They also solve various types of equations to find reasonable solutions.