Math Girls

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Publisher: Bento Books Inc

ISBN: 0983951306

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"Combining mathematical rigor with light romance, Math Girls is a unique introduction to advanced mathematics, delivered through the eyes of three students as they learn to deal with problems seldom found in textbooks."--Front flap.

Math Girls Manga

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983951353

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 8893

The Math Girls Manga is the comic adaptation of Hiroshi Yuki's bestselling novel of mathematical romance, available in English at last! Combining mathematical rigor with light romance, Math Girls is a unique introduction to advanced mathematics that has something for everyone, from advanced high school students to math majors and educators.

Math Girls Talk About Equations & Graphs

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939326225

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 2114

From the author of Math Girls comes an exciting new series for learning and reviewing important skills for taking on advanced mathematics! This first volume, Math Girls Talk About Equations and Graphs, develops topics such as using variables in equations, polynomials, setting up systems of equations, proportions and inverse proportions, the relation between equations and their graphs, parabolas, intersections, and tangent lines. These topics are introduced through conversations between the characters from Math Girls, offering a fun way to learn this serious content. Each chapter comes with review problems and answers, and an appendix gives more challenging, open-ended problems for learners wanting to push the limits of their understanding. This book is most suited to middle- or high-school students who have learned basic algebra, or older readers who want to brush up on forgotten math skills. This series came about through requests from readers who enjoyed the excitement of learning aspects of the Math Girls series, but found themselves unprepared to keep up with the mathematical content. We hope that the books in this series will help young mathematicians firm up vital math skills that will allow them to excel in more advanced studies.

Math Girls Talk about Integers

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939326249

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 236

View: 7473

Math Girls Talk About Integers introduces students to a variety of fun and informative topics in discrete math, including curious features of the prime numbers, tricks for checking for multiples of 3 and 9 (and why those tricks work!), using division remainders to solve some unusual problems, and an in-depth look at proof by mathematical induction. These topics are introduced through conversations between the characters from Math Girls, offering a fun way to learn this serious content. Each chapter comes with review problems and answers, and an appendix gives more challenging, open-ended problems for readers wanting to push the limits of their understanding.

Math Girls 2

Fermat's Last Theorem

Author: Hiroshi Yuki,Joseph Reeder,Tony Gonzalez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983951322

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 9066

Second book in the Math Girls series, in which high school students discuss and solve mathematical problems, including explorations of number theory, abstract algebra, and methods of proof.

Math Girls 3

Godel's Incompleteness Theorems

Author: Hiroshi Yuki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939326294


Page: 394

View: 9842

In the early twentieth century, a massive undertaking to rid mathematics of all paradoxes and inconsistencies was underway. Known as Hilbert's program, it sought to provide an unshakable foundation for all of mathematics. Things seemed to be proceeding well until young Kurt Godel stunned the world by proving that Hilbert's goals were unobtainable, that contradiction was part of the warp and weave of any mathematical system. Yet what at the time seemed to be a fatal blow to mathematical consistency now forms the basis of modern logic. Godel's incompleteness theorems are often misunderstood to be a statement of the limits of mathematical reasoning, but in truth they strengthen mathematics, building it up to be more powerful than what had come before. In this third book in the Math Girls series, join Miruka and friends as they tackle the basics of modern logic, learning such topics as the Peano axioms, set theory, and diagonalization, leading up to an in-depth exploration of Godel's famous theorems. Along the way, visit other interesting and important topics such as trigonometry and the epsilon-delta definition of limits, and of course take on challenges from the enigmatic Mr. Muraki. Math Girls 3: Godel's Incompleteness Theorems has something for anyone interested in mathematics, from advanced high school students to college math majors and educators."

Math Girls Talk About Trigonometry

Author: Hiroshi Yūki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939326256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 276

View: 5816

Explores a variety of fun and informative topics in trigonometry, from basics like defining the sine and cosine functions, to less frequently seen topics like Lissajous curves and different ways of deriving the value of pi. These topics are introduced through conversations between the characters from the Math Girls series, offering a fun way to learn this serious content. The third in a series aimed at preparing students for advanced mathematics studies.

