The Companion Guide to the Mathematical Experience: Study Edition / Edition 1

The Companion Guide to the Mathematical Experience: Study Edition / Edition 1

by Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh, Elena A. Marchisotto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817638490

ISBN-13: 9780817638498

Pub. Date: 11/29/1995

Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag

The Companion Guide to The Mathematical Experience, Study Edition has been created as a teaching tool, not only for the teacher and the student, but also for those students who are potential teachers. Its major purpose is to enhance the value of The Mathematical Experience, Study Edition as a textbook for teachers and to provide content and method for prospective…  See more details below

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The Companion Guide to The Mathematical Experience, Study Edition has been created as a teaching tool, not only for the teacher and the student, but also for those students who are potential teachers. Its major purpose is to enhance the value of The Mathematical Experience, Study Edition as a textbook for teachers and to provide content and method for prospective teachers. Thus, unlike instructional guides that are available to the adopting teacher only, this Companion is available to the student or the teacher who wants independently to develop further skills in teaching mathematics. An additional value is that it provides suggested topics to explore that are not in the text but that coordinate beautifully to the text. The inclusion of these topics makes The Companion Guide a flexible teaching tool, adaptable to a variety of courses and useable with many individual selections of other course materials. The Companion Guide is rich in suggestions for classroom discussion topics. Each is linked to a chapter of the textbook and to the central idea of learning how to think, talk, and write ABOUT mathematics while learning how to DO mathematics. It provides insights into the subtleties of mathematical concepts and warns of pitfalls where ambiguity and misunderstanding often arise. It is a wealth of experience with ideas that WORK, gained through live classroom interaction by the authors and shared in this book with the reader.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817638498
Publisher:
Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date:
11/29/1995
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to this Companion Guide.- A Note to Instructors.- Special Features.- In the Text.- Topics to Explore.- Essay Assignments.- Problems.- Computer Problems.- Suggested Readings.- In the Companion Guide.- Expository Research Papers.- Topics for Classroom Discussion.- Projects.- Tutorials.- II. Chapter Guidelines.- 1. The Mathematical Landscape.- 2. Varieties of Mathematical Experience.- 3. Outer Issues.- 4. Inner Issues.- 5. Selected Topics in Mathematics.- 6. Teaching and Learning.- 7. From Certainty to Fallibility.- 8. Mathematical Reality.- III. Sample Syllabus.- First Day Handout.- Syllabus.- IV. Sample Group Activities.- The Mathematical Experience.- The Mathematical Landscape.- Varieties of Mathematical Experience.- Outer Issues: Utility.- Inner Issues.- The Pythagorean Theorem.- Pythagorean Triples.- Pascal’s Triangle 96 Connections: The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers.- From Certainty to Fallibility.- Mathematical Reality.- V. Sample Examinations.- Sample Take-Home Examination.- Sample Examination.- Sample Midterm Examination.- Sample Final Examination.- VI. Topics for Expository Research Papers.- Topics for Expository Research Papers.- Suggestions for Grading Essays and Research Papers.

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