Explain the historical and/or cultural context, that is, events, beliefs, and values that influenced the ideas/people in the book.

Writing Your Book ReviewWhen you have read your book, please write a book review of about 3 pages, covering the following:State the book’s thesis.Explain 3 important ideas from the book.Explain the historical and/or cultural context, that is, events, beliefs, and values that influenced the ideas/people in the book.Which themes in math history appear in the book?Which of the controversies in math history appear? Does the author take a position? Explain.Evaluate your book: Was it clearly written? Did the author document his claims? At what level was the book written? What level of mathematics is required to understand the book? Did you read any reviews of the book and, if so, were there criticisms? Do you agree with criticisms that you read or do you have any of your own?Be sure to share your thoughts about the book with the class in the discussion area and to read about the books others read.All words and ideas that are not your own must have text notes. You must provide a properly formatted bibliography, including accurate URLs for websites. I do check sources.How to Write MathEvaluation CriteriaYour paper will be evaluated on the following characteristics:Clear statement of topic.Use of critical thinking – i.e. do you look at ideas and events analytically & critically, instead of just reporting what you read?Accuracy of factual content.Understanding of mathematical ideas and of the place of those ideas in a broader historical context.Quality of sources.Clear, correct writing with appropriate attribution of sources through text notes and bibliography. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling do count.Please proofread your paper. Links are provided below if you need help with any of this. If you are not sure what is required, please ask.Resources for Written AssignmentsYour written assignment is intended to test your understanding of important concepts and to sharpen your intellectual skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application. The intent of the written assignment is to provide an opportunity to more fully describe, explain, and analyze your reading and research.References are required. All words and ideas that are not your own must have text notes in a standard academic format. You must provide a properly formatted bibliography, including accurate URLs for websites. I do check sources. The Resources for Written Assignments below will explain how to add references and citations to your paper.Throughout this course, you can access resources in the menu bar at the top of the screen. The library and CDL menus contain resources that will enable you to successfully complete written assignments.