Math Trek

Adventures in the Math Zone


Author: Ivars Peterson,Nancy Henderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470624692

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Math Trek 2

A Mathematical Space Odyssey


Author: Ivars Peterson,Nancy Henderson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471315711

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1975

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!

Moebius Noodles

Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd


Author: Yelena McManaman,Maria Droujkova

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977693955

Category: Mathematics

Page: 88

View: 4370

"How do you want your child to feel about math? Confident, curious and deeply connected? Then Moebius Noodles is for you. It offers advanced math activities to fit your child's personality, interests, and needs. Can you enjoy playful math with your child? Yes! The book shows you how to go beyond your own math limits and anxieties to do so. It opens the door to a supportive online community that will answer your questions and give you ideas along the way. Learn how you can create an immersive rich math environment for your baby. Find out ways to help your toddler discover deep math in everyday experiences. Play games that will develop your child's sense of happy familiarity with mathematics. A five-year-old once asked us, "Who makes math?" and jumped for joy at the answer, "You!" Moebius Noodles helps you take small, immediate steps toward the sense of mathematical power. You and your child can make math your own. Together, make your own math!"--Publisher's website.

The Physics of Star Trek


Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465008631

Category: Science

Page: 280

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What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

The Star Trek Top Ten Book

With Borg Math Made Easy


Author: Brian C. Baker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456861643

Category: Humor

Page: 270

View: 7729

TOP TEN REASONS TO BUY THIS BOOK 10. It gives Tom Paris his just desserts. 9. Chicks dig a Star Trek geek who can recite this book from memory. 8. It's required reading at the [Starfleet] Academy. 7. What it lacks in Star Wars and South Park references, it makes up for in references to Jeopardy and Jerry Springer. 6. Like a collector's plate, this book is bound to go up in value for unknown reasons. 5. Buying this book would be better than buying it as a book on CD read by Ben Stein. 4. Four out of five Vulcans agree it's the logical thing to do. 3. Just to validate what the critics say about us. That we have way too much time on our hands. 2. Wouldn't this copy look finer when autographed by Jeri Ryan? 1. There may not be another one of these written.

Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers

And the Return of Dr Matrix


Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780883855218

Category: Mathematics

Page: 319

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Here is another collection drawn from Martin Gardner's 'Mathematical Games' column in Scientific American. Each chapter explores a different theme, for example fractals, surreal numbers, the sculptures of Berrocal, tiling the plane, Ramsey theory and code breaking, all combining to create a rich diet of recreational mathematics. Most chapters can be readily understood by the uninitiated: at each turn there are challenges for the reader and a wealth of references for further reading. Gardner's clarity of style and ability systematically to simplify the complex make this an excellent vehicle in which to start or continue an interest in recreational mathematics.

A Day's Adventure in Math Wonderland


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

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812814760

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 6356

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.

Differentiating Math Instruction, K-8

Common Core Mathematics in the 21st Century Classroom


Author: William N. Bender

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483343871

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 3198

Real-time strategies for real-life results! Are you struggling to balance your students’ learning needs with their learning styles? William Bender’s new edition of this teacher favorite is like no other. His is the only book that takes differentiated math instruction well into the twenty-first century, successfully blending the best of what technology has to offer with guidelines for meeting the objectives set forth by the Common Core. Every innovation in math instruction is addressed: Flipping math instruction Project-based learning Using Khan Academy in the classroom Educational gaming Teaching for deeper conceptual understanding

Mathematical Treks

From Surreal Numbers to Magic Circles


Author: Ivars Peterson

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855379

Category: Mathematics

Page: 170

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Collected articles on mathematics from the popular Math treks column; extra web support available.

Beyond Infinity

An expedition to the outer limits of the mathematical universe


Author: Eugenia Cheng

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782830812

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

View: 6602

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two types of infinity the same? Are they larger or smaller than each other? Can we even talk about 'larger' and 'smaller' when we talk about infinity? In Beyond Infinity, international maths sensation Eugenia Cheng reveals the inner workings of infinity. What happens when a new guest arrives at your infinite hotel - but you already have an infinite number of guests? How does infinity give Zeno's tortoise the edge in a paradoxical foot-race with Achilles? And can we really make an infinite number of cookies from a finite amount of cookie dough? Wielding an armoury of inventive, intuitive metaphor, Cheng draws beginners and enthusiasts alike into the heart of this mysterious, powerful concept to reveal fundamental truths about mathematics, all the way from the infinitely large down to the infinitely small.

