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1. Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney | |
Paperback: 276
Pages
(2010-03-07)
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A great free puzzle book
Some Kindle deficiencies
AMUSEMENTS INMATHEMATICS
Entertaining and Instructive Collection of Mathematical Puzzles A - Must Have for Puzzle Lovers
One of the classics of Puzzledom |
2. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (7th Edition) by John A. Van de Walle, Karen S. Karp, Jennifer M. Bay-Williams | |
Paperback: 576
Pages
(2009-01-25)
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Editorial Review Product Description “It is fun to figure out the puzzle of how children go about making sense of mathematics and then how to help teachers help kids.” John A. Van de Walle, Late of Virginia Commonwealth University
This is the philosophy behind Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally. John A. Van de Walle wrote this book to help students understand mathematics and become confident in their ability to teach the subject to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Although he could not have foreseen the changes in mathematics teaching over the last three decades, he was at the forefront of the movement towards a constructivist view of teaching, or teaching developmentally. Constructivism says that children construct their own knowledge. They are not blank slates waiting to absorb whatever the teacher tells them. Teachers must understand both mathematics itself and how students learn mathematics in order to teach it effectively.
Learning through problem solving is another major theme of this book. Students solve problems not just to apply mathematics, but also to learn new mathematics. Effective problems will take into account where students are, the problematic or engaging aspect of the problem must be due to the mathematics that the students are to learn and not be diluted by non-mathematical activities such as cutting or pasting, and the problem must require justifications and explanations for answers and methods. Learning then becomes an outcome of the problem solving process.
The book also addresses in more detail than any other book on the market the effect that the trends of standards-based education, increased pressure to test, and increased teacher accountability have had on teaching mathematics. He addresses the 2000 NCTM Standards in depth, in Chapter 1 on Teaching Mathematics in the Era of the NCTM Standards, through the NCTM icon that appears in the margins throughout the text, and in two appendices in the back of the book. Chapter 5 on Building Assessment into Instruction has also been heavily revised to focus on increased testing pressure, creating more explicit links between objectives and assessment, and including assessments for students with special needs. Additionally, samples of Pearson's reformed-based curricula, Connnected Math Project (5-8) as well as Investigations (K-4), are featured in the text and on the myeducationlab site.
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally is a book for doing math today–for both students who want to become teachers, and the students they will eventually teach.
New To This Edition:
NEW! Revises Chapter 5 on assessment--Discusses increased testing pressure and accountability, adds more information on equitable assessments, creates more explicit links between objectives and assessment, and includes assessments for students with special needs.
NEW! Updates the Literature Connections feature to remove all out of print children’s literature and include more non-fiction, poetry, and other types of readings.
NEW! Weaves the Focal Points throughout the chapters as well as links them with the Big Ideas feature–Focal Points have also been added to the Appendix.
NEW! Includes expanded coverage of working with diverse learners.
NEW! Gives greater emphasis on dealing with math anxiety. Customer Reviews (39)
Great Resource
wonderful resource for elementary teachers
Great book for Teachers
Want kids to 'understand' mathematics? This resource is the best!
Elementary and middle school math |
3. The Princeton Companion to Mathematics | |
Hardcover: 1008
Pages
(2008-09-08)
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Human treasure
Good content, poor format
For the Expert Only
Kindle version technically poor
An authoritative reference with encyclopedic scope |
4. Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics by William Dunham | |
Paperback: 320
Pages
(1991-08-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description "It is mathematics presented as a series of works of art; a fascinating lingering over individual examples of ingenuity and insight. It is mathematics by lightning flash." —Isaac Asimov "It is a captivating collection of essays of major mathematical achievements brought to life by the personal and historical anecdotes which the author has skillfully woven into the text. This is a book which should find its place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in science and the scientists who create it." —R. L. Graham, AT&T Bell Laboratories "Come on a time-machine tour through 2,300 years in which Dunham drops in on some of the greatest mathematicians in history. Almost as if we chat over tea and crumpets, we get to know them and their ideas—ideas that ring with eternity and that offer glimpses into the often veiled beauty of mathematics and logic. And all the while we marvel, hoping that the tour will not stop." —Jearl Walker, Physics Department, Cleveland State University Author of The Flying Circus of Physics Customer Reviews (82)
Sparked a life-long interest.
