Special Session on the History of Mathematics
Euclid's Elements, How Should We Approach the Text
presented by
J. T. Poole
Furman University

Abstract: Some have described The Elements as monotonous and inhuman, while others have called it a splendid axiomatic development of mathematical ideas. I will argue that within the pages of this 2300 year-old text we find accessible and beautiful drama that, properly presented, can excite and please audiences even today. It is an educator's gold mine of incredible richness which can be used at both the high school and college levels.

The Presentation
Preliminary Comments
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