Reading, Writing, and Proving

A Closer Look at Mathematics


Author: Ulrich Daepp,Pamela Gorkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441994793

Category: Mathematics

Page: 378

View: 3331

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


Author: Deborah V. Mink

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425802493

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7199

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.



Author: Peter Y. Wong,Barbara M. Brizuela,Boston Museum of Science,Lori A. Weiss

Publisher: Walch Education

ISBN: 9780825164163

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 3524

Explore and apply important mathematics concepts in the context of engineering design and adventure! Uses hands-on math to solve problems in exciting real-world settings. Guides students through simulations of being stranded on an island in the South Pacific. Gives students the opportunity to conduct mathematics investigations and use the engineering design process to solve problems they encounter along the way. Addresses NCTM standards and ITEA standards for technological literacy. :: Explore and apply important mathematics concepts in the context of engineering design and adventure!

Five golden rules

great theories of 20th-century mathematics and why they matter


Author: J. L. Casti

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Mathematics

Page: 235

View: 5165

Praise for Five Golden Rules "Casti is one of the great science writers of the 1990s. . . . If you'd like to have fun while giving your brain a first-class workout, then check this book out."-Keay Davidson in the San Francisco Examiner. "Five Golden Rules is caviar for the inquiring reader. . . . There is joy here in watching the unfolding of these intricate and beautiful techniques. Casti's gift is to be able to let the nonmathematical reader share in his understanding of the beauty of a good theory." -Christian Science Monitor. "Merely knowing about the existence of some of these golden rules may spark new, interesting-maybe revolutionary-ideas in your mind." -Robert Matthews in New Scientist (United Kingdom). "This book has meat! It is solid fare, food for thought. Five Golden Rules makes math less forbidding and much more interesting." -Ben Bova in the Hartford Courant "With this groundbreaking work, John Casti shows himself to be a great mathematics writer. Five Golden Rules is a feast of rare new delights all made perfectly comprehensible." -Rudy Rucker, author of The Fourth Dimension. "With the lucid informality for which he has become known, John Casti has written an engaging and articulate examination of five great mathematical theorems and their myriad applications." -John Allen Paulos, author of A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper.

Amazon Mission


Author: J. Weston Walch Publisher

Publisher: Walch Education

ISBN: 9780825164170

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 7857

Explore and apply important mathematics concepts in the context of engineering design and adventure! Uses hands-on math to solve problems in exciting real-world settings. Guides students through simulations of navigating an Amazon mission. Gives students the opportunity to conduct mathematics investigations and use the engineering design process to solve problems they encounter along the way. Addresses NCTM standards and ITEA standards for technological literacy. :: Explore and apply important mathematics concepts in the context of engineering design and adventure! (includes poster and DVD)

Wizards, Aliens, and Starships

Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction


Author: Charles L. Adler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400848369

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 4587

From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas--for instance, could Mr. Weasley's flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might actually happen, and which ones wouldn’t work at all? Wizards, Aliens, and Starships delves into the most extraordinary details in science fiction and fantasy--such as time warps, shape changing, rocket launches, and illumination by floating candle--and shows readers the physics and math behind the phenomena. With simple mathematical models, and in most cases using no more than high school algebra, Charles Adler ranges across a plethora of remarkable imaginings, from the works of Ursula K. Le Guin to Star Trek and Avatar, to explore what might become reality. Adler explains why fantasy in the Harry Potter and Dresden Files novels cannot adhere strictly to scientific laws, and when magic might make scientific sense in the muggle world. He examines space travel and wonders why it isn’t cheaper and more common today. Adler also discusses exoplanets and how the search for alien life has shifted from radio communications to space-based telescopes. He concludes by investigating the future survival of humanity and other intelligent races. Throughout, he cites an abundance of science fiction and fantasy authors, and includes concise descriptions of stories as well as an appendix on Newton's laws of motion. Wizards, Aliens, and Starships will speak to anyone wanting to know about the correct--and incorrect--science of science fiction and fantasy.