Stanford mathematician and NPR Math Guy Keith Devlin explains why, fun aside, video games are the ideal medium to teach middle-school math. Aimed primarily at teachers and education researchers, but also of interest to game developers who want to produce videogames for mathematics education, Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning describes exactly what is involved in designing and producing successful math educational videogames that foster the innovative mathematical thinking skills necessary for success in a global economy. Read the author's monthly MAA column Devlin's Angle
Author: A. O. Fradkin
Release Date: 2017-11-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Funville is a math-inspired fantasy adventure by A.O. Fradkin and A. B. Bishop, where functions come to life as magical beings. After Emmy and her brother Leo go down an abandoned dilapidated slide, they are magically transported into Funville: a land inhabited by ordinary looking beings, each with a unique power to transform objects.
From 1 to 10, these "lessons that count" are math magic for learning addition and subtraction. Greg Tang has built his career as an author and math missionary on the power of creative problem solving. Now, through winsome "fables" about concepts that are relevant to the very youngest math learners -- sharing, teamwork, etc. -- Greg encourages kids to see the basics of addition and subtraction in entirely new ways. Fresh, fun, and most of all, inspiring, MATH FABLES is perfect for launching young readers on the road to math success!
"How do you want your child to feel about math? Confident, curious and deeply connected? Then Moebius Noodles is for you. It offers advanced math activities to fit your child's personality, interests, and needs. Can you enjoy playful math with your child? Yes! The book shows you how to go beyond your own math limits and anxieties to do so. It opens the door to a supportive online community that will answer your questions and give you ideas along the way. Learn how you can create an immersive rich math environment for your baby. Find out ways to help your toddler discover deep math in everyday experiences. Play games that will develop your child's sense of happy familiarity with mathematics. A five-year-old once asked us, "Who makes math?" and jumped for joy at the answer, "You!" Moebius Noodles helps you take small, immediate steps toward the sense of mathematical power. You and your child can make math your own. Together, make your own math!"--Publisher's website.
Author: Donald J. DeGracia
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are mysterious and cryptic and exert hypnotic fascination on all whose minds they touch. In The Yogic View of Consciousness, Don DeGracia unfolds the theory of consciousness enshrined in the obtuse aphorisms of the Yoga Sutras. Yoga describes the mind as a multi-leveled system closed in on itself yet illuminated from within its innermost depth by a divine spark that gives life and consciousness to every individual. Drawing on ideas Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, from Abhinavagupta to Leibniz, Mahaprabhu to George Berkeley, IK Taimni to Hermann Weyl, DeGracia weaves an intellectual tapestry harmonizing science, philosophy, religion, mathematics, and the mystical. Compared to the grandeur of The Yogic View of Consciousness the hostilities of secular science and philosophy appear as little more than the psycho-babble of lunatics and an affront to the sublime majesty of existence. Take the wild ride to the very source of being revealed by The Yogic View of Consciousness.
Author: Arthur Benjamin
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release Date: 2008-06-03
These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun. Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.
Preview the introduction and entire first chapter of shiny gods. Pastor and author Mike Slaughter helps readers reassess priorities andcreate a culture and a lifestyle of faithful living and giving and make a meaningful contribution to the world. What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? In a culture guided chiefly by shiny, life-promising distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us indebted to that next source of satisfaction. What if the Giver of Life offered freedom from this downward spiral—would you take it?
Author: Aleksandr Kalmanovich Zvonkin
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
Release Date: 2011
This book is a captivating account of a professional mathematician's experiences conducting a math circle for preschoolers in his apartment in Moscow in the 1980s. As anyone who has taught or raised young children knows, mathematical education for little kids is a real mystery. What are they capable of? What should they learn first? How hard should they work? Should they even "work" at all? Should we push them, or just let them be? There are no correct answers to these questions, and the author deals with them in classic math-circle style: he doesn't ask and then answer a question, but shows us a problem--be it mathematical or pedagogical--and describes to us what happened. His book is a narrative about what he did, what he tried, what worked, what failed, but most important, what the kids experienced. This book does not purport to show you how to create precocious high achievers. It is just one person's story about things he tried with a half-dozen young children. Mathematicians, psychologists, educators, parents, and everybody interested in the intellectual development in young children will find this book to be an invaluable, inspiring resource. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).
Author: J. L. Casti
Release Date: 1996
Praise for Five Golden Rules "Casti is one of the great science writers of the 1990s. . . . If you'd like to have fun while giving your brain a first-class workout, then check this book out."-Keay Davidson in the San Francisco Examiner. "Five Golden Rules is caviar for the inquiring reader. . . . There is joy here in watching the unfolding of these intricate and beautiful techniques. Casti's gift is to be able to let the nonmathematical reader share in his understanding of the beauty of a good theory." -Christian Science Monitor. "Merely knowing about the existence of some of these golden rules may spark new, interesting-maybe revolutionary-ideas in your mind." -Robert Matthews in New Scientist (United Kingdom). "This book has meat! It is solid fare, food for thought. Five Golden Rules makes math less forbidding and much more interesting." -Ben Bova in the Hartford Courant "With this groundbreaking work, John Casti shows himself to be a great mathematics writer. Five Golden Rules is a feast of rare new delights all made perfectly comprehensible." -Rudy Rucker, author of The Fourth Dimension. "With the lucid informality for which he has become known, John Casti has written an engaging and articulate examination of five great mathematical theorems and their myriad applications." -John Allen Paulos, author of A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper.
Author: Sue Vanhattum
Publisher: Natural Math
Release Date: 2015-02-25
Genre: Mathematical recreations
Brings together the stories of over thirty authors who share their math enthusiasm with their communities, families, or students. Every chapter includes a puzzle, game, or activity. For parents, grandparents, teachers, math enthusiasts, homeschoolers.
For courses in liberal arts mathematics. Given their widely varying backgrounds, students in Liberal Arts Math often enter the course with math anxiety. Pirnot's Mathematics All Around offers the supportive and patient writing style that students need to overcome that apprehension, developing useful skills through realistic applications that can be seen in the world around them. Relevant and approachable, the author's tone resembles the support students would receive during an instructor's office hours. The author emphasizes a problem-solving approach, reinforcing problem-solving methods and how to apply them throughout the text. The 6th Edition keeps students engaged with updated real-world applications, while also providing more support as they learn with new measurable objectives, revised exercise sets, significant enhancements to each chapter, as well as a new student Workbook. Also available with MyLab Math. MyLab(tm) Math is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and engage with media resources to help them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134468929 / 9780134468921 Mathematics All Around plus MyLab Math -- Access Card Package, 6/e Package consists of: 0134434684 / 9780134434681 Mathematics All Around, 6/e 0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyLab Math -- Glue-in Access Card 0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyLab Math Inside Star Sticker MyLab Math should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics : Initiating Critical Conversations is written for classroom teachers; counselors, coaches, specialists, and instructional leaders; school, district, and state administrators; curriculum developers; and policymakers at all levels with the goal of beginning a serious discussion of the issues for high school mathematics that are outlined in this document.--