Circles

A Mathematical View

Author: Dan Pedoe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780883855188

Category: Mathematics

Page: 102

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Illuminates the fundamental aspects of geometry where the circle plays an important role.

Mathematical Cranks

Author: Underwood Dudley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780883855072

Category: Mathematics

Page: 372

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A delightful collection of articles about people who claim they have achieved the mathematically impossible (squaring the circle, duplicating the cube); people who think they have done something they have not (proving Fermat's Last Theorem); people who pray in matrices; people who find the American Revolution ruled by the number 57; people who have in common eccentric mathematical views, some mild (thinking we should count by 12s instead of 10s), some bizarre (thinking that second-order differential equations will solve all problems of economics, politics and philosophy). This is a truly unique book. It is written with wit and style and is a part of folk mathematics.

777 Mathematical Conversation Starters

Author: John de Pillis

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855409

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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Illustrated book showing that there are few degrees of separation between mathematics and topics that provoke interesting conversations.

Spectrum Geometry

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 148382439X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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With the help of Spectrum Geometry for grades 6 to 8, children develop problem-solving math skills they can build on. This standards-based workbook focuses on middle school geometry concepts like points, lines, rays, angles, triangles, polygons, circles, perimeter, area, and more. Middle school is known for its challenges—let Spectrum ease some stress. Developed by education experts, the Spectrum Middle School Math series strengthens the important home-to-school connection and prepares children for math success. Filled with easy instructions and rigorous practice, Spectrum Geometry helps children soar in a standards-based classroom!

Spectrum Math Workbook, Grade 4

Author: Spectrum

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483808726

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Spectrum Math for grade 4 keeps kids at the top of their math game using progressive practice, math in everyday settings, and tests to monitor progress. The math workbook covers multiplication, division, fractions, geometric figures, and preparing for algebra. --A best-selling series for well over 15 years, Spectrum still leads the way because it works. It works for parents who want to give their child a leg up in math. It works for teachers who want their students to meetÑand surpassÑlearning goals. And it works to help children build confidence and advance their skills. No matter what subject or grade, Spectrum provides thorough practice and focused instruction to support student success.

Calculus Gems

Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics

Author: George F. Simmons

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855614

Category: Mathematics

Page: 355

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Calculus Gems, a collection of essays written about mathematicians and mathematics, is a spin-off of two appendices (""Biographical Notes"" and ""Variety of Additional Topics"") found in Simmons' 1985 calculus book. With many additions and some minor adjustments, the material will now be available in a separate softcover volume. The text is suitable as a supplement for a calculus course and/or a history of mathematics course, The overall aim is bound up in the question, ""What is mathematics for?"" and in Simmons' answer, ""To delight the mind and help us understand the world"". The essays are independent of one another, allowing the instructor to pick and choose among them. Part A, ""Brief Lives"", is a biographical history of mathematics from earliest times (Thales, 625-547 BC) through the late 19th century (Weierstrass, 1815-1897) that serves to connect mathematics to the broader intellectual and social history of Western civilization. Part B, ""Memorable Mathematics"", is a collection of interesting topics from number theory, geometry, and science arranged in an order roughly corresponding to the order of most calculus courses. Some of these sections have a few problems for the student to solve. Students can gain perspective on the mathematical experience and learn some mathematics not contained in the usual courses, and instructors can assign student papers and projects based on the essays. The book teaches by example that mathematics is more than computation. Original illustrations of influential mathematicians in history and their inventions accompany the brief biographies and mathematical discussions.

Spectrum Critical Thinking for Math, Grade K

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483839559

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Filled with grade-specific activities for the classroom and real world, Spectrum(R) Critical Thinking for Math for kindergarten provides problem-solving strategies for: -counting -writing -addition -subtraction -measurement -data -geometry This workbook is aligned with current state standards. Spectrum Critical Thinking for Math helps extend classroom learning to real-world scenarios. Packed with problem-solving instructions, math reasoning questions, and word problems, this series challenges children to think critically while building and applying math skills both in and out of the classroom. The testing sections help your child review and retain knowledge, and the answer key provides insight into different problem-solving methods and strategies. From early learning to middle grades, Spectrum supports the educational journey with comprehensive, standards-based practice. Each grade-specific title is designed to enhance and reinforce classroom learning while preparing children for the year ahead, test success, and skill mastery. Whatever your need, Spectrum is with you every step of the way.

Proof and Other Dilemmas

Mathematics and Philosophy

Author: Roger Simons

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855676

Category: Mathematics

Page: 346

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For the majority of the twentieth century, philosophers of mathematics focused their attention on foundational questions. However, in the last quarter of the century they began to return to basics, and two new schools of thought were created: social constructivism and structuralism. The advent of the computer also led to proofs and development of mathematics assisted by computer, and to questions concerning the role of the computer in mathematics. This book of sixteen original essays is the first to explore this range of new developments in the philosophy of mathematics, in a language accessible to mathematicians. Approximately half the essays were written by mathematicians, and consider questions that philosophers have not yet discussed. The other half, written by philosophers of mathematics, summarise the discussion in that community during the last 35 years. A connection is made in each case to issues relevant to the teaching of mathematics.

Proofs and Confirmations

The Story of the Alternating-Sign Matrix Conjecture

Author: David M. Bressoud

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316582752

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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This is an introduction to recent developments in algebraic combinatorics and an illustration of how research in mathematics actually progresses. The author recounts the story of the search for and discovery of a proof of a formula conjectured in the late 1970s: the number of n x n alternating sign matrices, objects that generalize permutation matrices. While apparent that the conjecture must be true, the proof was elusive. Researchers became drawn to this problem, making connections to aspects of invariant theory, to symmetric functions, to hypergeometric and basic hypergeometric series, and, finally, to the six-vertex model of statistical mechanics. All these threads are brought together in Zeilberger's 1996 proof of the original conjecture. The book is accessible to anyone with a knowledge of linear algebra. Students will learn what mathematicians actually do in an interesting and new area of mathematics, and even researchers in combinatorics will find something new here.