A pleasure to read
A joy (and helpful, too)
A must read
Humbling |
5. Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Grades 5-8 by John A. Van de Walle, Lou Ann H. Lovin | |
Paperback: 400
Pages
(2005-06-27)
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Editorial Review Product Description Volume Three of the Van de Walle Professional Mathematics Series provides practical guidance along with proven strategies for practicing teachers of grades 5 through 8. In addition to many of the popular topics and features from John Van de Walle's market-leading textbook, Elementary and Middle School Mathematics, this volume offers brand-new material specifically written for the middle grades. The expanded grade-specific coverage and unique page design allow readers to quickly and easily locate information to implement in the classroom. Nearly 200 grade-appropriate activities are included. The student-centered, problem-based approach will help students develop real understanding and confidence in mathematics, making this series indispensable for teachers!
Collect all three volumes in the Van de Walle Professional Mathematics Series! Each volume provides in-depth coverage at specific grade levels.
Customer Reviews (12)
Really teaching maths for understanding
Teaching 3rd grade math
a good resource for math teachers
needed this book quickly
For Everyday Use |
6. Accessible Mathematics: Ten Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievement by Steven Leinwand | |
Paperback: 128
Pages
(2009-02-24)
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Editorial Review Product Description Raising students' math achievement doesn't mean ripping up your planning book and starting over. In Accessible Mathematics Steven Leinwand (author of Sensible Mathematics) shows how small shifts in the good teaching you already do can make a big difference in student learning. Accessible Mathematics is Leinwand's latest important book for math teachers. In it he focuses on the crucial issue of classroom instruction. He scours the research and visits highly effective classrooms for practical examples of small adjustments to your teaching that lead to deeper student learning in math. Some of his 10 classroom-tested teaching shifts may surprise you and others will validate your thinking. But all of them will improve your students' performance. Thoroughly practical and ever-aware of the limits of teachers' time, Leinwand gives you everything you need to put his commonsense ideas to use immediately. His extensive planning advice will help you streamline your teaching to get more from everything you do. Classroom examples from every grade level model teaching language and instructional moves. And his suggestions for professional learning help increase your effectiveness through the power of collaboration. Steven Leinwand shares your priority: raising the mathematical understanding and achievement of every one of your students. Read Accessible Mathematics, try his 10 suggestions in your practice, and discover how minor shifts in your teaching can put student learning into high gear. Customer Reviews (1)
Easy-to-Implement Ways to Increase Stuent Achievement |
7. About Teaching Mathematics: A K-8 Resource, 3rd Edition by Marilyn Burns | |
Paperback: 464
Pages
(2007-09-04)
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Well Worth the Money
Not the brand new book I thought I purchased
TOOK FOREVER TO RECEIVE!
Wow, amazing elementary math resource
On time, but charged EXTRA for shipping |
8. Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers by Jan Gullberg | |
Hardcover: 1128
Pages
(1997-03)
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Wonnderful book!
