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Word Histories: Melding Mathematics and Meanings

Rheta Rubenstein, Randy Schwartz 

November 2000, Volume 93, Issue 8, Page 664

Abstract:
Etymologies of mathematics words as a rich resource for deepening students' understanding and appreciation of mathematics, history, and language. Detailed examples are presented concerning the branches of mathematics, conic sections, and words of Arabic origin.

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Article
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Teacher