Every so often, I’ll publicize through this blog an interesting article that I’ve found in the mathematics or mathematics education literature that can be freely distributed to the general public. Today, I’d like to highlight “Writing in a History of Mathematics Capstone Course,” by John Carter. Here’s the abstract:

This article presents two approaches to using original sources in a capstone writing project for a History of Mathematics course. One approach involves searching local libraries and is best suited to schools in metropolitan areas. A second approach involves online resources available anywhere. Both projects were used in a course intended for mathematics majors with an education concentration. The specific details of both projects will be discussed, including the motivation and setting, grading scheme, and revision process.

The full article can be found here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511970.2014.905809

Full reference:John Carter (2014) Writing in a History of Mathematics Capstone Course, PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 24:6, 544-556, DOI:10.1080/10511970.2014.905809