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41. Mathematics Activities for Elementary
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42. 3,000 Solved Problems in Calculus
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43. Mental Math for Pilots
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44. Quick Business Math : A Self-Teaching
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45. Schaum's Outline of Discrete Mathematics
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46. How to Solve Word Problems in
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60. 1001 MATH PROBLEMS

41. Mathematics Activities for Elementary School Teachers (5th Edition)
by Daniel Dolan, James Williamson, Mari Muri
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Asin: 0321174135
Catlog: Book (2003-07-24)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Sales Rank: 716129
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars From a new teacher
A fantastic book! The most effective way to teach is through ACTIVE PARTICIPATION. This book provides 300 pages of practical, hands-on, concrete math activities that children love. It allows children to truly understand the underpinnings of math--how math works! The activities can be used for grades K-8. Each activity explains the purpose, materials, student grouping (individual, group, or whole class), and how to get started. Here's what's really wonderful--the supplies are contained in the back of the book. The supplies are made of thick card-stock paper that can be lamined. Examples of the supplies are: base ten blocks, geometric patterns, various size matrices, difference puzzles, beansticks, place-value boards, multiplication and division frames, fraction strips, fraction arrays, fraction game board, fraction cards, etc..etc.. You will absolutely LOVE THIS BOOK. ... Read more


42. 3,000 Solved Problems in Calculus
by Elliott Mendelson
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Asin: 0070415234
Catlog: Book (1988-01-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 15977
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This powerful problem-solver gives you 3,000 problems in calculus, fully solved step-by-step! From Schaum’s, the originator of the solved-problem guide, and students’ favorite with over 30 million study guides sold—this timesaver helps you master every type of calculus problem that you will face in your homework and on your tests, from inequalities to differential equations. Work the problems yourself, then check the answers, or go directly to the answers you need with a complete index. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum’s 3000 Solved Problems in Calculus is so complete it’s the perfect tool for graduate or professional exam review! ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars good concept but book falls short
This book sounds like a great idea, and to a student considering whether to get this or a more traditional book, I would recommend a book like The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus by W. Michael Kelley.

You will probably have plenty of problems at your disposal in a calc class, so ones from Schaums don't necessarily correlate to what the professor is teaching. Furthermore there are many steps, but not always enough, and no explanations. I think it would be better to have 1000 problems with discussion rather then 3000 crammed in tiny print with bad formatting. That's the final qualm with this book, it is printed on poor quality paper and the ink is thick and the print is small and really crammed in there. Not what you need when there are so many sub and super scripts.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recommend for Students Needing Help - No Brainer
The best way to learn calculus is to do problems. I was a professor for 8 years and it was a technique that I learned as a student at MIT and later passed on to my students.

Do these problems to improve your scores on tests or just to pass if you are having a problem. To succeed in calculus do problems, problems, and more problems. Here is a book with 3000 problems. That will keep the student busy.

Recommend buy. It is cheap and effective.

Jack in Toronto

5-0 out of 5 stars A good supplement
This is a very good book, the contents are cleanly and easily accessible, actually the second page. The problems are plenty and of all levels. This is my first supplement for calculus and I must say the book should be used after you do textbook problems or if you can't do basic textbook problems, it's a good help to get you started. There are two downfalls to the books: 1) Basic elementary proofs take up a page or two in some very short sections, these things can EASILY be found in the appendix of a textbook. 2) The book shows steps, but may sometimes think you understood a step, this can cause hell and take time to figure out, though rare, but still annoying. 3) Lack of explanation, this only happend to me in one section the Related Rates section, the beginning was easy but from the middle it was hell. But I still gave this book a 5 because it is a very good supplment

5-0 out of 5 stars More like Crapulus...
It was funny, but not ha-ha funny...