Careers for Tech Girls in Math

Author: Gina Hagler

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499461011

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 2300

Thanks to the popular misconception that girls are not good at math, careers in mathematics for women have historically been limited. Those who did work in the field were considered unfeminine and unappealing. All that is changing with concerted efforts to emphasize math education for girls and to expose girls to potential careers in mathematics. This resource suggests a variety of careers that rely on the study of mathematics and explains how to pursue them. Readers will also be advised about how to land their first job and how to advance up the career ladder.

Encouraging Your Child's Math Talent

The Involved Parents' Guide

Author: Michael J. Bosse,Jennifer Vickers Rotigel


ISBN: 1593631847

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 8778

Educational title for gifted and advanced learners.

Teaching the Female Brain

How Girls Learn Math and Science

Author: Abigail Norfleet James

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412967104

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 1083

Discover how girls' sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect performance and how you can tailor instruction to promote girls' learning in math, science, and other areas.

Child Development

An Active Learning Approach

Author: Laura E. Levine,Joyce Munsch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141296850X

Category: Psychology

Page: 575

View: 7601

Although the field of child and adolescent development seems to be an easy one in which to provide active learning opportunities to students, few textbooks currently exist that actually do this. Child Development: An Active Learning Approach includes the following key features: - Challenging Misconceptions: true/false or multiple choice tests are incorporated at the beginning of each chapter to specifically address topics that are sources of misunderstanding amongst students. - Activities with children and adolescents: 'hands-on' activities that complement the ideas of the text, as an integral part of the text, rather than as “add-ons” at the end of each chapter. - 'The journey of research' will introduce students to the process of research that leads from early findings to more refined outcomes through real-life examples - 'Test Yourself' sections include activities that cause students to reflect on an issue through their own experiences to bring about increased motivation and understanding of a specific topic. - The Instructor's Resource CD-ROM includes a computerized test bank, PowerPoint Slides, sample syllabi, suggested in-class learning activities, and homework assignments. - The Student Study Site includes interactive videos, self-quizzes, key term flashcards, SAGE journal articles with accompanying exercises, and web links with accompanying exercises.

Reviving Ophelia

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110107776X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 6880

#1 New York Times Bestseller The groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: what is happening to the selves of adolescent girls? As a therapist, Mary Pipher was becoming frustrated with the growing problems among adolescent girls. Why were so many of them turning to therapy in the first place? Why had these lovely and promising human beings fallen prey to depression, eating disorders, suicide attempts, and crushingly low self-esteem? The answer hit a nerve with Pipher, with parents, and with the girls themselves. Crashing and burning in a “developmental Bermuda Triangle,” they were coming of age in a media-saturated culture preoccupied with unrealistic ideals of beauty and images of dehumanized sex, a culture rife with addictions and sexually transmitted diseases. They were losing their resiliency and optimism in a “girl-poisoning” culture that propagated values at odds with those necessary to survive. Told in the brave, fearless, and honest voices of the girls themselves who are emerging from the chaos of adolescence, Reviving Ophelia is a call to arms, offering important tactics, empathy, and strength, and urging a change where young hearts can flourish again, and rediscover and reengage their sense of self.

Math for Girls Grades 3-6

The Book with the Number to Help Girls Love and Excel in Math!

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635024459

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 781

How simple, logical, easy, practical and FUN math is when girls and boys have problems to solve based on their own interest. Whether it's about the girls' soccer team, the boys' scouting campout, spending the night with friends, going to see a movie, it could be a playing a video game, doing homework, or any other real scenario; girls and boys enjoy and excel in math when it becomes fun, interesting, and relevant!

