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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İMÖAE105 History of Mathematics 927001 1 1 3
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to give the place of math history in math education to students. Also, this course must introduce the historicial evolution during the centuries starting from old Egypt and Mesopotamia until to these days and mathematicial concepts with contributed people.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğretim Üyesi Figen ERYILMAZ
Learning Outcomes
  1. He explains the historical development of mathematical concepts.
  2. He knows Ancient Egypt, Greek and Far Eastern mathematics and their contributions to mathematics.
  3. He knows the facts, events and situations that contributed to the birth of contemporary mathematics and contemporary mathematics.
  4. He expresses the importance of the history of mathematics in mathematics education.
  5. He knows the mathematicians who contributed to the historical development of mathematics.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Matematiğin Tarihi, Carl B. Boyer, Doruk Yayınları2) Matematik Tarihi Giriş, David M. Burton, Nobel Yaşam
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
The place of mathematics history in mathematics education; Ancient Egyptian mathematics; Ancient Greek mathematics; Far East mathematics; Islamic world mathematicians; the birth of contemporary mathematics; historical development of mathematical concepts
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Account Techniques, Number Systems, Numbers and Account Art in Ancient Egyptian
2.Ancient Egyptian Geometry
3.Sumer Calculation Techniques, Sixty Based System
4.Babylonian Mathematics, Babylonian Algebra and Geometry
5.Ancient Greek Mathematics
6. Thales, Platon, Aristoteles
7.Euclid and Euclid Elements
8.Christian Medieval Mathematics
10.Mathematics in Islamic World
11. Mathematicians of Islamic World
12.Mathematics in Renaissance, Mathematics in XVII. and XVIII. Centuries
13. Descartes and Mathematics, Blais Pascal, Fermat, Leibniz
14.Euler, Lagrange, Mathematics in XIX. and XX. Centuries
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination21020
Individual Study for Final Examination21020