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Rediscovering Mathematics

Rediscovering Mathematics
You Do the Math

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  • Publication planned for: December 2020
  • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Mathematical Association of America for availability.
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780883857809

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  • Rediscovering Mathematics is a guide to more effective mathematical education, offering topics and puzzles that can inspire a renewed interest in mathematics among students and enthusiasts. Suitable for anyone wanting to expand their view of mathematics, the book's topics are linked by the theme of mathematical learning through investigation, challenge, and discovery. This book can be used as a text for training mathematics teachers at all levels, and is recommended for anyone interested in mathematics and how mathematics should be taught. Containing dozens of illustrations, tables, and exercises, the book focuses on problem solving and understanding, subsuming learning by memorization. Topics range from number theory and applications, to secure Internet communication, to probability in sports and gambling.

    • Includes nearly 200 end-of-chapter exercises
    • Frequent challenges with hints and solutions are offered throughout
    • The focus on learning through problem-solving and understanding is enhanced by linking mathematical topics to everyday-life scenarios
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: December 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780883857809
    • length: 211 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus. 15 colour illus. 7 tables
    • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Mathematical Association of America for availability.
  • Table of Contents

    A guide for the reader
    Introduction - how to read mathematics
    1. Mathematical discovery in the classroom
    2. Don't reach for your calculator (yet)
    3. Have another piece of pie, Zeno?
    4. Thinking like a mathematician - lessons from a medieval Rabbi
    5. What's mathematics good for?
    6. Three averages
    7. Algorithms - the unexpected role of pure mathematics
    8. Pythagoras' Theorem and math by pictures
    9. Memorizing versus understanding
    10. Games and gambling
    11. Soccer balls and counting tricks
    12. Pizza Pi and area
    13. Back to the classroom
    Resources for rediscovering mathematics
    Further reading

  • Author

    Shai Simonson, Stonehill College, Massachusetts
    Shai Simonson received his BA in Mathematics at Columbia University, and his MS and PhD in Computer Science at Northwestern University. Having previously taught at universities including the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Tel Aviv University and ArsDigita University, he is now a Professor of Computer Science at Stonehill College, Massachusetts.

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