5-0 out of 5 stars Got me through Calculus 2!
This book is a fabulous reference to problems I had to work through. I was failing calculus 2 up until the final. I decided to get my buns in gear and buy a few books to help me along. I purchased this book along with The Idiots Guide to Calculus and, no lie, I passed the class with a C instead of the F I was receiving. Very Helpful I'd recommend it to any Calc student in need of help! ... Read more


43. Mental Math for Pilots
by Ronald D. McElroy, Pam Ryan, Carol Core
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Asin: 0964283972
Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
Sales Rank: 246894
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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For those gearing up for pilot interviews, preparing for a check-ride or proficiency check, or looking to improve inflight calculations, this book offers invaluable tips and tricks to help in all areas of cockpit calculations. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars I am a bit puzzled
This book is over rated! It comes across as giving the pilot all these tips and formula's but falls way short on the task. First off, the typeset fills only half the page making the book in reality about 25 pages. It goes on to show you basic math found in any private pilot instruction guide. FH/C temp conversion, subtracting military time, and RVR which is all the same as in the NOS/Jep charts and Ops manuals for the plane you fly. The second half of the book has the times tables, subtraction tables, and division tables. He put fuel dump calculations in along with wet runway computations, this is not only a waste for pilots flying anything short of a jet, but worthless due to FMS and EFIS on bigger airplanes not to mention the F/E sitting sideways behind the captain. In short the book is outdated. finding reciprocals, compass turns to a heading, and ANDS are all in the flight manuals. In short this book fails to teach much. It is not worth the [price] that is for sure.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for interview preperation.
This is an excellent book for anyone preparing for an airline interview. I was recently hired by a regional airline and several interview questions consisted of mental math problems. Buy this book and the ATP test prep....good luck!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent study guide
If you are a little underconfident with your math skills,... Helped me review my math formulas and feel much more confident about having to do math in an airline interview. Good study book!

3-0 out of 5 stars Way Overpriced!
Mr. McElroy's book has some neat math shortcuts for common aviation problems, but it is a pretty skinny book and not worth near the asking price. I've been an airline pilot for about 5 years, and a military pilot for about 10 before that. I'll admit that there were 2 or 3 shortcuts I didn't know (though less that I'll actually use!), but the prevailing comment among other airline pilots I showed it to were "You can tell the author is an airline pilot!" as they pointed to the $27+ price. I agree, this book is worth $10 or $12 tops. . .I could summarize all the shortcuts in a page or two. As for interview prep, you're better off using one of the books written specically for that purpose.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Interview Prep
This book covers all the neat little tricks to getting the job done quickly and right. It is also a great book for interview prep. Goes into detail on how to do the math problems and gives several ways to do the problems. There are also review problems at the end of each chapter. A must buy for interviews or if you are just looking for a way to make your flying job easier. ... Read more


44. Quick Business Math : A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)
by SteveSlavin
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Asin: 0471116890
Catlog: Book (1995-08-14)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 398627
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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The fast, easy way to build your math power

Quick Business Math

Steve Slavin's step-by-step approach offers:

  • Quick ways to do all kinds of business-math problems, including basic arithmetic, algebra, percentages, and conversions
  • Specific, real-life applications such as figuring discounts, calculating simple and compound interest, reading balance sheets and income statements, and preparing graphs and charts
  • Frequent quizzes that help you check your progress
  • A complete glossary of business-math terms

Quick Business Math is also packed with practice problems and examples drawn from real-life business situations. It's the fastest, easiest way to gain the skills you need. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars If you don't get it; he won't explain it
This book does not offer a step by step explanation of its problems. If you don't get it; he doesn't explain how to solve the problem. He doesn't understand that writing out the answer is not teaching you how to solve the problem. He doesn't tell you why he does what he does to solve the problem. He just solves the problem and hopes you figure out what he's done. Personally, I'm not that good at math. ... Read more


45. Schaum's Outline of Discrete Mathematics (Schaum's)
by SeymorLipschutz, MarcLipson, Seymor Lipschutz, Marc Lipson
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Asin: 0070380457
Catlog: Book (1997-06-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 48995
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars nice
This is an excellent book for the recreational mathematician, not too hard to follow but not always easy either. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on set theory, relations, functions, counting, graph theory, probability and properties of the integers. There are many solved exercises to assist you and supplementary exercises to test your knowledge of the material.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a 5 star!
I waited several weeks for this book to arrive, and was disappointed to see that its 'just another maths book', nothing special. I didn't find this book any easier to understand than any other maths book, I ended up refering to my other book more.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too Simple
I bought this book to help me survive my Discrete Math class, and ended up thoroughly disappointed. It's just too simple to be of any use. The examples it goes over are the obvious ones I've never had any trouble with, but more involved problems or complex proofs are nowhere to be found in the text. In the end I ended up relying on my course text much more than this, and I already had that book to begin with.