A love letter to mathematics
Liz Salander's book from The Girl Who Played with Fire
A HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS TO 1997
cool book |
9. The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible by Keith Devlin | |
Paperback: 352
Pages
(2000-03-13)
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Editorial Review Product Description "The great book of nature," said Galileo, "can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And this language is mathematics." In The Language of Mathematics, award-winning author Keith Devlin reveals the vital role mathematics plays in our eternal quest to understand who we are and the world we live in. More than just the study of numbers, mathematics provides us with the eyes to recognize and describe the hidden patterns of life—patterns that exist in the physical, biological, and social worlds without, and the realm of ideas and thoughts within. Taking the reader on a wondrous journey through the invisible universe that surrounds us—a universe made visible by mathematics—Devlin shows us what keeps a jumbo jet in the air, explains how we can see and hear a football game on TV, allows us to predict the weather, the behavior of the stock market, and the outcome of elections. Microwave ovens, telephone cables, children's toys, pacemakers, automobiles, and computers—all operate on mathematical principles. Far from a dry and esoteric subject, mathematics is a rich and living part of our culture. An exploration of an often woefully misunderstood subject, The Language of Mathematics celebrates the simplicity, the precision, the purity, and the elegance of mathematics. Life by theNumbers, Devlin's companion book to the PBS series of the samename, is heavily illustrated and soothingly low on equations. But ashe says, wanting mathematics without abstract notation "is rather likesaying that Shakespeare would be much easier to understand if it werewritten in simpler language." The Language of Mathematics is Devlin's second iteration of theapproach he used in Mathematics: The Science ofPatterns. It covers all the same ground (and uses many of thesame words) as the latter, but with fewer glossy pictures, sidebars,and references. Devlin has also added chapters on statistics and onmathematical patterns in nature. --Mary Ellen Curtin Customer Reviews (24)
To see the world in a grain of sand.
An excellent way to begin the study of the universal language of the universe
A Beautiful Read
Refreshing my love of math
What is Math? |
10. What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods by Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins | |
Paperback: 592
Pages
(1996-07-18)
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Editorial Review Product Description For more than two thousand years a familiarity with mathematics has been regarded as an indispensable part of the intellectual equipment of every cultured person. Today, unfortunately, the traditional place of mathematics in education is in grave danger. The teaching and learning of mathematics has degenerated into the realm of rote memorization, the outcome of which leads to satisfactory formal ability but not to real understanding or greater intellectual independence. This new edition of Richard Courant's and Herbert Robbins's classic work seeks to address this problem. Its goal is to put the meaning back into mathematics. Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics?, Second Edition is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Covering everything from natural numbers and the number system to geometrical constructions and projective geometry, from topology and calculus to matters of principle and the Continuum Hypothesis, this fascinating survey allows readers to delve into mathematics as an organic whole rather than an empty drill in problem solving. With chapters largely independent of one another and sections that lead upward from basic to more advanced discussions, readers can easily pick and choose areas of particular interest without impairing their understanding of subsequent parts. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, What is Mathematics, Second Edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved. Formal mathematics is like spelling and grammar: a matter of the correct application of local rules. Meaningful mathematics is like journalism: it tells an interesting story. But unlike some journalism, the story has to be true. The best mathematics is like literature: it brings a story to life before your eyes and involves you in it, intellectually and emotionally. What is Mathematics is a marvelously literate story: it opens a window onto the world of mathematics for anyone interested to view. Customer Reviews (35)
excellent buy
typos galore, terrible layout
A fascinating book.
Math education at its best and most beautiful.
Incredibly thorough |
11. Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition by George Lenchner | |
Paperback: 284
Pages
(2005)
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Customer Reviews (1)
received on time |
12. Developmental Mathematics: Basic Mathematics and Algebra (2nd Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, Terry McGinnis, Stanley A. Salzman, Diana L. Hestwood | |
Paperback: 1368
Pages
(2009-02-14)
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Editorial Review Product Description The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, supportive pedagogy, varied exercise sets, and complete supplements package. With this new edition, the authors continue to provide students and instructors with the best package for learning and teaching support–a book written with student success as its top priority, now with an emphasis on study skills growth and an expanded instructor supplements package.
Whole Numbers; Multiplying and Dividing Fractions; Adding and Subtracting Fractions; Decimals; Ratio and Proportion; Percent; Geometry; Statistics; The Real Number System; Equations, Inequalities, and Applications; Graphs of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring and Applications; Rational Expressions and Applications; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations For all readers interested in basic math and introductory algebra. Customer Reviews (2)
Appropriate book but lacking
Developmental Mathematics. A textbook for a good begining !! |
13. Schaum's Outline of Discrete Mathematics, Revised Third Edition (Schaum's Outline Series) by Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lipson | |
Paperback: 496
Pages
(2009-08-26)
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Editorial Review Product Description Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you:
Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved. Customer Reviews (10)
Incomplete
Good Book
Excellentstudy guide for students of discrete math and computer science
Typical Schaum's
Very instructive |
14. Everyday Mathematics: Student Reference Book Level 5 | |
Hardcover:
Pages
(2002-05)
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Helpful At Homework Time
This will get you started!
