How can it be used for teaching?

1. It has not been developed with specific lessons or lectures in mind. It is a major resource for teachers at all levels in developing their lessons but it does not contain the lessons.

2. It can be used to show that there is more to mathematics than sums.

Mathematics and ... : Mathematics and art; Mathematics and Architecture; The history of cartography; Longitude and the Academie Royale; Longitude Problem and the English attack; Mathematical discovery of planets

Mathematics in different ancient civilisations: How do we know about Greek mathematicians?; How do we know about Greek mathematics?; Egyptian mathematics; Arabic mathematics : forgotten brilliance?; Inca mathematics; Jaina mathematics; Mayan mathematics

Numerals: Arabic numerals; Babylonian numerals; Egyptian numerals; Indian numerals; Greek number systems

Famous problems: Brachistochrone problem; Doubling the cube; Four colour theorem; Pell's equation; Perfect numbers; Squaring the circle; Trisecting an angle

3. It can be used to show that elementary concepts are much more subtle than we imagine. For example: Zero; Voting; History of Time: Classical time; History of Time: 20th Century time

4. It can be used as a basis for class discussions. For example: What is mathematics?; Is mathematics always abstract?; Is mathematics always correct?; Are mathematics and physics fundamentally different?

Some teaching ideas

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