Inspiring and informative…deserves to be widely read. Wall street journal“this fun book offers a philosophical take on number systems and revels in the beauty of math. Science newsbecause we have ten fingers, grouping by ten seems natural, but twelve would be better for divisibility, and eight is well suited to repeated halving.
Arithmetic #ad - Passionate and entertaining, Arithmetic invites us to experience the beauty of mathematics through the eyes of a beguiling teacher. A nuanced understanding of working with numbers, gently connecting procedures that we once learned by rote with intuitions long since muddled by education… Lockhart presents arithmetic as a pleasurable pastime, and describes it as a craft like knitting.
Jonathon keats, how did they arise, and how did they represent them? They are, one of humankind’s most brilliant inventions, New Scientist“What are numbers, why did our ancestors invent them, after all, arguably having greater impact on our lives than the wheel. Lockhart recounts their fascinating story… A wonderful book.
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MeasurementBelknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - Belknap Press. As we turn our thoughts to symmetry, and cones, cylinders, circles, we begin to see that almost anyone can “do the math” in a way that brings emotional and aesthetic rewards. Favoring plain english and pictures over jargon and formulas, he succeeds in making complex ideas about the mathematics of shape and motion intuitive and graspable.
Measurement is an invitation to summon curiosity, courage, and creativity in order to experience firsthand the playful excitement of mathematical work. Measurement offers a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living. In conversational prose that conveys his passion for the subject, Lockhart makes mathematics accessible without oversimplifying.
He makes no more attempt to hide the challenge of mathematics than he does to shield us from its beautiful intensity. An impassioned critique of k–12 mathematics education, it outlined how we shortchange students by introducing them to math the wrong way. For seven years, paul lockhart’s a mathematician’s Lament enjoyed a samizdat-style popularity in the mathematics underground, before demand prompted its 2009 publication to even wider applause and debate.
Measurement #ad - His elegant discussion of mathematical reasoning and themes in classical geometry offers proof of his conviction that mathematics illuminates art as much as science. Lockhart leads us into a universe where beautiful designs and patterns float through our minds and do surprising, miraculous things. Here lockhart offers the positive side of the math education story by showing us how math should be done.
A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art FormBellevue Literary Press #ad - One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen. Keith devlin, math columnist on npr’s morning EditionA brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be creative and beautiful and rejects standard anxiety-producing teaching methods.
Since 2000, he has dedicated himself to K-12 level students at St. Witty and accessible, paul lockhart’s controversial approach will provoke spirited debate among educators and parents alike and it will alter the way we think about math forever. Paul lockhart, has taught mathematics at Brown University and UC Santa Cruz.
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Number: The Language of SciencePlume #ad - Plume Books. Bellevue Literary Press. Belknap Press. Beyond doubt the most interesting book on the evolution of mathematics which has ever fallen into my hands. Albert einsteinnumber is an eloquent, accessible tour de force that reveals how the concept of number evolved from prehistoric times through the twentieth century.
Number: The Language of Science #ad - Renowned professor of mathematics tobias dantzig shows that the development of math—from the invention of counting to the discovery of infinity—is a profoundly human story that progressed by “trying and erring, by groping and stumbling. He shows how commerce, and religion led to advances in math, war, and he recounts the stories of individuals whose breakthroughs expanded the concept of number and created the mathematics that we know today.
The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to InfinityMariner Books #ad - Bellevue Literary Press. Easily digestible chapters include plenty of helpful examples and illustrations. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In the joy of x, steven strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas of math gently and clearly, insight, with wit, and brilliant illustrations.
Whether he is illuminating how often you should flip your mattress to get the maximum lifespan from it, or determining how many people you should date before settling down, explaining just how Google searches the internet, Strogatz shows how math connects to every aspect of life. Discussing pop culture, art, philosophy, law, medicine, and business, Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you’d had.
The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity #ad - . You'll never forget the pythagorean theorem again!"—Scientific AmericanMany people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. Delightful. Mariner Books. Whether you aced integral calculus or aren’t sure what an integer is, you’ll find profound wisdom and persistent delight in The Joy of x.
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Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of DisruptionImpress #ad - Go, be bold with them. The tinkerers. Written for anyone interested in or actively engaged in schools—parents, fun, and wonderfully human activity that everyone can enjoy… for a lifetime!“Math Recess is a breathless ride!” —Kimberly Morrow-Leong, administrators, NCSM 2018 program chair, teachers, school board members—Math Recess by Sunil Singh and Chris Brownell shows math as a playful, author of Mathematize It! “I absolutely adore this book.
Mariner Books. With clarity, and exuberance, power, Chris and Sunil spell out and make concrete what it means to play. James tanton, phd, founder of the Global Math Project“Here’s to the dabblers. The curious ones who believe math education can and should be about play. The fantasizers. Bellevue Literary Press.
Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption #ad - Let’s play math!”in the theme of recess, ropes, where a treasure chest of balls, puzzles, and toys would be kept for children to play with, this book holds a deep and imaginative collection of fun mathematical ideas, and problems. Plume Books. All are welcome. Mary kemper, president of the texas association of supervisors of Mathematics“Through rich storytelling and powerful examples, Singh and Brownell make the clear case for upending math education as we know it and replacing it with an ideology we can all embrace: Mathematics is and can be deeply learned through play.
