What is Mathematics?

An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods

Author: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Richard Courant,Richard Courant,Professor of Mathematics Herbert Robbins,Herbert Robbins,Ian Stewart

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195105193

Category: Mathematics

Page: 566

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A discussion of fundamental mathematical principles from algebra to elementary calculus designed to promote constructive mathematical reasoning.

Discrete Mathematics in the Schools

Author: Joseph G. Rosenstein

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821885789

Category: Mathematics

Page: 452

View: 5399


This book provides teachers of all levels with a great deal of valuable material to help them introduce discrete mathematics into their classrooms.


Author: L. Bostock,F. S. Chandler,A. Shepherd,Ewart Smith

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748724406


Page: 464

View: 2191


A popular resource written by best-selling authors and completely in line with National Curriculum for 2001.

Handbook of Research on the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Past, Present and Future

Author: Angel Gutiérrez

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 9077874194

Category: Education

Page: 521

View: 9877


This volume is a compilation of the research produced by the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) since its creation, 30 years ago. It has been written to become an essential reference for mathematics education research in the coming years

Children'S Mathematics 4-15: Learning From Errors And Misconceptions

Learning from Errors and Misconceptions

Author: Ryan, Julie,Williams, Julian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335220428

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 9906


This work uses data from the authors' own research on children's performance, errors and misconceptions across the mathematics curriculum. It develops concepts for teachers to use in organising their understanding and knowledge of children's mathematics, and concludes with theoretical accounts of learning and teaching.

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Timothy Gowers

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192853615

Category: Mathematics

Page: 143

View: 4460


This book aims to explain, in clear non-technical language,what it is that mathematicians do, and how that differs from and builds on the mathematics that most people are familiar with from school. It is the ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of mathematics.

History of Mathematics

Author: David E. Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486204307

Category: Mathematics

Page: 736

View: 5368


Within this two-volume edition, Professor Smith covers the entire history of mathematics in the Near and Far East and the West, from primitive number concepts to the calculus. His account is distinguished by impeccable scholarship combined with unusual clarity and readability. Footnotes add many technical points outside the book's actual line of development and direct the reader to disputed matters and source readings. Hundreds of illustrations from Egyptian papyri, Hindu, Chinese, and Japanese manuscripts, Greek and Roman texts, Medieval treatises, maps, portraits, etc. are used along with modern graphs and diagrams. Every major figure from Euclid to Descartes, Gauss, and Riemann and hundreds of lesser-known figures — Theon of Smyrna, Rabbi ben Ezra, Radulph of Laon, Mersenns, Benedetti, and more — are considered both with respect to specific problems and with an awareness of their overall influence on mathematics. Volume II: Special Topics, considering mathematics in terms of arithmetic geometry, algebra, trig, calculus, calculating machines, and other specific fields and problems. 192 Topics for Discussion. 195 illustrations. Index.

101 Careers in Mathematics

Author: Andrew Sterrett

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883857281

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

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The authors of the essays in the this volume describe a wide variety of careers for which a background in the mathematical sciences is useful. Each of the jobs presented show real people in real jobs. Their individual histories, demonstrate how the study of mathematics helped them land good paying jobs in predictable places like IBM, AT&T, and American Airlines, and in surprising places like FedEx Corporation, L.L. Bean, and Perdue Farms, Inc. You will also learn about job opportunities in the Federal Government, as well as exciting careers in the arts, sculpture, music and television. There are really no limits to what you can do if you are well prepared in mathematics.The degrees earned by the authors profiled here, range from bachelors to masters to Ph.D. in approximately equal numbers. Most of the writers use the mathematical sciences on a daily basis in their work; others rely on the general problem-solving skills acquired in mathematics as they deal with complex issues.Students should not overlook the articles in the Appendix that are reprinted from the MAA's student magazine, "Math Horizons" These articles provide valuable advice on looking for a job and on the expectations of industry.

Essential Laboratory Mathematics

Concepts and Applications for the Chemical and Clinical Laboratory Technician

Author: Catherine W. Johnson (MAed/Math.),Catherine W. Johnson,Daniel L. Timmons,Pamela E. Hall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766838260

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 9185


This manual offers a clear review of basic mathematical topics most often used in clinical and medical laboratories. It is the perfect refresher for participating technicians and will be a handy on-site reference tooll users can go directly to the material that they need to review. Application problems and hands-on laboratory exercises at the end of each chapter reinforce material and give users the opportunity to assess their mastery of the presented skills.

Mathematics and Sports

Author: Leonid Efimovich Sadovskiĭ

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821897294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 4662


"Some scientists claim that strong tobacco and spirits clear the head and spur creativity. It would be well, however, to try other means: to exercise, jog, swim, or learn to play games like tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and so on...[N]ot only checkers, chess, cards, or billiards are a source of interesting problems. Other sports provide them as well. Mathematical methods are increasingly applied in sports. Just think how many yet-unsolved problems arise when we study the interaction between ball and racket or between ball and court." - from the introduction. This unique book presents simple mathematical models of various aspects of sports, with applications to sports training and competitions. Requiring only a background in precalculus, it would be suitable as a textbook for courses in mathematical modeling and operations research at the high school or college level. Coaches and those who do sports will find it interesting as well. The lively writing style and wide range of topics make this book especially appealing.