The Beauty of Everyday Mathematics

Author: Norbert Herrmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642221041
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Imagine that you’ve finally found a parking space after a long and harrowing search, but are now encountering some difficulty in trying to enter this space. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew a formula that allowed you to enter the space without difficulty? Are you annoyed because your soda can doesn’t remain upright during a picnic? Would you like to know why a mirror swaps right and left, but not top and bottom? Are you looking for a mathematical speech to toast your mother-in-law’s 85th birthday? Or do you want to give your heart away mathematically? Dr. Norbert Herrmann provides amusing and entertaining solutions to these and many other problems that we encounter in everyday situations. “A book for teachers, students of mathematics, and anybody who likes unusual and amusing calculations.”

How Not to Be Wrong

Author: Jordan Ellenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163842
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, 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 chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

That s Maths

Author: Peter Lynch
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717169561
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From atom bombs to rebounding slinkies, open your eyes to the mathematical magic in the everyday. Mathematics isn’t just for academics and scientists, a fact meteorologist and blogger Peter Lynch has spent the past several years proving through his Irish Times newspaper column and blog, That’s Maths. Here, he shows how maths is all around us, with chapters on the beautiful equations behind designing a good concert venue, predicting the stock market and modelling the atom bomb, as well as playful meditations on everything from coin-stacking to cartography. If you left school thinking maths was boring, think again!

Everyday Maths Teacher Edition Lesson Guide 1 Grade 1

Author: Jean F. Bell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780076035922
Format: PDF, ePub
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The core of the Everyday Mathematics program, for Grades 1-6, the Teacher's Lesson Guide provides teachers with easy-to-follow lessons organized by instructional unit, as well as built-in mathematical content support. Lessons include planning and assessment tips as well as multilevel differentiation strategies to support all learners.

The Beauty of Doing Mathematics

Author: Serge Lang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461211026
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If someone told you that mathematics is quite beautiful, you might be surprised. But you should know that some people do mathematics all their lives, and create mathematics, just as a composer creates music. Usually, every time a mathematician solves a problem, this gives rise to many oth ers, new and just as beautiful as the one which was solved. Of course, often these problems are quite difficult, and as in other disciplines can be understood only by those who have studied the subject with some depth, and know the subject well. In 1981, Jean Brette, who is responsible for the Mathematics Section of the Palais de la Decouverte (Science Museum) in Paris, invited me to give a conference at the Palais. I had never given such a conference before, to a non-mathematical public. Here was a challenge: could I communicate to such a Saturday afternoon audience what it means to do mathematics, and why one does mathematics? By "mathematics" I mean pure mathematics. This doesn't mean that pure math is better than other types of math, but I and a number of others do pure mathematics, and it's about them that I am now concerned. Math has a bad reputation, stemming from the most elementary levels. The word is in fact used in many different contexts. First, I had to explain briefly these possible contexts, and the one with which I wanted to deal.

Everyday Math For Dummies

Author: Charles Seiter
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9781568842486
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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After you graduated from high school, college, or even graduate school you might have vowed never to deal with math again, right? But everyday, you’re faced with some form of math, from balancing your checkbook to tipping your server at a restaurant. Well, there’s no reason to be intimidated when it comes to math, and this book will show you why. Everyday Math for Dummies is intended to be a quick, enjoyable adult-oriented course in the aspects of math you need all the time. Whether you’re looking for a refresher on math skills you might have forgotten or want to obtain math skills you never fully understood, Everyday Math For Dummies can help you discover the answers to all kinds of problems. Everyday Math For Dummies helps build your skills so that you can better deal with all sorts of stressful math situations, from refinancing your house to evaluating business news and understanding sports statistics. There’s even a fun chapter on puzzles! With this book as your guide, you’ll be able to: Finally make sense of your checkbook Master the simplest tipping rules in the world Calculate compound interest like an investment pro Understand the math of refinancing and debt management Decipher the fine print in a credit card agreement Figure percentages easily with a calculator, on paper, or in your head Get a handle on all that stuff from high school—algebra, geometry, and trig Everyday Math For Dummies can help you take charge of your life. Complete with a tear-out cheat sheet for you to keep handy for when the kids need help with their homework or you need help completing your tax return, this book makes math easy.

Everyday Mathematics for Parents

Author: The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022626551X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Everyday Mathematics (EM) program was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and is now used in more than 185,000 classrooms by almost three million students. Its research-based learning delivers the kinds of results that all school districts aspire to. Yet despite that tremendous success, EMoften leaves parents perplexed. Learning is accomplished not through rote memorization, but by actually engaging in real-life math tasks. The curriculum isn’t linear, but rather spirals back and forth, weaving concepts in and out of lessons that build overall understanding and long-term retention. It’s no wonder that many parents have difficulty navigating this innovative mathematical and pedagogic terrain. Now help is here. Inspired by UCSMP’s firsthand experiences with parents and teachers, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will equip parents with an understanding of EM and enable them to help their children with homework—the heart of the great parental adventure of ensuring that children become mathematically proficient. Featuring accessible explanations of the research-based philosophy and design of the program, and insights into the strengths of EM, this little book provides the big-picture information that parents need. Clear descriptions of how and why this approach is different are paired with illustrative tables that underscore the unique attributes of EM. Detailed guidance for assisting students with homework includes explanations of the key EM concepts that underlie each assignment. Resources for helping students practice math more at home also provide an understanding of the long-term utility of EM. Easy to use, yet jam-packed with knowledge and helpful tips, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will become a pocket mentor to parents and teachers new to EM who are ready to step up and help children succeed. With this book in hand, you’ll finally understand that while this may not be the way that you learned math, it’s actually much better.