Math Through the Ages

A Gentle History for Teachers and Others
Author: William P. Berlinghoff,Fernando Q. Gouvêa
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857366
Category: Mathematics
Page: 273
View: 1652
An informal and accessible overview of the history of mathematics.

Math through the Ages

A Gentle History for Teachers and Students
Author: William P. Berlinghoff,Fernando Q. Gouvêa
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
ISBN: 9781939512123
Category: Mathematics
Page: 342
View: 6362
Where did math come from? Who thought up all those algebra symbols, and why? What is the story behind π? ... negative numbers? ... the metric system? ... quadratic equations? ... sine and cosine? ... logs? Including five new independent historical sketches, each complete with added questions and projects, this second edition answers these questions and many others in an informal, easy-going style, accessible to teachers, students and anyone who is curious about the history of mathematical ideas. The 30 short stories are preceded by a 58-page bird's-eye overview of the entire panorama of mathematical history, a whirlwind tour of the most important people, events, and trends that shaped the mathematics we know today. The 'Books You Ought to Read' section and new bibliography also ensure that up-to-date starting points are provided for readers who want to pursue a topic further.

Math Through the Ages, Expanded Second Edition

A Gentle History for Teachers and Others
Author: William P. Berlinghoff,Fernando Gouvea
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781881929666
Page: 348
View: 1289

Learn from the Masters

Author: Frank Swetz,John Fauvel,Bengt Johansson,Victor Katz,Otto Bekken
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857038
Category: Mathematics
Page: 303
View: 1579
How to use history to teach mathematics; for high school and college teachers.

Using History to Teach Mathematics

An International Perspective
Author: Victor J. Katz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780883851630
Category: Mathematics
Page: 261
View: 2450
This volume examines how the history of mathematics can find application in the teaching of mathematics itself.

The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jacqueline Stedall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191633968
Category: Mathematics
Page: 144
View: 4371
Mathematics is a fundamental human activity that can be practised and understood in a multitude of ways; indeed, mathematical ideas themselves are far from being fixed, but are adapted and changed by their passage across periods and cultures. In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day. Arranged thematically, to exemplify the varied contexts in which people have learned, used, and handed on mathematics, she also includes illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places, including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Course in Mathematical Modeling

Author: Douglas D. Mooney,Randall J. Swift
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780883857120
Category: Mathematics
Page: 431
View: 2267
This book teaches elementary mathematical modeling.

This Book Was a Tree

Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Rediscovering the Natural World
Author: Marcie Chambers Cuff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101630078
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 5485
At no time in human history have we been more disconnected with what lies outside our front doors. Within just a century, our relationship with our surroundings has transformed from one of exploration to one of disassociation. In This Book Was a Tree, science teacher Marcie Cuff issues a call for a new era of pioneers—not leathery, backwoods deerskin-wearing salt pork and hominy pioneers, but strong-minded, clever, crafty, mudpie-making, fort-building individuals committed to examining the natural world and deciphering nature’s perplexing puzzles. Within each chapter, readers will discover a principle for reconnecting with the natural world around them, from learning to be still to discovering the importance of giving back. With a mix of science and hands-on crafts and activities, readers will be encouraged to brainstorm, imagine, and understand the world as inventive scientists—to touch, collect, document, sketch, decode, analyze, experiment, unravel, interpret, compare, and reflect.

Letters to a Young Teacher

Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307393720
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 823
The author shared personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher, as he attempted to help her deal with the challenges she faced and encouraged her to do her best.

Journey through genius

the great theorems of mathematics
Author: William Dunham
Category: Mathematics
Page: 300
View: 6622
A rare combination of the historical, biographical, and mathematicalgenius, this book is a fascinating introduction to a neglected field of human creativity. Dunham places mathematical theorem, along with masterpieces of art, music, and literature and gives them the attention they deserve.

Dipa Ma

Author: Amy Schmidt
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 1907314806
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 1784
Read the life story and spiritual teachings of Dipa Ma, a major figure in contemporary Buddhism. She was the teacher of such well-respected western Buddhists as Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Alice Walker and Sylvia Boorstein, among others. An accomplished yogi, she was an inspired teacher and a devoted mother and grandmother. A woman who found great freedom through profound levels of insight and one who exemplified in her every action immense kindness, generosity, and mindfulness.

An Episodic History of Mathematics

Mathematical Culture Through Problem Solving
Author: Steven G. Krantz
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 0883857669
Category: Mathematics
Page: 381
View: 4086
An Episodic History of Mathematics will acquaint students and readers with mathematical language, thought, and mathematical life by means of historically important mathematical vignettes. It will also serve to help prospective teachers become more familiar with important ideas of in the history of mathematicsboth classical and modern.Contained within are wonderful and engaging stories and anecdotes about Pythagoras and Galois and Cantor and Poincar, which let readers indulge themselves in whimsy, gossip, and learning. The mathematicians treated here were complex individuals who led colorful and fascinating lives, and did fascinating mathematics. They remain interesting to us as people and as scientists.This history of mathematics is also an opportunity to have some fun because the focus in this text is also on the practicalgetting involved with the mathematics and solving problems. This book is unabashedly mathematical. In the course of reading this book, the neophyte will become involved with mathematics by working on the same problems that, for instance, Zeno and Pythagoras and Descartes and Fermat and Riemann worked on.This is a book to be read, therefore, with pencil and paper in hand, and a calculator or computer close by. All will want to experiment; to try things; and become a part of the mathematical process.