Everyday Mathematics: Student Reference Book : Grade 3
homework help
Great review |
15. Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Student Solutions Manual and Study Guide by Erwin Kreyszig | |
Paperback: 260
Pages
(2006-10-06)
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Good transaction
seriously, not worth the money
The Worst Service Delivery I have Experienced on Amazon
Kreyszig will live forever in our hearts
Not bad |
16. The Mathematics of Poker by Bill Chen, Jerrod Ankenman | |
Paperback: 382
Pages
(2006-11-30)
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Very math heavy
Print too small
Excellent Advanced Poker Book...
If you didn't major in Math, don't get this book.
Not for everyone |
17. Advanced Mathematics: Precalculus With Discrete Mathematics and Data Analysis by Richard G. Brown | |
Hardcover: 902
Pages
(2003-05)
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Fast shipping but the book was pretty beat up
Very bad
Experience with product
Very good
Advanced Mathematics Precalculus with Discrete Mathematics and Data Analysis |
18. GED Mathematics (Steck-Vaughn Ged Series) | |
Paperback: 474
Pages
(2001-05)
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Great book for GED
GED Math
May God Continue To Bless You
Step by Step
Excellent GED Book!!! |
19. Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving by Sanjoy Mahajan | |
Paperback: 152
Pages
(2010-03-31)
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important tools for scientists and engineers
A treasure trove
Title poorly chosen
This book makes you smarter |
20. Worksheets for Classroom or Lab Practice for Basic College Mathematics by John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater, Jamie Blair | |
Paperback: 152
Pages
(2008-10-06)
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Basic College Mathematics
Great
Basic College Mathematics
Missing pages
Just the basics The chapters cover the broad topics in this order:Whole Numbers, including the basic arithmetical functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), was well as basics of exponents and rounding; Fractions, including the basic arithmetical functions as well as beginning to deal with mixed numbers and order of operations; Decimals, including the basic arithmetical functions as well as continuing with order of operations and decimal/fraction conversions; Ratio and proportion ideas; Percentages theoretical and applied; Basic Measurements and conversions of units between British/American units and metric standards; Geometry at the most basic level of shapes and arithmetical formulas dealing with those shapes for area, perimeter, etc.; Statistics at a very elementary level, such as reading charts and graphs, histograms, and the three concepts of mean, median and mode; Signed and special numbers, including the negative numbers, as well as scientific notation; and finally a brief introduction to Algebra, which introduces the basic concepts of variables, like terms, and equations. Each of the chapters deals with things in a mathematical as well as an 'English' way - explaining in words the concepts and operations being carried out in the numbers.Each section of each chapter covers only a few key concepts, with enough problems for solving that reinforce the principles thoroughly.Each section also as word problems (story problems) to test the real-world applicability of the numerical/mathematical concepts being presented, so when students ask (as they always do and shall), 'When am I ever going to use this?' there are examples drawn from typical situations. Tobey and Slater have also worked to make various connections with geometry, graphs and charts, tables, as well as internet resources to provide the most up-to-date and useful text.There are specific problems along the way that assume the use of calculators (as most of real-life mathematics now involves calculators). The book's design is interesting from a graphic-design standpoint, but from the standpoint of clarity to the students, the pages are a bit `busy'.While I appreciate the need to reduce the number of pages in an effort to keep the costs down (text-book prices are typically higher than popular-book prices, and this text is no exception), more white space on the pages would probably help the accessibility and make it a little less intimidating. This book serves as a good foundation for students to proceed at our college forward into Beginning Algebra (another book by Tobey and Slater on this topic is used for the next-level course), and then further into Intermediate Algebra and beyond. ... Read more |
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