Cryptology

Author: Albrecht Beutelspacher

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855041

Category: Computers

Page: 156

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The art & science of secret writing. Provides ideal methods to solve the problems of transmitting information secretly & securely.

Spectrum Data Analysis and Probability

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483824403

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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With the help of Spectrum Data Analysis and Probability for grades 6 to 8, children develop problem-solving math skills they can build on. This standards-based workbook focuses on middle school concepts like operations, ratios, probability, graph interpretation, and more. Middle school is known for its challenges—let Spectrum ease some stress. Developed by education experts, the Spectrum Middle School Math series strengthens the important home-to-school connection and prepares children for math success. Filled with easy instructions and rigorous practice, Spectrum Data Analysis and Probability helps children soar in a standards-based classroom!

Algebra, Grades 5 - 12

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483811042

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Kelley Wingate's Algebra helps students in grades 6-9 master the skills necessary to succeed in algebra. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, practice pages will be leveled in order to target each student's individual needs for support. The activities cover skills such as operations with real numbers, variables and equations, factoring, rational expressions, ratios and proportions, graphing, and radicals. This well-known series, Kelley Wingate, has been updated to align content to the Common Core State Standards. The 128-page books will provide a strong foundation of basic skills and will offer differentiated practice pages to make sure all students are well prepared to succeed in today's Common Core classroom. The books will include Common Core standards matrices, cut-apart flashcard sections, and award certificates. This series is designed to engage and recognize all learners, at school or at home.

Enrichment Math, Grade 6

Author: Spectrum

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 0769659160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Our best-selling Spectrum series adds real-world math practice! Spectrum has now expanded to include Spectrum Enrichment Math, which focuses on real-world applications of math curriculum. Featuring comprehensive instruction and practice with word problems that were developed with the latest standards-based teaching methods, Spectrum Enrichment Math provides examples of how the math skills students learn in school apply to everyday life with challenging, multi-step problems. Perfect as a supplement to classroom work or as a home school resource, as well as for proficiency test preparation, these workbooks are the essential source for parents and teachers to help bring math skills out of the textbook and into the student's world. Spectrum Enrichment Math Grade 6 helps young learners improve and strengthen their math skills with real-world word problems, covering topics such as: • Fractions, decimals, and percents • Metric and customary measurement • Geometry • Probability and statistics

Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 3

Author: Spectrum

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483812162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

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Strong reading skills are the basis of school success, and Spectrum Reading for grade 3 will help children triumph over language arts and beyond. This standards-based workbook uses engaging text to support understanding key details, knowledge integration, story structure, and main ideas. --Spectrum Reading will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engagingÑthe perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Spectrum Math Workbook, Grade 8

Author: Spectrum

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483808769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Spectrum Math for grade 8 keeps kids at the top of their math game using progressive practice, math in everyday settings, and tests to monitor progress. The math workbook covers rational and irrational numbers, solving equations, and interpreting statistical data. --A best-selling series for well over 15 years, Spectrum still leads the way because it works. It works for parents who want to give their child a leg up in math. It works for teachers who want their students to meetÑand surpassÑlearning goals. And it works to help children build confidence and advance their skills. No matter what subject or grade, Spectrum provides thorough practice and focused instruction to support student success.

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands

Author: Karl S. Hele

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554580048

Category: History

Page: 351

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Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

Spectrum Science, Grade 3

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483815218

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Cultivate a love for science by providing standards-based practice that captures children’s attention. Spectrum Science for grade 3 provides interesting informational text and fascinating facts about elements, compounds, irrigation, animal habitats, and the invention of radio. When children develop a solid understanding of science, they’re preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills through an exciting exploration of natural, Earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your little scientist can discover and appreciate the extraordinary world that surrounds them!

Spectrum Test Prep, Grade 7

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483818594

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Spectrum Test Prep Grade 7 includes strategy-based activities for language arts and math, test tips to help answer questions, and critical thinking and reasoning. The Spectrum Test Prep series for grades 1 to 8 was developed by experts in education and was created to help students improve and strengthen their test-taking skills. The activities in each book not only feature essential practice in reading, math, and language arts test areas, but also prepare students to take standardized tests. Students learn how to follow directions, understand different test formats, use effective strategies to avoid common mistakes, and budget their time wisely. Step-by-step solutions in the answer key are included. These comprehensive workbooks are an excellent resource for developing skills for assessment success. Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your students’ learning achievement and success.

Spectrum Math, Grade 7

Author: School Specialty Publishing Staff,Spectrum,Spectrum Staff

Publisher: Spectrum

ISBN: 0769637078

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 188

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Test with success using the Spectrum Math workbook! This book helps students in grade 7 apply essential math skills to everyday life. The lessons focus on ratio and proportion, fractions, percents, calculating interest, perimeter, volume, and statistics, and the activities help extend problem-solving and analytical abilities. The book features easy-to-understand directions, is aligned to national and state standards, and also includes a complete answer key. --Today, more than ever, students need to be equipped with the essential skills they need for school achievement and for success on proficiency tests. The Spectrum series has been designed to prepare students with these skills and to enhance student achievement. Developed by experts in the field of education, each title in the Spectrum workbook series offers grade-appropriate instruction and reinforcement in an effective sequence for learning success. Perfect for use at home or in school, and a favorite of parents, homeschoolers, and teachers worldwide, Spectrum is the learning partner students need for complete achievement.