# In Eves' Circles (maa Notes)

by Joby Milo Anthony /
1994 / English / DjVu

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Howard Eves celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1991. To honor
that occasion, the University of Central Florida sponsored a
conference that focused on the life-long interests of this
prominent American mathematician namely, the history of
mathematics, the teaching of mathematics, and geometry. Howard is
well-known for his contributions to all three areas. He is author
of one of the best known books that has ever been writen on the
history of mathematics, has a long association with the
Mathematical Association of America, and has published extensive
research in geometry.

Howard Eves celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1991. To honor
that occasion, the University of Central Florida sponsored a
conference that focused on the life-long interests of this
prominent American mathematician namely, the history of
mathematics, the teaching of mathematics, and geometry. Howard is
well-known for his contributions to all three areas. He is author
of one of the best known books that has ever been writen on the
history of mathematics, has a long association with the
Mathematical Association of America, and has published extensive
research in geometry.
The conference was unique. Conference participants included
pre-college mathematics teachers, community college and
university teachers, and research mathematicians. Papers were
delivered in sessions devoted to the classroom teacher, to the
history of mathematics,and to pedagogical and research interests
in geometry. Many lectures combined these subjects. This book
presents some of those lectures. anyone involved with teaching or
producing mathematics can find something in this volume that will
be interesting to them.

The conference was unique. Conference participants included
pre-college mathematics teachers, community college and
university teachers, and research mathematicians. Papers were
delivered in sessions devoted to the classroom teacher, to the
history of mathematics,and to pedagogical and research interests
in geometry. Many lectures combined these subjects. This book
presents some of those lectures. anyone involved with teaching or
producing mathematics can find something in this volume that will
be interesting to them.
Some of these papers are speciically for the classroom teacher.
They discuss a use of technology, or the organization of a class
for some specific purpose. Other articles will provide teachers
with examples of mathematical problems or historical episodes
that can be used as part of a mathematics class. Still other
papers deal with the philosophy of mathematics education. There
are articles in this volume that present new insights into some
of the history of mathematics, and there are other articles that
deal with some new results in geometry. This is really the legacy
of Howard Eves. He has been both a mentor for teachers at every
level, and a colleague of research mathematicians. And so some
part of this volume wil be appropriate for anyone interested in
mathematics.

Some of these papers are speciically for the classroom teacher.
They discuss a use of technology, or the organization of a class
for some specific purpose. Other articles will provide teachers
with examples of mathematical problems or historical episodes
that can be used as part of a mathematics class. Still other
papers deal with the philosophy of mathematics education. There
are articles in this volume that present new insights into some
of the history of mathematics, and there are other articles that
deal with some new results in geometry. This is really the legacy
of Howard Eves. He has been both a mentor for teachers at every
level, and a colleague of research mathematicians. And so some
part of this volume wil be appropriate for anyone interested in
mathematics.