A Century of Geometry Texts
This talk was presented at the 100th "birthday
party" for the School Science and Mathematics Association in the
Chicago Area a month ago. The research started as a comparison of
past geometry books, which I collect, but soon led to the quest
for answers to:
Handouts will be provided, and a few old books
will be available for inspection with your TLC.
Who were suggesting the changes? (You will be surprised.)
When were the changes suggested?
What were the changes?
Were the changes accepted?
Are the changes in the textbooks?
The speaker's background includes teaching
at the high school and college levels, past president of the Metropolitan
Mathematics Club of Chicago, past president of School Science and
Mathematics Association, co-chaired the ISMAA Geometry Committee,
General Electric Fellow at Purdue University, and the Burlington Northern
award at North Central College.
He also has authored a geometry text and a
CD-text titled "Mathematical Bridges For Your Future".
Thursday, 29 November
4:10 p.m. in Math 109
Coffee/treats at 3:30 p.m. Math 104 (Lounge)