Math Overboard!

(Basic Math for Adults):

Author: Colin W. Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781457518089

Category: Mathematics

Page: 326

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Math Overboard! is a complete review of school math, from kindergarten to Grade 12. It is ideally suited for self-study by students (especially those planning to enter college or university), parents, educators, and other interested adults. Every standard topic is completely covered, with easy-to-understand explanations. Math Overboard! places equal emphasis on computational skills and overall comprehension of math. Frequent Problems support learning. Math Overboard! is designed to remove any gaps in your mathematical training (or remembrance) -- gaps that can be devastating in terms of allowing you to succeed in more advanced, college-level courses. If, for example, you feel shaky in Algebra, or Trigonometry, studying the chapters on those topics will rapidly bring you "up to speed." Using the detailed Index can lead you to discussions of words or topics that you may have forgotten. Finally, Math Overboard! describes many real-world uses of elementary mathematics, in Science, Technology, Finance and Economics, and other fields. Reading about these applications will help to convince you of the usefulness of one of mankind's greatest achievements, the world of mathematics. Colin W. Clark is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. Math Overboard! is the book that Dr. Clark wishes his students had access to, as they struggled to grasp Calculus based on a weak understanding (often misunderstanding) of school-level math. Clark's previous books include Mathematical Bioeconomics - The Mathematics of Conservation, and Dynamic State-Variable Models in Ecology. Colin and his wife Janet live in Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, Canada.

Perspectives on Adults Learning Mathematics

Research and Practice

Author: D. Coben,J. O'Donoghue,Gail E. FitzSimons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 030647221X

Category: Education

Page: 358

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This is the first book to explore adult mathematics education. It aims to situate research and practice in adults learning mathematics within the wider field of lifelong learning and lifelong education. Topics covered include: mathematics and common sense; statistical literacy and numeracy; new theories on learning mathematics; mathematical competences for the workplace; ethnomathematics; and the training of tutors

Contemporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics

International Perspectives

Author: Katherine Safford-Ramus,Jürgen Maaß,Evelyn Süss-Stepancik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319965026

Category: Education

Page: 309

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This book is a selection of 15 papers developed by participants in ICME 13 held in Hamburg , presenting insights from the latest research on the andragogy of adult and lifelong learning of mathematics. It also investigates open questions, such as numeracy and mathematics skills, social and psychological influences on learning environments, as well as economic and political demands. The chapters offer examples, while at the same time highlighting important directions for further research. The book is divided into four parts: The first section provides an overview on the concept of “numeracy”, and the second focuses on adult students who are learning mathematics; the third part presents a teachers’ focus and the final part covers overarching themes. The book is of interest to classroom teachers, university teacher educators, and professional development providers.

Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Assessment and Accommodation

Author: Noel Gregg

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235931

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

View: 8090


This book helps educators and clinicians navigate the maze of laws, policies, and scientific research relating to diagnostic and intervention decision making for adolescents and adults. Leading expert Noël Gregg provides clear guidance on how to conduct and document evidence-based assessments and select appropriate instructional and testing accommodations. --from publisher description.

The Troika of Adult Learners, Lifelong Learning, and Mathematics

Learning from Research, Current Paradoxes, Tensions and Promotional Strategies

Author: Katherine Safford-Ramus,Pradeep Kumar Misra,Terry Maguire

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319328085

Category: Education

Page: 41

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This book presents a synopsis of six emerging themes in adult mathematics/numeracy and a critical discussion of recent developments in terms of policies, provisions, and the emerging challenges, paradoxes and tensions. It also offers an extensive review of the literature adult mathematics education. Why do adults want to learn mathematics? Did they enjoy mathematics at school so much that they want to continue? NO! Most of these adults have to learn mathematics because it is part of a formal qualification they need, because their job demands the ability to apply mathematics, or because they need basic numeracy in their daily lives. Lastly, the authors discuss five potential strategies to promote lifelong learning of mathematics among adult learners.