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Algoritmické metody v matematice: pohled do historie

Title in English Algorithmic methods in mathematics: a glance at their history


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Moderní trendy ve vyučování matematiky a přírodovědných předmětů
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords Algorithm; algorithmic thinking; teaching mathematics
Description The article was created as the result of the research oriented at innovation of the content and forms of secondary school mathematics teaching.Algorithmic methods are known from mathematical texts from antiquity, namely Babylonian, Egyptian, and Chinese mathematics. Their notation is very different from contemporary notation in programming languages, but the central idea behind the algorithm remains the same. In my contribution, I describe algorithmic notation used in contemporary textbooks.

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