We found 114 resources with the concept history of math
Electricity: Crash Course History of Science #27
13 mins 9th - 12th
New ReviewIt's almost impossible to imagine living without electricity, but it isn't that long ago that was the norm. An informative video lesson briefly discusses each important discovery related to electricity. The narrator highlights each...
The Motion of the Moon, Sun, and Stars—Motivating Mathematics
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What does math have to do with the behavior of the earth and sun? Learn how the movement of celestial bodies has influenced the development of trigonometry. Scholars connects the details in mathematics to their real-world meaning.
The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
This modern animation and discussion of the ancient secrets of Pascal's triangle manages to be topical, engaging, and mathematically deep all at the same time. A great introduction to the power of number theory across multiple math...
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
Countdown Challenge: Prime & Composite Numbers: Sieve of Eratosthenes
7th - 8th
In this prime and composite learning exercise, students use the Sieve of Eratosthenes to identify prime numbers. They identify given factors in a list. This one-page learning exercise contains a list of 100 numbers. Following a given...