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Math Through the Ages

Math Through the Ages Author William P. Berlinghoff
ISBN-10 0883857367
Release 2004
Pages 273
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An informal and accessible overview of the history of mathematics.



Math through the Ages

Math through the Ages Author William P. Berlinghoff
ISBN-10 1939512123
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 342
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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

Math Through the Ages  Expanded Second Edition Author William P. Berlinghoff
ISBN-10 1881929663
Release 2015-11-15
Pages 348
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Math Through the Ages Expanded Second Edition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Math Through the Ages Expanded Second Edition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Math Through the Ages Expanded Second Edition book for free.



Using History to Teach Mathematics

Using History to Teach Mathematics Author Victor J. Katz
ISBN-10 0883851636
Release 2000-09-21
Pages 261
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This volume examines how the history of mathematics can find application in the teaching of mathematics itself.



Learn from the Masters

Learn from the Masters Author Frank Swetz
ISBN-10 0883857030
Release 1995
Pages 303
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How to use history to teach mathematics; for high school and college teachers.



Geometry

Geometry Author Judith D. Sally
ISBN-10 9780821853627
Release 2011
Pages 202
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This geometry book is written foremost for future and current middle school teachers, but is also designed for elementary and high school teachers. The book consists of ten seminars covering in a rigourous way the fundamental topics in school geometry, including all of the significant topics in high school geometry. The seminars are crafted to clarify and enhance understanding of the subject. Concepts in plane and solid geometry are carefully explained, and activities that teachers can use in their classrooms are emphasised. The book draws on the pictorial nature of geometry since that is what attracts students at every level to the subject. The book should give teachers a firm foundation on which to base their instruction in the elementary and middle grades. In addition, it should help teachers give their students a solid basis for the geometry that they will study in high school. The book is also intended to be a source for problems in geometry for enrichment programmes such as Math Circles and Young Scholars.



The History of Mathematics A Very Short Introduction

The History of Mathematics  A Very Short Introduction Author Jacqueline Stedall
ISBN-10 9780191633966
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 144
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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.



An Episodic History of Mathematics

An Episodic History of Mathematics Author Steven G. Krantz
ISBN-10 9780883857663
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 381
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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.



Journey through genius

Journey through genius Author William Dunham
ISBN-10 PSU:000023719095
Release 1991-08-01
Pages 300
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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.



Letters to a Young Teacher

Letters to a Young Teacher Author Jonathan Kozol
ISBN-10 9780307393722
Release 2007
Pages 288
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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.



Strange Curves Counting Rabbits Other Mathematical Explorations

Strange Curves  Counting Rabbits    Other Mathematical Explorations Author Keith Ball
ISBN-10 9781400841240
Release 2011-10-16
Pages 272
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How does mathematics enable us to send pictures from space back to Earth? Where does the bell-shaped curve come from? Why do you need only 23 people in a room for a 50/50 chance of two of them sharing the same birthday? In Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other Mathematical Explorations, Keith Ball highlights how ideas, mostly from pure math, can answer these questions and many more. Drawing on areas of mathematics from probability theory, number theory, and geometry, he explores a wide range of concepts, some more light-hearted, others central to the development of the field and used daily by mathematicians, physicists, and engineers. Each of the book's ten chapters begins by outlining key concepts and goes on to discuss, with the minimum of technical detail, the principles that underlie them. Each includes puzzles and problems of varying difficulty. While the chapters are self-contained, they also reveal the links between seemingly unrelated topics. For example, the problem of how to design codes for satellite communication gives rise to the same idea of uncertainty as the problem of screening blood samples for disease. Accessible to anyone familiar with basic calculus, this book is a treasure trove of ideas that will entertain, amuse, and bemuse students, teachers, and math lovers of all ages.



Mathematical Apocrypha

Mathematical Apocrypha Author Steven G. Krantz
ISBN-10 0883855399
Release 2002-09-12
Pages 214
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Collection of stories about famous contemporary mathematicians, with illustrations.



Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci

Leonardo Pisano  Fibonacci Author L. E. Sigler
ISBN-10 9780080886503
Release 2014-06-28
Pages 144
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The Book of Squares by Fibonacci is a gem in the mathematical literature and one of the most important mathematical treatises written in the Middle Ages. It is a collection of theorems on indeterminate analysis and equations of second degree which yield, among other results, a solution to a problem proposed by Master John of Palermo to Leonardo at the Court of Frederick II. The book was dedicated and presented to the Emperor at Pisa in 1225. Dating back to the 13th century the book exhibits the early and continued fascination of men with our number system and the relationship among numbers with special properties such as prime numbers, squares, and odd numbers. The faithful translation into modern English and the commentary by the translator make this book accessible to professional mathematicians and amateurs who have always been intrigued by the lure of our number system.



Dipa Ma

Dipa Ma Author Amy Schmidt
ISBN-10 9781907314803
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 176
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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.



Vita Mathematica

Vita Mathematica Author Ronald Calinger
ISBN-10 0883850974
Release 1996
Pages 359
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Enables teachers to learn the history of mathematics and then incorporate it in undergraduate teaching.



Algebra Connections

Algebra Connections Author Ira J. Papick
ISBN-10 0131449281
Release 2007
Pages 348
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Strong mathematics performance in the middle grades is more important than ever—and teachers entering the field need to prepare for this endeavor in new and innovative ways. This new approach introduces some basic concepts of number theory and modern algebra that underlie middle grade arithmetic and algebra, with a focus on collaborative learning combined with extensive in-class and out-of-class assignments.Gives both pre-service and in-service teachers a fundamental understanding of the key mathematical ideas that they will be teaching, so that in turn they can help their students learn important mathematics. Directly connects college-level abstract algebra and number theory to standards-based middle grade mathematics curricula. Gives specific examples from middle-grade curricular materials to show readers the direct connections between the mathematics they are learning and the mathematics they will be teaching. Focuses on the mathematics in new reform materials. Offers Classroom Problems and Classroom Discussions that focus on discovery and collaborative learning.A useful reference for teachers of middle-grades mathematics.



p adic Numbers

p adic Numbers Author Fernando Q. Gouvea
ISBN-10 9783662222782
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 282
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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.