

The Joy Of Mathematics: Marvels, Novelties, And Neglected Gems That Are Rarely Taught In Math ClassStock informationGeneral Fields
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DescriptionWouldn't it be great if all school teachers (from kindergarten through high school) would share the joy of mathematics with their students, rather than focus only on the prescribed curriculum that will subsequently be tested? aThis book promises to help teachers and all readers do just that by revealing some wonders of mathematics often missing from classrooms. Here's your chance to catch up with the math gems you may have missed in your school years. Reviews"Too many young people leave school without ever having acquired an enjoyment of [mathematics] or recognition of the importance of mathematical understanding in everyday life, from our bank accounts to politicians' use of statistics. This delightful book fills a vital role in making mathematics relevant, intelligible, and above allfun! I recommend it unreservedly to pupils and teachers as a way of opening the door to joy in this key subject." Baroness Pauline Perry, former head of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University, and formerly Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education "The Joy of Mathematics includes wonderful examples of oftenoverlooked gems in elementary mathematics. Even an expert can benefit a lot from it, but it is written in such a catchy style that everyonelayperson or expertwill enjoy each page." Rudolf Taschner, professor at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria's 2004 Scientist of the Year, and author of Game Changers"A pleasant and fascinating excursion through the amusements, byways, curiosities, and diversions of mathematics. It even gets up to publickey cryptography and several unsolved problems. This is just the book to give to anyone who doesn't like mathematics or who wonders, What is 'recreational mathematics'?" David Singmaster, author of Problems for Metagrobologists "The Joy of Mathematics includes wonderful examples of oftenoverlooked gems in elementary mathematics. Even an expert can benefit a lot from it, but it is written in such a catchy style that everyonelayperson or expertwill enjoy each page." Rudolf Taschner, professor at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria's 2004 Scientist of the Year, and author of Game Changers PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF ALFRED S. POSAMENTIER: "[A] joyously nerdy celebration of the history of geometry and trigonometry, exploring the dozens and dozens of curiosities sitting just beneath the surface of a seemingly ordinary triangle." San Francisco Book Review (reviewing Secrets of Triangles) "[Y]et another fine collection of mathematical insights, intriguing relationships, and surprising results focused on the triangle.... [A]n incredibly rich compendium of results that will lead the reader to consistently react in surprise about and appreciation of the richness and unexpected depth of triangular relationships.... [T]he illustrations are excellent. Highly Recommended." Choice (reviewing The Secrets of Triangles) "This volume could be useful to a teacher of mathematics as a source of examples that can hammer home important concepts." Library Journal (reviewing Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics) PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF ALFRED S. POSAMENTIER: [A] joyously nerdy celebration of the history of geometry and trigonometry, exploring the dozens and dozens of curiosities sitting just beneath the surface of a seemingly ordinary triangle. Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review (reviewing Secrets of Triangles) [Y]et another fine collection of mathematical insights, intriguing relationships, and surprising results focused on the triangle.... [A]n incredibly rich compendium of results that will lead the reader to consistently react in surprise about and appreciation of the richness and unexpected depth of triangular relationships.... [T]he illustrations are excellent. Highly Recommended. Choice (reviewing The Secrets of Triangles) This volume could be useful to a teacher of mathematics as a source of examples that can hammer home important concepts. Library Journal (reviewing Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics) 