Denis sheeran, author, instant Relevance and Hacking Math“Disruption begins with ‘Re.
Elements of AlgebraCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Several inline formulas were moved out-of-line to give the work more space. 6. In 1771, joseph-louis lagrange included an addendum to the French edition containing topics such as continued fractions and Diophantine equations. This edition of elements of algebra was completely re-written using Microsoft Word and its Equation Editor over the course of several months and is not just another scanned copy of John Hewlett's original English language translation.
Plume Books. The original notation for continued fractions has been replaced with the more modern notation. 3. The words "shew" and "shewn" were replaced by "show" and "shown", respectively. 2. The word "formulae" was replace by "formulas". 8. The overuse of the comma in several places was brought up to modern standards.
Elements of Algebra #ad - It is my hope that by creating this new "modern" edition, a renewed interest will be generated for a work which certainly does not deserve to be forgotten, written by a brilliant mathematician considered "the master of us all". Updated with corrections on july 30, 2016. Belknap Press. Mariner Books.
Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 8Jossey-Bass #ad - Belknap Press. In this volume, play, by looking at the big ideas at the eighth-grade level through visualization, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, you'll find a collection of low floor, and investigation. Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics.
. Bellevue Literary Press. So the authors designed mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Mariner Books. Plume Books. The tasks in mindset mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that: There is no such thing as a math person - anyone can learn mathematics to high levels.
Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 8 #ad - Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. Open, creative, and visual math tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential.
Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth. Speed is unimportant in mathematics. With engaging questions, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, open-ended tasks, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards CCSS and can be used with any current curriculum.
During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors jo Boaler, and Cathy Williams heard the same message―that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, Jen Munson, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach.
Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without BarriersHarperOne #ad - Mariner Books. That we don’t have “a math brain” or that we aren’t “the creative type”. Bellevue Literary Press. Want to be fluent in mathematics? learn a foreign language? play the guitar? Write a book? The truth is not only that anyone at any age can learn anything, but the act of learning itself fundamentally changes who we are, and as Boaler argues so elegantly in the pages of this book, what we go on to achieve.
Belknap Press. Our brains are not “fixed, adaptability, growth, ” but entirely capable of change, and rewiring. Plume Books. This notion follows us into adulthood, where we tend to simply accept these established beliefs about our skillsets i. E. Limitless mind marries cutting-edge brain science with her experience in the classroom, not only proving that each of us has limitless potential but offering strategies for how we can achieve it.
Laurene powell jobs“a courageous freethinker with fresh ideas on learning. Booklistin this revolutionary book, reveals the six keys to unlocking learning potential, a professor of education at Stanford University and acclaimed math educator who has spent decades studying the impact of beliefs and bias on education, based on the latest scientific findings.
Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers #ad - From the moment we enter school as children, capable of learning certain things and not others, we are made to feel as if our brains are fixed entities, influenced exclusively by genetics. Stanford university professor, bestselling author, and acclaimed educator Jo Boaler has spent decades studying the impact of beliefs and bias on education.
Her research proves that those who achieve at the highest levels do not do so because of a genetic inclination toward any one skill but because of the keys that she reveals in the book.
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and MoreFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A revolutionary book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again―now in paperback!Math is boring, says the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker. Starting with the foundations of math familiar from school numbers, the mysteries of prime numbers, he takes us on a grand tour, from four dimensional shapes, knot theory, optimization algorithms, and algebra, geometry, and the math behind barcodes and iPhone screens to the different kinds of infinity―and slightly beyond.
Mariner Books. Belknap Press. This counterintuitiveness is actually part of the point, argues Parker: the extraordinary thing about math is that it allows us to access logic and ideas beyond what our brains can instinctively do―through its logical tools we are able to reach beyond our innate abilities and grasp more and more abstract concepts.
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More #ad - In the absorbing and exhilarating things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension, Parker sets out to convince his readers to revisit the very math that put them off the subject as fourteen-year-olds. Plume Books. Both playful and sophisticated, things to make and Do in the Fourth Dimension is filled with captivating games and puzzles, a buffet of optional hands-on activities that entice us to take pleasure in mathematics at all levels.
Farrar Straus Giroux. Part of the problem may be the way the subject is taught, to a greater or lesser extent, but it's also true that we all, find math difficult and counterintuitive. Bellevue Literary Press.
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous IdeaPenguin Books #ad - Belknap Press. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time: the quest for a theory of everything. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. Zero is really something"-Washington PostA New York Times Notable Book.
The babylonians invented it, the Hindus worshiped it, the Greeks banned it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Bellevue Literary Press. Penguin Books. Popular math at its most entertaining and enlightening. Here are the legendary thinkers—from pythagoras to Newton to Heisenberg, mathematics, from the Kabalists to today's astrophysicists—who have tried to understand it and whose clashes shook the foundations of philosophy, science, and religion.
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea #ad - . It is both nothing and everything. In zero, its rise and transcendence in the west, science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, and its ever-present threat to modern physics. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Zero has pitted east against west and faith against reason, and its intransigence persists in the dark core of a black hole and the brilliant flash of the Big Bang. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics.