Where did math come from? What's the story behind the metric system, Euclidean geometry, or complex numbers? What is it all for, anyway? Such questions come up naturally when students are trying to understand mathematics, and history is often the place to go to find the answers. This informal and accessible book, with its 25 independent sketches and short overview of the whole history of mathematics, is a great resource for teachers and for others who are curious about mathematics and how it developed.
From Oxton House