Abstract / Synopsis
This is a review of Algebra in Context: Introductory Algebra from Origins to Applications, a textbook authored by Amy Shell-Gellasch and J.B. Thoo. The text presents traditional mathematics through the lens of history, allowing students to gain a rich understanding of how mathematics works and where it comes from. In addition to providing the reader with a summary of the book contents, the reviewer suggests why and how the text may be incorporated into college-level mathematics courses.
Stewart, C. D. "Book Review: Algebra in Context: Introductory Algebra from Origins to Applications by Amy Shell-Gellasch and J. B. Thoo," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 8 Issue 1 (January 2018), pages 432-440. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201801.21 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol8/iss1/21