Author: Donald M. Davis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This captivating book explains some of the most fascinating ideas of mathematics to nonspecialists, focusing on non-Euclidean geometry, number theory, and fractals. Numerous illustrations. 1993 edition.
Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Culture
Author: John Adams,Patrick Barmby,Alex Mesoudi
From an infant’s first grasp of quantity to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the human experience of number has intrigued researchers for centuries. Numeracy and mathematics have played fundamental roles in the development of societies and civilisations, and yet there is an essential mystery to these concepts, evidenced by the fear many people still feel when confronted by apparently simple sums. Including perspectives from anthropology, education and psychology, The Nature and Development of Mathematics addresses three core questions: Is maths natural? What is the impact of our culture and environment on mathematical thinking? And how can we improve our mathematical ability? Examining the cognitive processes that we use, the origins of these skills and their cultural context, and how learning and teaching can be supported in the classroom, the book contextualises each issue within the wider field, arguing that only by taking a cross-disciplinary perspective can we fully understand what it means to be numerate, as well as how we become numerate in our modern world. This is a unique collection including contributions from a range of renowned international researchers. It will be of interest to students and researchers across cognitive psychology, cultural anthropology and educational research.
Author: Martha A. Tucker,Nancy D. Anderson
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book is a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college and research level mathematics and statistics in the 21st century. We are in a time of transition in scholarly communications in mathematics, practices which have changed little for a hundred years are giving way to new modes of accessing information. Where journals, books, indexes and catalogs were once the physical representation of a good mathematics library, shelves have given way to computers, and users are often accessing information from remote places. Part I is a historical survey of the past 15 years tracking this huge transition in scholarly communications in mathematics. Part II of the book is the bibliography of resources recommended to support the disciplines of mathematics and statistics. These are grouped by type of material. Publication dates range from the 1800's onwards. Hundreds of electronic resources-some online, both dynamic and static, some in fixed media, are listed among the paper resources. Amazingly a majority of listed electronic resources are free.
With the Best Methods of Instruction Explained and Illustrated
Author: Charles Davies
Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama
Author: Günter Grosche,Eberhard Zeidler
Das Teubner-Taschenbuch der Mathematik erfüllt aktuell, umfassend und kompakt alle Erwartungen, die an ein mathematisches Nachschlagewerk gestellt werden. Es vermittelt ein lebendiges und modernes Bild der heutigen Mathematik. Als Handbuch begleitet es die Studierenden vom ersten Semester an und der Praktiker nutzt es als unentbehrliches Nachschlagewerk. Der Teil II dieses erfolgreichen Werkes behandelt die vielfältigen Anwendungen der Mathematik in Informatik, Operations Research und mathematischer Physik. Das thematische Spektrum reicht von Tensoranalysis, Maßtheorie und Funktionalanalysis über Dynamische Systeme und Variationsrechnung bis zu Mannigfaltigkeiten, Riemannscher Geometrie, Liegruppen und Topologie.
exploring the nature and power of algorithms
Author: David Harel
The Science of Computing presents, in a no-nonsense way, an exposition on algorithms, the topic that is the essence of computer programming. Appropriate for programmers, computer professionals, and the technically minded public.
Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science
Author: Alan Sokal,Jean Bricmont
In 1996 physicist Alan Sokal published an essay in Social Text--an influential academic journal of cultural studies--touting the deep similarities between quantum gravitational theory and postmodern philosophy. Soon thereafter, the essay was revealed as a brilliant parody, a catalog of nonsense written in the cutting-edge but impenetrable lingo of postmodern theorists. The event sparked a furious debate in academic circles and made the headlines of newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. Now in Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science, Sokal and his fellow physicist Jean Bricmont expand from where the hoax left off. In a delightfully witty and clear voice, the two thoughtfully and thoroughly dismantle the pseudo-scientific writings of some of the most fashionable French and American intellectuals. More generally, they challenge the widespread notion that scientific theories are mere "narrations" or social constructions.
Proceedings of a National Symposium
Author: National Research Council,National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences Education Board,Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
With the 1989 release of Everybody Counts by the Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) of the National Research Council and the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the "standards movement" in K-12 education was launched. Since that time, the MSEB and the NCTM have remained committed to deepening the public debate, discourse, and understanding of the principles and implications of standards-based reform. One of the main tenets in the NCTM Standards is commitment to providing high-quality mathematical experiences to all students. Another feature of the Standards is emphasis on development of specific mathematical topics across the grades. In particular, the Standards emphasize the importance of algebraic thinking as an essential strand in the elementary school curriculum. Issues related to school algebra are pivotal in many ways. Traditionally, algebra in high school or earlier has been considered a gatekeeper, critical to participation in postsecondary education, especially for minority students. Yet, as traditionally taught, first-year algebra courses have been characterized as an unmitigated disaster for most students. There have been many shifts in the algebra curriculum in schools within recent years. Some of these have been successful first steps in increasing enrollment in algebra and in broadening the scope of the algebra curriculum. Others have compounded existing problems. Algebra is not yet conceived of as a K-14 subject. Issues of opportunity and equity persist. Because there is no one answer to the dilemma of how to deal with algebra, making progress requires sustained dialogue, experimentation, reflection, and communication of ideas and practices at both the local and national levels. As an initial step in moving from national-level dialogue and speculations to concerted local and state level work on the role of algebra in the curriculum, the MSEB and the NCTM co-sponsored a national symposium, "The Nature and Role of Algebra in the K-14 Curriculum," on May 27 and 28, 1997, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Category: Political science
Author: Jagjit Singh
Publisher: Courier Corporation
An explanation of the development and structure of the modern mathematics used in contemporary science
An International Journal of Mathematics Education
Draft : Presented at the Show-Me Middle School Mathematics Teacher Preparation Conference, Branson, Missouri, May 19-21, 2000
the elusive El Dorado
Author: International Study Group on Applications in Mathematics,International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement,ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education,National Institute of Education (U.S.)
Quantitative Literacy for Tomorrow's America
Author: Lynn Arthur Steen
Publisher: College Board
Discusses the kind of quantitative skills students will need to reason and solve problems in the computer age
Perception, Image, and Manipulation in Visual Communication
Author: Ann Marie Barry
Publisher: SUNY Press
Cuts across perceptual psychology, art, television, film, literature, advertising, and political communication to give the reader critical insight into the holistic logic and emotional power of the images that dominate our lives.
Author: Dr. Mehran Basti
For Dr. Basti, the explanation is straightforward though not simple: "Just as cells have dna, so mathematics has DNA in its structure." After years of research, he decided that his work had to contain a strong philosophical justification in order to stand the test of time. Part memoir and part manifesto, DNA of Mathematics introduces Mehran Basti's readers to both the research he has dedicated his career to and his personal background and beliefs which significantly impact his scientific work.
Category: Natural history
Gender, Power, and the Word
Author: Linda Longmire,Lisa Merrill,Hofstra University
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Explores the relationships among gender, language, and power.