Archimedes in Secondary Schools: A Teaching Proposal for the Math Curriculum

Conference paper
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 11)

Abstract

The aim is to propose, at various levels in secondary schools, Archimedes’ idea for calculating π using the computer as programming tool. In this way, it will be possible to remember the work of one of the greatest geniuses in history and, at the same time, carry out an interdisciplinary project, particularly relevant to the current debate on the Math curriculum.

Keywords

Regular Polygon Programming Tool Regular Hexagon Lower Secondary School Trigonometric Identity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly

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