Category : Mathematics
Editor : Addison Wesley
ISBN : 0321168089
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The tenth edition of Mathematical Ideas is the best ever! We have continued with the features and pedagogy that has made this book so successful over the years and at the same time, we've spent a considerable amount of time to incorporate fresh data, new photos, and new content (by way of a new chapter on trigonometry). We have tried to reflect the needs of our users - both long-time readers and those new to the Math Ideas way of teaching liberal arts math. We hope you'll be pleased with the results. - Chapter Openers Each chapter opens with an application related to the chapter topic. These help students see the relevance of mathematics they are about to learn. - Varied Exercise Sets We continue to present a variety of exercises Including drill, conceptual, and applied problems. We continue to use graphs, tables, and charts when appropriate. Most sections include a few challenging exercises that require students to extend the ideas presented in the section. To address the issue of writing across the curriculum, most exercise sets include some exercises that require the student to answer by writing a few sentences. - For Further Thought These entries encourage students to discuss a

Category : Mathematics
Editor : Quercus
ISBN : 9781623651886
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 433
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Just the mention of mathematics is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many, yet without it, the human race couldn't be where it is today. By exploring the subject through its 50 key insights--from the simple (the number one) and the subtle (the invention of zero) to the sophisticated (proving Fermat's last theorem)--this book shows how mathematics has changed the way we look at the world around us.

Category : Education
Editor : Heinemann
ISBN : UOM:49015002974112
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In math, like any subject, real learning takes place when students can connect what they already know to new ideas. In "Connecting Mathematical Idea"s, Jo Boaler and Cathy Humphreys offer a comprehensive way to improve your ability to help adolescents build connections between different mathematical ideas and representations and between domains like algebra and geometry. "Connecting Mathematical Ideas" contains two-CDs worth of video case studies from Humphreys' own middle-school classroom that show her encouraging students to bridge complex mathematical concepts with their prior knowledge. Replete with math talk and coverage of topics like representation, reasonableness, and proof, the CDs also include complete transcripts and study questions that stimulate professional learning. Meanwhile, the accompanying book guides you through the CDs with in-depth commentary from Boaler and Humphreys that breaks down and analyzes the lesson footage from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint. In addition to addressing the key content areas of middle school mathematics, Boaler and Humphreys pose and help you address a broad range of frequently asked pedagogical questions, such as: How can I organize productive class discussions? How do I ask questions that stimulate discussion and thought among my students? What's the most effective way to encourage reticent class members to speak up? What role should student errors play in my teaching? Go inside real classrooms to solve your toughest teaching questions. Use the case studies and the wealth of professional support within "Connecting Mathematical Ideas" and find new ways to help your students connect with math.

Category : Mathematics
Editor : Springer
ISBN : 9783319204369
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The main intention of this book is to describe and develop the conceptual, structural and abstract thinking of mathematics. Specific mathematical structures are used to illustrate the conceptual approach; providing a deeper insight into mutual relationships and abstract common features. These ideas are carefully motivated, explained and illustrated by examples so that many of the more technical proofs can be omitted. The book can therefore be used: · simply as an overview of the panorama of mathematical structures and the relations between them, to be supplemented by more detailed texts whenever you want to acquire a working knowledge of some structure · by itself as a first introduction to abstract mathematics · together with existing textbooks, to put their results into a more general perspective · to gain a new and hopefully deeper perspective after having studied such textbooks Mathematical Concepts has a broader scope and is less detailed than standard mathematical textbooks so that the reader can readily grasp the essential concepts and ideas for individual needs. It will be suitable for advanced mathematicians, postgraduate students and for scientists from other fields with some background in formal reasoning.

Category : Education
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781475817607
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 227
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Modeling Mathematical Ideas combining current research and practical strategies to build teachers and students strategic competence in problem solving.This must-have book supports teachers in understanding learning progressions that addresses conceptual guiding posts as well as students’ common misconceptions in investigating and discussing important mathematical ideas related to number sense, computational fluency, algebraic thinking and proportional reasoning. In each chapter, the authors opens with a rich real-world mathematical problem and presents classroom strategies (such as visible thinking strategies & technology integration) and other related problems to develop students’ strategic competence in modeling mathematical ideas.

Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Editor : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9780691169774
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 258
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"Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the stories--and reveals the best tricks--of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick--and much more"-

Category : Medical
Editor :
ISBN : WISC:89036575694
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"An introduction to some of the mathematical ideas which are useful to biologists, ... the ways in which biological problems can be expressed mathematically, and how the mathematical equations which arise in biological work can be solved ... This book is particularly concerned with non-statistical topics"--From publisher description.

Category : Mathematics
Editor : American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN : 9781470448011
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 303
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Q: What do feather boas, cookies, and paper shredders have in common? A: They are all ingredients that have the potential to help your undergraduate students understand a variety of mathematical concepts. In this book, 43 faculty from a wide range of institutional settings share a total of 64 hands-on activities that allow students to physically engage with mathematical ideas ranging from the basics of precalculus to special topics appropriate for upper-level courses. Each learning activity is presented in an easy-to-read recipe format that includes a list of supplies; a narrative briefly describing the reasons, logistics, and helpful hints for running the activity; and a page that can be used as a handout in class. Purchase of the book also includes access to electronic printable versions of the handouts. With so many activities, it might be hard to decide where to start. For that reason, there are four indices to help the reader navigate this book: a concept index, a course index, an [Author]; index, and a main ingredient index. In addition to providing activities for precalculus, calculus, commonly required mathematics courses for majors, and more specialized upper-level electives, there is also a section describing how to modify many of the activities to fit into a liberal arts mathematics class. Whether you are new to using hands-on activities in class or are more experienced, the [Author];s hope that this book will encourage and inspire you to explore the possibilities of using more hands-on activities in your classes. Bon appetit!

Category : Mathematics
Editor : CRC Press
ISBN : 0412989417
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 218
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In this truly one-of-a-kind book, Ascher introduces the mathematical ideas of people in traditional, or "small-scale", cultures often omitted from discussion of mathematics. Topics such as "Numbers: Words and Symbols", "Tracing Graphs in the Sand", "The Logic of Kin Relations", "Chance and Strategy in Games and Puzzles", and "The Organization and Modeling of Space" are traced in various cultures including the Inuit, Navajo, and Iroquois of North America; the Inca of South America; the Malekula, Warlpiri, Maori, and Caroline Islanders of Oceania, and the Tshokwe, Bushoong, and Kpelle of Africa. As Ascher explores mathematical ideas involving numbers, logic, spatial configuration, and the organization of these into systems and structures, readers gain both a broader understanding and anappreciation for the idease of other peoples.

Category : Mathematics
Editor : Hachette UK
ISBN : 9781529428759
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 289
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In a series of 50 accessible essays, Tony Crilly explains and introduces the mathematical laws and principles -ancient and modern, theoretical and practical, everyday and esoteric - that allow us to understand the world around us. From Pascal's triangle to money management, ideas of relativity to the very real uses of imaginary numbers, 50 Maths Ideas is a complete introduction to the most important mathematical concepts in history.