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Teaching the History of Mathematics: Challenges and Opportunities

Now that the summer session has mostly wrapped up at Cornell, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my experiences teaching the history of science and mathematics. I recently finished teaching a 3-week course called “Science, Technology, and Politics,” a version of which I also taught last summer. The course this year was different in many ways, including its suddenly online format, yet much was also the same. Many students struggled to work through the same kinds of questions and analyses that challenged last year’s students as well.

On July 24, the first bi-weekly Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics Online Colloquium will be presented by Karine Chemla on the topic, "The shaping and reshaping of languages and texts for mathematical activity.