The use of history in mathematics classroom has enormous potential for enlivening both teaching and learning of mathematics. There is a need to promote how to incorporate history of mathematics into the primary mathematics curriculum. This paper discusses the rationales on how to integrate history of mathematics into the primary mathematics curriculum. We also report on how to locate useful and relevant resources in books, journals and the WWW concerning the use of history in mathematics education for primary school teachers in Hong Kong. We hope our findings will prove useful to other educators in the same research area. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
|Place of Publication
|Hong Kong Institute of Education
|Published - 2000