Counting Girls Out

Girls and Mathematics

Author: Valerie Walkerdine

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0750708166

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 2487

The question about girls' attainment in mathematics is met with every kind of myth, false 'evidence', and theorizing about the gendered body and the gendered mind. The 'Girls and Mathematics Unit' led by Valerie Walkerdine has, over a period of ten years, carried out a detailed theoretical and empirical investigation in this area. The book tackles issues and prejudice and examines and puts into perspective many claims that have been made about women's minds. It also probes the relationship between evidence and explanation: why are girls still taken to be lacking when they perform well, but boys are credited even when they do not?

For Girls Only

Making a Case for Single-Sex Schooling

Author: Janice Streitmatter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440933

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 9834

For Girls Only examines research and public policy regarding single-sex schooling, especially girls-only classes in public, coeducational schools. Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, which calls for equal access and participation regardless of gender, educators have attempted to address gender equity issues in schools. Current research on the progress of female students in U.S. public schools suggests that efforts have not sufficiently addressed concerns such as academic under-achievement in the areas of math and science, lower self-esteem from the advent of early adolescence, and vulnerability to sexual harassment. Despite Title IX, some educators have turned to the creation of single-sex classes and programs for female students in order to better address these critical issues. This book examines the longitudinal results of one study, reviews other research, and considers policy implications in conflict with Title IX.

Math for Girls and Other Problem Solvers

Author: Diane Downie,Twila Slesnick,Jean Kerr Stenmark

Publisher: Equals Publications

ISBN: 9780912511016

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 1252

The content focus of the activities is on problem solving rather than on traditional arithmetic skills. Problem solving strands identified are: Using logic, strategies and patterns; Breaking set; Creative thinking, estimating and observing; Spatial visualizing.

The Truth About Girls and Boys

Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children

Author: Caryl Rivers,Rosalind Barnett

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231151632

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 5053

Presents an analysis of the differences between girls and boys and argues that children should be encouraged to venture outside their comfort zones to gain multifaceted characters.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470940594

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 7078

A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource for understanding gender differences in the classroom In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a proven method to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts. Explores the inherent differences between the developmental neuroscience of boys and girls Reveals how the brain learns Explains when same sex classrooms are appropriate, and when they’re not This edition includes new information on a wealth of topics including how to design the ultimate classroom for kids in elementary, secondary, middle, and high school.

What Girls Say about Their Science Education Experiences

Is Anybody Really Listening?

Author: Michael Papadimitriou

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412034078

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 344

What Girls Say About Their Science Education Experiences describes the science education experiences of 12 young ladies enrolled in advanced science courses in a Southeast Texas High School. What Girls Say... includes profiles of each girl and topical chapters dealing with generalizations about the key elements of experience that the girls illuminated. Also, a detailed review of the current literature related to girls and science is provided. The strength of the text lies in the use of the participants. words to describe their own experiences. Unfortunately, despite over 30 years of research related to gender and science education, females still are underrepresented in some upper-level high school science courses, particular college science curricula and majors, and many scientific careers. While boys and girls enter school with equal ability, girls are marginalized in science and math to the point that they trail males in science interest and participation by graduation time. However, such differences have decreased. While attitudes, achievement levels, and the other components of "the science education experience" have been quantitatively examined, very little qualitative analysis exists to describe the educational experience of females in American high school classrooms from the perspective of the student. A description of this phenomenon as constructed through the experiences of female students represents a worthy pursuit. This book represents an attempt to describe this phenomenon as constructed through the experiences of female students. Very simply, the purpose of this book was to describe the essential elements of the current science education experience as constructed by female physics and advanced chemistry students. The construct of science education experience for females included perceived (a) affective attitudes, (b) achievement and success, (c) ability, (d) cultural factors, (e) social-psychological factors, (f) interpersonal factors, and (g) instructional/teacher factors. All of these topics are addressed in What Girls Say About Their Science Education Experiences.

Encouraging girls in mathematics

the problem and the solution

Author: Lorelei R. Brush

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890115428

Category: Mathematics

Page: 163

View: 7360