Thinking Mathematically

Author: J. Mason,L. Burton,K. Stacey

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 027372892X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

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Thinking Mathematically is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their powers to think mathematically, whether at school, at university or just out of interest. This book is invaluable for anyone who wishes to promote mathematical thinking in others or for anyone who has always wondered what lies at the core of mathematics. Thinking Mathematically reveals the processes at the heart of mathematics and demonstrates how to encourage and develop them. Extremely practical, it involves the reader in questions so that subsequent discussions speak to immediate experience.

Thinking Mathematically

Author: Robert F. Blitzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134683713

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1056

View: 4542

For courses in Liberal Arts Mathematics. Show students their world is profoundly mathematical, meaningful, and fun Students often struggle to find the relevance of math in their everyday lives. In Thinking Mathematically, 7th Edition, Bob Blitzer's distinctive and relatable voice engages students in the world of math through compelling, real-world applications -- student-loan debt, time breakdown for an average NFL broadcast, and many more. Understanding that most students in this course are not math majors (and are unlikely to take another math class), Blitzer uses current data compiled from hundreds of books, magazines, and online sources to show students how truly meaningful and fun math can be. Also available with MyLab Math MyLab(tm) Math is the teaching and learning platform that empowers instructors to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Math does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Math, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Math, search for: 013470830X / 9780134708300 Thinking Mathematically Plus MyLab Math - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134683714 / 9780134683713 Thinking Mathematically, 7/e 0134705092 / 9780134705095 MyLab Math with Pearson eText - Access Card - for Thinking Mathematically, 7/e

Thinking Mathematically

Integrating Arithmetic and Algebra in Elementary School

Author: Thomas P. Carpenter,Megan Loef Franke,Linda Levi

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005652

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 5689

In this book the authors reveal how children's developing knowledge of the powerful unifying ideas of mathematics can deepen their understanding of arithmetic

Thinking Mathematically, Books a la Carte Edition

Author: Robert Blitzer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780321914880

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1040

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This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value-this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. In Thinking Mathematically, Sixth Edition, Bob Blitzer's distinctive and relatable voice motivates students from diverse backgrounds and majors, engaging them in the math through compelling, real-world applications. Understanding that most students in a liberal arts math course are not math majors, and are unlikely to take another math class, Blitzer has provided tools in every chapter to help them master the material with confidence, while also showing them the beauty and fun of math. The variety of topics and flexibility of sequence make this text appropriate for a one- or two-term course in liberal arts mathematics or general education mathematics.

How Humans Learn to Think Mathematically

Exploring the Three Worlds of Mathematics

Author: David Tall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107035708

Category: Education

Page: 457

View: 5243

How Humans Learn to Think Mathematically describes the development of mathematical thinking from the young child to the sophisticated adult. Professor David Tall reveals the reasons why mathematical concepts that make sense in one context may become problematic in another. For example, a child's experience of whole number arithmetic successively affects subsequent understanding of fractions, negative numbers, algebra, and the introduction of definitions and proof. Tall's explanations for these developments are accessible to a general audience while encouraging specialists to relate their areas of expertise to the full range of mathematical thinking. The book offers a comprehensive framework for understanding mathematical growth, from practical beginnings through theoretical developments, to the continuing evolution of mathematical thinking at the highest level.

Student's Solutions Manual for Thinking Mathematically

Author: Robert F. Blitzer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780321867339

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 8789

This manual contains completely worked-out solutions for all the odd-numbered exercises and all Check Points in the text.

How Not to be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Author: Jordan Ellenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 3062

"Using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman, minus the jargon ... Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need"--

Thinking Mathematically

Pearson New International Edition

Author: Robert Blitzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292022390

Category: Mathematics

Page: 912

View: 7428

Blitzer continues to raise the bar with his engaging applications developed to motivate students from diverse majors and backgrounds. Thinking Mathematically, Fifth Edition, draws from the author's unique background in art, psychology, and math to present math in the context of real-world applications. Students in this course are not math majors, and they may never take a subsequent math course, so they are often nervous about taking the class. Blitzer understands those students' needs and provides helpful tools in every chapter to help them master the material. Voice balloons appear right when students need them, showing what an instructor would say when leading a student through the problem. Study tips, chapter review grids, Chapter Tests, and abundant exercises provide ample review and practice.

Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning

Author: Ulises Xolocotzin

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128024895

Category: Psychology

Page: 474

View: 1756

Emotions play a critical role in mathematical cognition and learning. Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning offers a multidisciplinary approach to the role of emotions in numerical cognition, mathematics education, learning sciences, and affective sciences. It addresses ways in which emotions relate to cognitive processes involved in learning and doing mathematics, including processing of numerical and physical magnitudes (e.g. time and space), performance in arithmetic and algebra, problem solving and reasoning attitudes, learning technologies, and mathematics achievement. Additionally, it covers social and affective issues such as identity and attitudes toward mathematics. Covers methodologies in studying emotion in mathematical knowledge Reflects the diverse and innovative nature of the methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks proposed by current investigations of emotions and mathematical cognition Includes perspectives from cognitive experimental psychology, neuroscience, and from sociocultural, semiotic, and discursive approaches Explores the role of anxiety in mathematical learning Synthesizes unifies the work of multiple sub-disciplines in one place

Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically

Author: Laney Sammons

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416625607

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 1145

This book covers the basics of effective mathematical communication and offers specific strategies for teaching students how to speak and write about math.

How to Think Like a Mathematician

A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics

Author: Kevin Houston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139477055

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Looking for a head start in your undergraduate degree in mathematics? Maybe you've already started your degree and feel bewildered by the subject you previously loved? Don't panic! This friendly companion will ease your transition to real mathematical thinking. Working through the book you will develop an arsenal of techniques to help you unlock the meaning of definitions, theorems and proofs, solve problems, and write mathematics effectively. All the major methods of proof - direct method, cases, induction, contradiction and contrapositive - are featured. Concrete examples are used throughout, and you'll get plenty of practice on topics common to many courses such as divisors, Euclidean algorithms, modular arithmetic, equivalence relations, and injectivity and surjectivity of functions. The material has been tested by real students over many years so all the essentials are covered. With over 300 exercises to help you test your progress, you'll soon learn how to think like a mathematician.

The Nature of Mathematical Thinking

Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Talia Ben-Zeev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136487506

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 4384

Why do some children seem to learn mathematics easily and others slave away at it, learning it only with great effort and apparent pain? Why are some people good at algebra but terrible at geometry? How can people who successfully run a business as adults have been failures at math in school? How come some professional mathematicians suffer terribly when trying to balance a checkbook? And why do school children in the United States perform so dismally in international comparisons? These are the kinds of real questions the editors set out to answer, or at least address, in editing this book on mathematical thinking. Their goal was to seek a diversity of contributors representing multiple viewpoints whose expertise might converge on the answers to these and other pressing and interesting questions regarding this subject. The chapter authors were asked to focus on their own approach to mathematical thinking, but also to address a common core of issues such as the nature of mathematical thinking, how it is similar to and different from other kinds of thinking, what makes some people or some groups better than others in this subject area, and how mathematical thinking can be assessed and taught. Their work is directed to a diverse audience -- psychologists interested in the nature of mathematical thinking and abilities, computer scientists who want to simulate mathematical thinking, educators involved in teaching and testing mathematical thinking, philosophers who need to understand the qualitative aspects of logical thinking, anthropologists and others interested in how and why mathematical thinking seems to differ in quality across cultures, and laypeople and others who have to think mathematically and want to understand how they are going to accomplish that feat.

Thinking Mathematically

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497040744

Category: Education

Page: 77

View: 3789

Facts101 is your complete guide to Thinking Mathematically. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Mathematical Thinking and Communication

Access for English Learners

Author: Mark Driscoll,Johannah Nikula,Jill Neumayer Depiper

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325074771

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6060

Language is deeply involved in learning mathematics as students both communicate and think about mathematical ideas. Because of this, teachers of English learners have particular challenges to overcome. Mathematical Thinking and Communication addresses perhaps the most significant challenge: providing access to mathematics for these students. For all students-and English learners in particular-access means finding effective, authentic ways to make language clear and thinking visible so they can reason more, speak more, and write more in mathematics. Based on extensive research and collaboration with teachers, coaches, and schools, Mark Driscoll, Johannah Nikula, and Jill Neumayer DePiper outline four principles for designing instruction that creates this kind of access: challenging tasks, multimodal representations, development of mathematical communication, and repeated structured practice. Starting from the perspective that English learners are capable of mathematical thinking (even as they are learning to express their ideas verbally), the authors highlight techniques for using gestures, drawings, models, manipulatives, and technology as tools for reasoning and communication. By embedding these visual representations into instruction-and encouraging their regular use-teachers support engagement in problem solving, facilitate mathematical dialogue, and notice evidence of students' thinking that propels them to create more engaging and equitable instruction. Enhanced by an extensive online collection of companion professional development resources, this book highlights classroom-ready strategies and routines for fostering mathematics success in all students and helping them recognize their potential.

