Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport

Author: George Phillips

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387286977

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 883

Compared to other popular math books, there is more algebraic manipulation, and more applications of algebra in number theory and geometry Presents an exciting variety of topics to motivate beginning students May be used as an introductory course or as background reading

Math Is Not a Spectator Sport the Only Way to Learn Math Is to Do Math

Math Blank Lined Journal

Author: Eve Emelia

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781723916274


Page: 110

View: 521

Are you looking for a fun gift for someone close to you? This is a perfect blank, lined journal for men, women, and children. Great for taking down notes, reminders, and crafting to-do lists. Also a great creativity gift for decoration or for a notebook for school or office! Your new journal includes Beautiful matte-finished cover Fresh white paper 108 pages 6x9 inch format We have even more wonderful titles that you'll enjoy! Be sure to click on the author name for other great journal ideas.

The Game Believes in You

How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter

Author: Greg Toppo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879459

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 2480

What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video games. Greg Toppo's The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Among the game revolutionaries you'll meet in this book: *A game designer at the University of Southern California leading a team to design a video-game version of Thoreau's Walden Pond. *A young neuroscientist and game designer whose research on "Math Without Words" is revolutionizing how the subject is taught, especially to students with limited English abilities. *A Virginia Tech music instructor who is leading a group of high school-aged boys through the creation of an original opera staged totally in the online game Minecraft. Experts argue that games do truly "believe in you." They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can't. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again—right away—and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school. This book is sure to excite and inspire educators and parents, as well as provoke some passionate debate.

Chasing Science

Science as a Spectator Sport

Author: Frederik Pohl

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312867119

Category: Science

Page: 251

View: 790

A nonfiction exploration of the world of science by a science fiction master provides a look at the real-life adventures and excitement of scientific discoveries, from tours of museums to explorations of volcanoes. 25,000 first printing.


A Spectator Sport

Author: Richard M. Jaeger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803934214

Category: Mathematics

Page: 402

View: 3673

An invaluable work for people who need to understand statistics and utilize their results. The book is not technical; its purpose is to teach the reader how to understand and apply statistics. Most of the examples are from education, but people in all fields using statistics will find this book indispensable. Written with great clarity, this is a first-rate statistics book for the non-statistician.

The People Speak

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

Author: Colin Firth,Anthony Arnove

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857864482

Category: History

Page: 529

View: 1175

The People Speak tells the story of Britain through the voices of the visionaries, dissenters, rebels and everyday folk who took on the Establishment and stood up for what they believed in. Here are their stories, letters, speeches and songs, from the Peasants Revolt to the Suffragettes to the anti-war demonstrators of today. They are some of the most powerful words in our history. Compiled by the Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, influential writer Anthony Arnove and the acclaimed historian David Horspool, The People Speak reminds us that democracy has never been a spectator sport.

Tgif Math

Author: Jim Elander

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483605434

Category: Mathematics

Page: 103

View: 3785

THINKERS are made, not born, and scores on entrance exams are improved by reviewing the information you may have forgotten! There is an old adage that students need to understand: Mathematics is not a spectator sport! What does that mean? An important part of becoming a CRITICAL THINKER, or a valid DECISION MAKER, besides asking questions, is to recognize words that need defining, and that all decisions are based on definitions, assumptions, and previous accepted rules or laws. All people are eager to be THINKERS, but that ability is not a gift, it is learned, practiced and even forgotten. These activities will review some of the types and methods first encountered in geometry and some problems that are similar to the ones on the SAT, ACT and other entrance exams. In the March 2010 issue of School Science and Mathematics, it was pointed out the two major weaknesses in college freshmen are in geometry and Critical Thinking, hence these 98 activities are involving direct and indirect thinking skills, forms of implications and other types all designed to convert those difficult special days into unique learning fun days. These activities are designed for students (working in small groups) to create the learning situations by doing them with the teacher guidance assisting them to the conclusions. Many of my former students commented that what they enjoyed and learned from the classes, more than anything else, was activities like these, hence, my reason to share some of these with other teachers.

Nature of Mathematics

Author: Karl Smith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538737581

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1024

View: 6261

Written for liberal arts students and based on the belief that learning to solve problems is the principal reason for studying mathematics, Karl Smith introduces students to Polya’s problem-solving techniques and shows them how to use these techniques to solve unfamiliar problems that they encounter in their own lives. Through the emphasis on problem solving and estimation, along with numerous in-text study aids, students are assisted in understanding the concepts and mastering the techniques. In addition to the problem-solving emphasis, THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS is renowned for its clear writing, coverage of historical topics, selection of topics, level, and excellent applications problems. Smith includes material on such practical real-world topics as finances (e.g. amortization, installment buying, annuities) and voting and apportionment. With the help of this text, thousands of students have experienced mathematics rather than just do problems--and benefited from a writing style that boosts their confidence and fosters their ability to use mathematics effectively in their everyday lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Distilling Ideas

