|A HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS|
These pages aim to present some of the most important mathematical problems in chronological order. It is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation of each problem but to simply show the evolution of mathematical thought throughout history.
In each section there is an outline of the most relevant historical events of the era and the maps indicate the area of interest, both from a mathematical point of view.
Some pictures have been included (a bust, a painting, a commemorative stamp etc.) to make the explanation more visual. The sources have been acknowledged.
Given that Descartes is basically a graphical tool, the criteria for selecting problems has been the ease with which they can be adapted for the characteristic windows of the program
Some animations have been included to help the student understand certain graphical constructions.
Whenever possible, interactive activities have been included in the windows. In each window the initial parameters in the problems can be altered and the diagram will change accordingly.
|Rosa Jiménez Iraundegui|
|Spanish Ministry of Education. Year 2001|