Children’s books on the history of mathematics since 1636
In Spring 2019 students in The History of Mathematics Since 1636 (MATH 108B PZ) researched, wrote, and illustrated children’s books on a wide variety of topics. These (mostly biographical) books combine illuminating illustrations, motivating plots, and carefully annotated endnotes. With the students’ permission, pdfs (some in reduced format) are available for download below. If you are interested in a higher quality pdf, please let me know.
The Life of José Ádem
The Wonderful Web of Mathematics: exploring collaborative math with Paul Erdös (this is amply illustrated and thus too big of a file to attach here)
Algebra through its history (Spring 2017)
In Spring 2017, I taught a history of algebra course that culminated in writing scripts or films designed to introduce algebra concepts through history. With the students' permission, these are available for teachers and students of algebra to learn more about the context in which concepts were developed and evolved. Each script or film is accompanied by an introduction that discusses relevant common core algebra standards and a conclusion that provides a few sample problems connecting the historical material to practicing algebra today and suggestions for further reading.