An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

Author: Brian P. Katz,Michael Starbird,Michael P. Starbird

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 1939512034

Category: Mathematics

Page: 171

View: 2303

Designed for undergraduate students and lecturers, this text guides its users to develop the skills, attitudes, and habits of mind of a mathematician. It presents a carefully designed sequence of exercises and theorems so that its readers will be directed to discover mathematical ideas, strategies of proof, and strategies of thinking. Through the exploration of interesting mathematical content including graphs, groups, and calculus, this book helps to foster habits of inquiry. This book can be used by instructors as a text for an inquiry-based introduction to proof course, or as an independent study guide for mathematics students. The three core mathematical topics are presented separately, and each helps students develop theorem-proving skills and strategies of thinking whilst also providing an organised set of challenges that lead students to understand the process of mathematical creativity and development.

Rediscovering Mathematics

You Do the Math

Author: Shai Simonson

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883857707

Category: Mathematics

Page: 207

View: 8192

A guide to effective mathematical education, including a collection of topics and puzzles which aim to reignite interest in mathematics.

A Course in Galois Theory

Author: D. J. H. Garling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521312493

Category: Mathematics

Page: 167

View: 6578

Galois theory is one of the most beautiful branches of mathematics. By synthesising the techniques of group theory and field theory it provides a complete answer to the problem of the solubility of polynomials by radicals: that is, the problem of determining when and how a polynomial equation can be solved by repeatedly extracting roots and using elementary algebraic operations. This textbook, based on lectures given over a period of years at Cambridge, is a detailed and thorough introduction to the subject. The work begins with an elementary discussion of groups, fields and vector spaces, and then leads the reader through such topics as rings, extension fields, ruler-and-compass constructions, to automorphisms and the Galois correspondence. By these means, the problem of the solubility of polynomials by radicals is answered; in particular it is shown that not every quintic equation can be solved by radicals. Throughout, Dr Garling presents the subject not as something closed, but as one with many applications. In the final chapters, he discusses further topics, such as transcendence and the calculation of Galois groups, which indicate that there are many questions still to be answered. The reader is assumed to have no previous knowledge of Galois theory. Some experience of modern algebra is helpful, so that the book is suitable for undergraduates in their second or final years. There are over 200 exercises which provide a stimulating challenge to the reader.

Putting it Together

Middle School Math in Transition

Author: Gary Tsuruda

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 111

View: 7950

Meeting the challenge to transform one's math teaching is a daunting prospect. Most teachers are aware of the need for change and know which individual aspects of their programs they would like to reform-if only they could make the needed changes in some easy, safe way. However, by its very nature, the transformation of a learning program is neither simple nor without risk. In Putting It Together, Gary Tsuruda discusses how his personal belief system about learning underwent a significant transition and describes in detail how he put the results of this transition to use in a middle school mathematics classroom, where real mathematical thinking became the driving force. The author describes the "bits of evidence" which over the years made it apparent to him that traditional methods were not working. The book includes sections on the use of essays, journals, and other forms of writing in the math classroom, as well as assessment alternatives such as portfolios. In the "Problem Solving" chapter the author writes about his use of "Problems of the Week" and "Problems of the Day" in the classroom, which encourage students to solve nonroutine problems on a regular basis and have fun doing so. Putting It Together is for every middle school teacher looking for help and guidance in meeting the objectives of the NCTM Standards.

Bridge to Higher Mathematics

Author: Sam Vandervelde


ISBN: 055750337X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

View: 4249

This engaging math textbook is designed to equip students who have completed a standard high school math curriculum with the tools and techniques that they will need to succeed in upper level math courses. Topics covered include logic and set theory, proof techniques, number theory, counting, induction, relations, functions, and cardinality.

Linear Algebra

Challenging Problems for Students

Author: Fuzhen Zhang

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801854590

Category: Mathematics

Page: 174

View: 4466

"Linear algebra is an increasingly important part of any curriculum in mathematics in our days... A well-organized problem book, like this, will surely be welcomed by students as well as by instructors." -- Zentralblatt fuer Mathematik

An Introduction to Category Theory

Author: Harold Simmons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503324

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 2813

Category theory provides a general conceptual framework that has proved fruitful in subjects as diverse as geometry, topology, theoretical computer science and foundational mathematics. Here is a friendly, easy-to-read textbook that explains the fundamentals at a level suitable for newcomers to the subject. Beginning postgraduate mathematicians will find this book an excellent introduction to all of the basics of category theory. It gives the basic definitions; goes through the various associated gadgetry, such as functors, natural transformations, limits and colimits; and then explains adjunctions. The material is slowly developed using many examples and illustrations to illuminate the concepts explained. Over 200 exercises, with solutions available online, help the reader to access the subject and make the book ideal for self-study. It can also be used as a recommended text for a taught introductory course.