The Real Numbers and Real Analysis

Author: Ethan D. Bloch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387721762
Category: Mathematics
Page: 553
View: 3130
This rigorous, detailed introduction to real analysis presents the fundamentals clearly and includes definitions, theorems and proofs. Mirroring the structure of standard calculus courses makes it especially accessible to university students of mathematics.

The Survival of a Mathematician

From Tenure-track to Emeritus
Author: Steven George Krantz
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821846299
Category: Mathematics
Page: 310
View: 1366
"One of the themes of the book is how to have a fulfilling professional life. In order to achieve this goal, Krantz discusses keeping a vigorous scholarly program going and finding new challenges, as well as dealing with the everyday tasks of research, teaching, and administration." "In short, this is a survival manual for the professional mathematician - both in academics and in industry and government agencies. It is a sequel to the author's A Mathematician's Survival Guide."--BOOK JACKET.

The Buddha of Brewer Street

Author: Michael Dobbs
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007390440
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1652
Backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in the search for the new Dalai Lama in this highly original and compelling thriller from the author of GOODFELLOWE MP and HOUSE OF CARDS – now reissued in new cover style.

A Guide to Groups, Rings, and Fields

Author: Fernando Q. Gouvêa
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 0883853558
Category: Mathematics
Page: 309
View: 2256
This Guide offers a concise overview of the theory of groups, rings, and fields at the graduate level, emphasizing those aspects that are useful in other parts of mathematics. It focuses on the main ideas and how they hang together. It will be useful to both students and professionals.In addition to the standard material on groups, rings, modules, fields, and Galois theory, the book includes discussions of other important topics that are often omitted in the standard graduate course, including linear groups, group representations, the structure of Artinian rings, projective, injective and flat modules, Dedekind domains, and central simple algebras. All of the important theorems are discussed, without proofs but often with a discussion of the intuitive ideas behind those proofs.Those looking for a way to review and refresh their basic algebra will benefit from reading this Guide, and it will also serve as a ready reference for mathematicians who make use of algebra in their work.

p-adic Numbers

An Introduction
Author: Fernando Q. Gouvea
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662222787
Category: Mathematics
Page: 282
View: 5136
p-adic numbers are of great theoretical importance in number theory, since they allow the use of the language of analysis to study problems relating toprime numbers and diophantine equations. Further, they offer a realm where one can do things that are very similar to classical analysis, but with results that are quite unusual. The book should be of use to students interested in number theory, but at the same time offers an interesting example of the many connections between different parts of mathematics. The book strives to be understandable to an undergraduate audience. Very little background has been assumed, and the presentation is leisurely. There are many problems, which should help readers who are working on their own (a large appendix with hints on the problem is included). Most of all, the book should offer undergraduates exposure to some interesting mathematics which is off the beaten track. Those who will later specialize in number theory, algebraic geometry, and related subjects will benefit more directly, but all mathematics students can enjoy the book.

Mathematics for the Digital Age and Programming in Python

Author: Maria Litvin,Gary Litvin
Publisher: Skylight Pub
ISBN: 9780982477540
Category: Computers
Page: 337
View: 3007
Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780982477540. This item is printed on demand.

A Mathematics Sampler

Topics for the Liberal Arts
Author: William P. Berlinghoff,Kerry E. Grant,Dale Skrien
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461608767
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 664
View: 8104
Now in its fifth edition, A Mathematics Sampler presents mathematics as both science and art, focusing on the historical role of mathematics in our culture. It uses selected topics from modern mathematics—including computers, perfect numbers, and four-dimensional geometry—to exemplify the distinctive features of mathematics as an intellectual endeavor, a problem-solving tool, and a way of thinking about the rapidly changing world in which we live. A Mathematics Sampler also includes unique LINK sections throughout the book, each of which connects mathematical concepts with areas of interest throughout the humanities. The original course on which this text is based was cited as an innovative approach to liberal arts mathematics in Lynne Cheney's report, "50 HOURS: A Core Curriculum for College Students", published by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


A Clever Study Guide
Author: James Tanton
Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America
ISBN: 0883858363
Category: Mathematics
Page: 232
View: 1907
This guide covers the story of trigonometry. It is a swift overview, but it is complete in the context of the content discussed in beginning and advanced high-school courses. The purpose of these notes is to supplement and put into perspective the material of any course on the subject you may have taken or are currently taking. (These notes will be tough going for those encountering trigonometry for the very first time!)