MasterClass in Mathematics Education by Paul Andrews (Editor); Tim Rowland (Editor); Sue Brindley (Series edited by)MasterClass in Mathematics Education provides accessible links between theory and practice and encourages readers to reflect on their own understanding of their teaching context.Each chapter, written by an internationally respected authority, explores the key concepts within the selected area of the field, drawing directly on published research to encourage readers to reflect on the content, ideas and ongoing debates. Using international case studies, each chapter will encourage readers to think about ways that the teaching and learning of mathematics reflect different cultural traditions and expectations and enable them to evaluate effective strategies for their own contexts.
Call Number: QA11.2 .M2679 2014
Publication Date: 2013-11-21
Basic Math Refresher by Stephen Hearne; Adel Arshaghi (Editor)Do You Need Extra Help with Math? Then REA’s Basic Math Refresher is perfect for you!Updated Second Edition REA’s newest edition of our popular Basic Math Refresher helps students and adults refresh their math knowledge in a fast and easy-to-understand format. It’s everyday math for everyday people. Citing real-life situations and using hundreds of example problems, Stephen Hearne’s Basic Math Refresher is perfect for anyone who needs to grasp the concepts of basic mathematics. It’s a fast and easy way to learn basic math! This handy reference book explains the basics of commonly used math topics, including addition, decimals, percentages, fractions, averages, sales tax, and more. It’s a great tool to have on hand when preparing for homework, quizzes, or exams. If you are an adult who wants to brush up on your math skills you’ll find it an easy-to-use resource. The book includes hundreds of math examples solved step-by-step and a glossary of must-know math terms. Each chapter is devoted to a specific math topic and explains basic math functions in a simple style. Numerous examples show students and adults how to solve math problems quickly and correctly. Basic Math Refresher is an excellent classroom reference book and/or textbook supplement. The easy-to-follow format is perfect for middle school, high school, and college students who need a simple math refresher. Adults who need help with basic math will view it as a practical guide to math concepts they have forgotten or never fully grasped in school. If you’re math phobic, or just need to refresh your math skills, this book is for you!
Call Number: QA39.3 .H43 2012
Publication Date: 2011-11-11
Experiencing Geometry by David W. HendersonThe book conveys a distinctive approach, stimulating readers to develop a broader, deeper understanding of mathematics through active participation including discovery, discussion, and writing about fundamental ideas.
Call Number: QA453 .H497 2001
Publication Date: 2000-07-28
The Golden Ratio by Mario LivioThroughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the construction of the pentagram, to which magical properties had been attributed. Since then it has shown a propensity to appear in the most astonishing variety of places, from mollusk shells, sunflower florets, and rose petals to the shape of the galaxy. Psychological studies have investigated whether the Golden Ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing proportion extant, and it has been asserted that the creators of the Pyramids and the Parthenon employed it. It is believed to feature in works of art from Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Salvador Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper, and poets and composers have used it in their works. It has even been found to be connected to the behavior of the stock market! The Golden Ratio is a captivating journey through art and architecture, botany and biology, physics and mathematics. It tells the human story of numerous phi-fixated individuals, including the followers of Pythagoras who believed that this proportion revealed the hand of God; astronomer Johannes Kepler, who saw phi as the greatest treasure of geometry; such Renaissance thinkers as mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa; and such masters of the modern world as Goethe, Cezanne, Bartok, and physicist Roger Penrose. Wherever his quest for the meaning of phi takes him, Mario Livio reveals the world as a place where order, beauty, and eternal mystery will always coexist.