Proof and pedagogy in ancient China: Examples from Liu Hui's commentary on JIU ZHANG SUAN SHU

  title={Proof and pedagogy in ancient China: Examples from Liu Hui's commentary on JIU ZHANG SUAN SHU},
  author={Man-Keung Siu},
  journal={Educational Studies in Mathematics},
  • M. Siu
  • Published 1 December 1993
  • Education
  • Educational Studies in Mathematics
Through the discussion of several examples from Liu Hui's commentary on the ancient Chinese mathematical classics JIU ZHANG SUAN SHU this article attempts to illustrate the pedagogical implications embodied therein, mainly the aspects of proof in ancient Chinese mathematics and more generally the role of proofs in mathematics. 

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