G.B. Halsted

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G.B. Halsted was a mathematics teacher at the University of Texas at Austin in the early twentieth century. He was interested in and a supporter of non-Euclidean geometry and translated into English the books of its two founders, Janos Bolyai and Nikolai I. Lobachevsky. He advocated the teaching of non-Euclidean geometry in high school instead of traditional Euclidean geometry, which he viewed as obsolete.[1]

References

  1. A History of Mathematics Education in the United States and Canada National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) yearbook.
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