The Math Gene

How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip

Author: Keith Devlin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786725087

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 5075

Why is math so hard? And why, despite this difficulty, are some people so good at it? If there's some inborn capacity for mathematical thinking—which there must be, otherwise no one could do it —why can't we all do it well? Keith Devlin has answers to all these difficult questions, and in giving them shows us how mathematical ability evolved, why it's a part of language ability, and how we can make better use of this innate talent.He also offers a breathtakingly new theory of language development—that language evolved in two stages, and its main purpose was not communication—to show that the ability to think mathematically arose out of the same symbol-manipulating ability that was so crucial to the emergence of true language. Why, then, can't we do math as well as we can speak? The answer, says Devlin, is that we can and do—we just don't recognize when we're using mathematical reasoning.

Growing Mathematical Minds

Conversations between Developmental Psychologists and Early Childhood Teachers

Author: Jennifer S. McCray,Jie-Qi Chen,Janet Eisenband-Sorkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131729517X

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 5115

Growing Mathematical Minds is the documentation of an innovative, bi-directional process of connecting research and practice in early childhood mathematics. The book translates research on early mathematics from developmental psychology into terms that are meaningful to teachers and readily applicable in early childhood classrooms. It documents teacher responses, and conveys their thoughts and questions back to representative researchers, who reply in turn. In so doing, this highly useful book creates a conversation, in which researchers and teachers each bring their expertise to bear; their communication about these topics—informed by the thinking, commitment, and experience of both groups—helps us better understand how developmental psychology can improve math teaching, and how math teaching can, in turn, inform developmental science. The book bridges the gap between research and practice, helping teachers to adopt evidence-based practices and apply cutting-edge research findings, and prompting developmental researchers to consider their work within the framework of practice. Growing Mathematical Minds identifies and elucidates research with profound implications for teaching children from three to eight years so they develop foundational math knowledge and skills, positive attitudes toward math, and basic abilities to think mathematically.

Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

Author: Keith J. Devlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615653631

Category: Mathematics

Page: 92

View: 7638

In the twenty-first century, everyone can benefit from being able to think mathematically. This is not the same as "doing math." The latter usually involves the application of formulas, procedures, and symbolic manipulations; mathematical thinking is a powerful way of thinking about things in the world -- logically, analytically, quantitatively, and with precision. It is not a natural way of thinking, but it can be learned.Mathematicians, scientists, and engineers need to "do math," and it takes many years of college-level education to learn all that is required. Mathematical thinking is valuable to everyone, and can be mastered in about six weeks by anyone who has completed high school mathematics. Mathematical thinking does not have to be about mathematics at all, but parts of mathematics provide the ideal target domain to learn how to think that way, and that is the approach taken by this short but valuable book.The book is written primarily for first and second year students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at colleges and universities, and for high school students intending to study a STEM subject at university. Many students encounter difficulty going from high school math to college-level mathematics. Even if they did well at math in school, most are knocked off course for a while by the shift in emphasis, from the K-12 focus on mastering procedures to the "mathematical thinking" characteristic of much university mathematics. Though the majority survive the transition, many do not. To help them make the shift, colleges and universities often have a "transition course." This book could serve as a textbook or a supplementary source for such a course.Because of the widespread applicability of mathematical thinking, however, the book has been kept short and written in an engaging style, to make it accessible to anyone who seeks to extend and improve their analytic thinking skills. Going beyond a basic grasp of analytic thinking that everyone can benefit from, the STEM student who truly masters mathematical thinking will find that college-level mathematics goes from being confusing, frustrating, and at times seemingly impossible, to making sense and being hard but doable.Dr. Keith Devlin is a professional mathematician at Stanford University and the author of 31 previous books and over 80 research papers. His books have earned him many awards, including the Pythagoras Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award. He is known to millions of NPR listeners as "the Math Guy" on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. He writes a popular monthly blog "Devlin's Angle" for the Mathematical Association of America, another blog under the name "profkeithdevlin", and also blogs on various topics for the Huffington Post.


Seeing and Thinking Mathematically

Author: McGraw-Hill

Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780762205219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 344

View: 4166

This unique comprehensive curriculum encourages students to learn mathematics by doing mathematics, by using and connecting mathematical ideas, and by actively increasing their understanding. MathScape: Seeing and Thinking Mathematically was developed by Education Development Center, Inc. with funding from the National Science Foundation. It is one of four middle school mathematics programs to receive a satisfactory rating from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).