Computations and computing devices in mathematics education before the advent of electronic calculators / editors, Alexei Volkov and Viktor Freiman.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. Introduction.
History of computations, computing devices, and mathematics education from the teaching and learning perspective : looking for new paths of investigation / Viktor Freiman and Alexei Volkov
Part II. Middle East, India, Greece, and Byzantine Empire in Antiquity and Middle Ages.
Computation in early Mesopotamia / Duncan J. Melville ; Computational techniques and computational aids in ancient Mesopotamia / Jens Høyrup ; Interpreting tables of the Arithmetical Introduction of Nicomachus through Pachymeres' treatment of arithmetic : preliminary observations / Athanasia Megremi and Jean Christianidis ; The so-called "dust computations" in the Līlāvatī / Takanori Kusuba ; Reading algorithms in Sanskrit : how to relate rule of three, choice of unknown, and linear equation? / Charlotte-V. Pollet
Part III. Far East : China, Korea, Japan. Chinese counting rods : their history, arithmetic operations, and didactic repercussions / Alexei Volkov ; Interpreting algorithms written in Chinese and attempting the reconstitution of tabular setting : some elements of comparative history / Charlotte-V. Pollet ; Same rods, same calculation? Contextualizing computations in early eighteenth-century Korea / Young Sook Oh ; The education of abacus addition in China and Japan prior to the early 20th century / Yifu Chen ; Teaching computation in 19th-century Japan : the transition from individual coaching on traditional devices at the end of the Edo period (1600-1868) to lectures on Western mathematics during the Meiji period (1868-1912) / Marion Cousin
Part IV. Early Modern Europe and Russia. A short history of computing devices from Schickard to de Colmar : emergence and evolution of ingenious ideas and technologies as precursors of modern computer technology / Viktor Freiman and Xavier Robichaud ; Computation devices in nineteenth-century mathematics instruction in Europe / Gert Schubring ; Toward a history of the teaching of calculation in Russia / Alexander Karp
Part V. Conclusion. The unsettling playfulness of computing / Jean-François Maheux ; Calculating aids in mathematics education before the advent of electronic calculators : didactical and technological prospects / Dragana Martinovic.
Index of Technical Terms – Index of Individuals – Index of Primary Materials
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