James Hirstein discusses his educational background and working in the education of mathematics. He describes how a desire to live in the American West brought him to the University of Montana, Missoula, his research, and changes he has seen in the Department of Mathematical Sciences since his arrival to the Department. Hirstein also gives his opinion on using the Hilbert’s List to direct the thinking of mathematics education.
Education of Mathematics; Hilbert’s List; Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Montana Department of Mathematical Sciences Oral History Project, OH 412, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Hirstein, James, "James Hirstein Interview, October 29, 1999" (1999). University of Montana Department of Mathematical Sciences Oral History Project. 4.