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Historical Reflections on Teaching Trigonometry

David M. Bressoud 

September 2010, Volume 104, Issue 2, Page 106

Abstract:
Returning to the beginnings of trigonometry—the circle—has implications for how we teach it.

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Keywords:
Article
Grades 9-12
History of Mathematics
Teacher
Trigonometry