Math Trek

Adventures in the Math Zone

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Author: Ivars Peterson,Nancy Henderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470624692

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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There s a new amusement park in town. Come on in and find out allthe exciting ways you can have fun with math in everyday life.Wander through the fractal forest, take a ride on the M?obius-striproller coaster, and get dizzy learning about how math makes theTilt-A-Whirl possible. The more activities you try, the more you lllearn how cool it can be to see the world through the eyes of amathematician. Once you ve sampled some of the interesting and unique projects inMath Trek, from untangling unknots to winning games with weird diceto figuring out secret codes, you ll see that every trip to theMathZone is an exciting adventure!

Math Trek 2

A Mathematical Space Odyssey

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Author: Ivars Peterson,Nancy Henderson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471315711

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Take a wild and Wonderful Voyage Through the Universe of Mathematics! Just imagine how much fun it would be to explore the fourth dimension! Play baseball on an asteroid! Ride an alien bike with square wheels! Let Math Trek 2 take you on an intergalactic excursion as you master dizzying mathematical concepts on your home planet of Earth! While playing games and solving puzzles, you can explore mind-boggling mental mysteries and investigate hidden patterns in the universe. From strange number sequences and bizarre buckyballs to random walks, you’ll be amazed at the mathematical concepts you’ll soon comprehend. So let Math Trek 2 take you on a fantastic space odyssey where you can look for a pi in the sky, get stuck in galactic gridlock, and sail away to the planet of the shapes!

A Day's Adventure in Math Wonderland

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Author: J. Akiyama,Mari-Jo P. Ruiz

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812814760

Category: Education

Page: 233

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Math Wonderland is a museum of interactive mathematical models in Hokkaido, Japan, founded by one of the authors, Jin Akiyama, in 2003. The models in Wonderland, many of which have been exhibited all over Japan and in cities around the world, are meant to help children and young adults discover and experience the wonders of mathematics.This book is centered around the experiences of three fictional middle-school students during a visit to Wonderland. They spend a day in Wonderland, handling the interactive models and participating in the activities offered there. At the end of the day, they leave with a genuine appreciation of mathematics gained from witnessing its beauty, applicability and inevitability.The book is an important contribution to the genre because it presents mathematics and models that have never before appeared in books in the same category: reversible solids, plane tiling with developments of tetrahedrons, and double-packable solids, which are derived from the authors' own research papers published in mathematics journals. It is designed to entertain, inform and even teach some mathematics. Although it is targeted at young adults, parents and teachers may learn something from the book as well.

Reading, Writing, and Proving

A Closer Look at Mathematics

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Author: Ulrich Daepp,Pamela Gorkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441994793

Category: Mathematics

Page: 378

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This book, which is based on Pólya's method of problem solving, aids students in their transition from calculus (or precalculus) to higher-level mathematics. The book begins by providing a great deal of guidance on how to approach definitions, examples, and theorems in mathematics and ends with suggested projects for independent study. Students will follow Pólya's four step approach: analyzing the problem, devising a plan to solve the problem, carrying out that plan, and then determining the implication of the result. In addition to the Pólya approach to proofs, this book places special emphasis on reading proofs carefully and writing them well. The authors have included a wide variety of problems, examples, illustrations and exercises, some with hints and solutions, designed specifically to improve the student's ability to read and write proofs. Historical connections are made throughout the text, and students are encouraged to use the rather extensive bibliography to begin making connections of their own. While standard texts in this area prepare students for future courses in algebra, this book also includes chapters on sequences, convergence, and metric spaces for those wanting to bridge the gap between the standard course in calculus and one in analysis.

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

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Author: Deborah V. Mink

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425802493

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Enhance mathematics instruction and build students' understanding of mathematical concepts with this exceptional resource notebook. Choose from a wide range of easy-to-implement strategies that enhance mathematical content. Topics include developing students' mathematical vocabulary and problem-solving abilities, assessing students' mathematics thinking, and using manipulatives. Highlights include tips on planning instruction and managing the mathematics classroom, plus differentiation strategies for each lesson. Includes Teacher Resource CD with reproducibles including rubrics and assessment materials. This resource is correlated to the Common Core and other state standards, is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and supports core concepts of STEM instruction.

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

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Author: Virginia Wise Berninger,Todd L. Richards

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780120928712

Category: Education

Page: 373

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Although educators are expected to bring about functional changes in the brain--the organ of human learning--they are given no formal training in the structure, function or development of the brain in formal or atypically developing children as part of their education. This book is organized around three conceptual themes: First, the interplay between nature (genetics) and nurture (experience and environment) is emphasized. Second, the functional systems of the brain are explained in terms of how they lead to reading, writing and mathematics and the design of instruction. Thirdly, research is presented, not as a finished product, but as a step forward within the field of educational neuropsychology. The book differs from neuropsychology and neuroscience books in that it is aimed at practitioners, focuses on high incidence neuropsychological conditions seen in the classroom, and is the only book that integrates both brain research with the practice of effective literacy, and mathematics instruction of the general and special education school-aged populations.

THE Journal

Technological Horizons in Education

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: N.A

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War and Peace and War

The Rise and Fall of Empires

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Author: Peter Turchin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101126912

Category: History

Page: 416

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Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Peter Turchin in War and Peace and War uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society’s capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history.

Milliken's Complete Book of Homework Reproducibles - Grade 3

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company

ISBN: 0787783579

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This activity book of over 110 ready-to-use, reproducible pencil-to-paper worksheets is ideal for enrichment or for use as reinforcement. Perfect for use at school or as homework, it features basic core subject areas including language arts, math, science, and social studies.

The Elementary Math Teacher's Book of Lists

With Ready-to-Use Patterns and Worksheets

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Author: Sonia M. Helton,Stephen J. Micklo

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780876282892

Category: Education

Page: 398

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This is a unique information source and timesaver packed with 155 ready-to-use lists, content and materials covering the entire K-6 math curriculum. All of the lists, patterns, and worksheets are printed in a big, spiral-bound format ready to be photocopied as many times as needed and organized into 14 convenient sections, including: Standards and Methodologies, Beginning Mathematics, Geometry, Numeration & Counting, Basic Operations, Number Theory, Fractions, Decimals, Measurement, Probability & Statistics, Pre-Algebra, Problem Solving, Technology and Ten Reproducible Patterns.

Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

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Author: Kristi L. Santi,Deborah K. Reed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319147358

Category: Education

Page: 197

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This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment. Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book. This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.

Statistical Analysis of Designed Experiments

Theory and Applications

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Author: Ajit C. Tamhane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118491432

Category: Science

Page: 720

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A indispensable guide to understanding and designing modern experiments The tools and techniques of Design of Experiments (DOE) allow researchers to successfully collect, analyze, and interpret data across a wide array of disciplines. Statistical Analysis of Designed Experiments provides a modern and balanced treatment of DOE methodology with thorough coverage of the underlying theory and standard designs of experiments, guiding the reader through applications to research in various fields such as engineering, medicine, business, and the social sciences. The book supplies a foundation for the subject, beginning with basic concepts of DOE and a review of elementary normal theory statistical methods. Subsequent chapters present a uniform, model-based approach to DOE. Each design is presented in a comprehensive format and is accompanied by a motivating example, discussion of the applicability of the design, and a model for its analysis using statistical methods such as graphical plots, analysis of variance (ANOVA), confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Numerous theoretical and applied exercises are provided in each chapter, and answers to selected exercises are included at the end of the book. An appendix features three case studies that illustrate the challenges often encountered in real-world experiments, such as randomization, unbalanced data, and outliers. Minitab® software is used to perform analyses throughout the book, and an accompanying FTP site houses additional exercises and data sets. With its breadth of real-world examples and accessible treatment of both theory and applications, Statistical Analysis of Designed Experiments is a valuable book for experimental design courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an indispensable reference for practicing statisticians, engineers, and scientists who would like to further their knowledge of DOE.