5-0 out of 5 stars Overall, a good study aid
This study guide goes over all the topics you would expect it to and explains them more clearly than most texts can. I recommend this to all who plan to take a course in Discrete Mathematics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent companion to your university textbook.
Did you get stuck with a textbook (like Richard Johnsonbaugh's Discrete Mathematics - Fourth Edition) for your university Computer Science/ Discrete Mathematics course that just doesn't explain the concepts you're trying to learn? I definitely encourage you to purchase this book. However, along with this book you should also buy "2000 Solved Problems in Discrete Mathematics" in Schaum's Solved Problems Series. While the book I'm reviewing here has some problems and solutions, this additional book provides many variations of these problems, allowing you to look at problems from the different angles that will probably show up on your next exam. ... Read more


46. How to Solve Word Problems in Calculus
by Eugene Don, Benay Don
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Asin: 0071358978
Catlog: Book (2001-07-09)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 492078
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Considered to be the hardest mathematical problems to solve, word problems continue to terrify students across all math disciplines. This new title in the World Problems series demystifies these difficult problems once and for all by showing even the most math-phobic readers simple, step-by-step tips and techniques. How to Solve World Problems in Calculus reviews important concepts in calculus and provides solved problems and step-by-step solutions. Once students have mastered the basic approaches to solving calculus word problems, they will confidently apply these new mathematical principles to even the most challenging advanced problems.Each chapter features an introduction to a problem type, definitions, related theorems, and formulas. Topics range from vital pre-calculus review to traditional calculus first-course content. Sample problems with solutions and a 50-problem chapter are ideal for self-testing. Fully explained examples with step-by-step solutions. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Okay, as far as it goes
Overall, this is an execellent book. My only criticism is this: The bulk of the problems focus on the use of differential calculus. Very little space is given to the use of integration, other than the usual "area under a curve" and "volume of a solid of revolution" stuff. Integration is useful for many other kinds of problems; they should be included.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for calculus students
Very good, strightforward book. It leads you through word problems, the nemesis of all math students, and does so in a clear and sensible way. Don't leave home without it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Contains all the Classics!
I was first introduced to the mysteries of limits, differentiation, and integration in the Winter of 1966. I used a text no longer available, one that really stretched your abilities through the variety and difficulty of elementary problems offered up for exercise. Since that time, I have seen many a calculus book come and go where most contain the same old tired and unimaginative problem set. This book definitely fills that woeful gap. Not only does "How to Solve Word Problems in Calculus" present a great variety of classic derivative problems completely worked out, but it also presents the solutions in a step-by-step fashion, which helps the student thoroughly familiarize themselves with a basic problem-solving process as presented in an early chapter. One thing that I like is the emphasis on precise picture drawing that allows for crucial left-right brain integration--very important when trying to figure out exactly what quanity (and subsequently function) we are trying to optimize. If the book has a weakness, it is the lack of really new and innovative problems in integration. But, integration has traditionally been a subject that eludes elementary applications other than the usual geometric fare. Don't let this stop you from buying this great and valuable teacher resource! ... Read more


47. Math Tools for Journalists
by Kathleen Woodruff Wickham
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Asin: 0966517652
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Marion Street Press
Sales Rank: 189351
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Math Tools for Journalists is a concise guide to mathematics from a journalist's perspective. The book explains basic math concepts from multiplication to percentages to statistics, with examples of how these concepts apply to journalism. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Handy, smart book for biz journalists
It's a pleasure to read a math book written with the journalist in mind. Every section contains something useful for journalists, from how to properly handle numbers in your text to how to figure property taxes. It belongs on every journalist's desk.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Handy Guide for Beginning Journalists
I have gone through the book Math Tools for Journalists and am envigored by
what I have seen.

The book offers a brief, to-the-point, clear explanation of some basic math
points for journalists as well as for the average person. I appreciate the
inclusion of basic math computations, statistics, business concepts, etc. The
summation of useful formulas at the end of the text is a nice touch as well.
The Skill Drills at the end of each section is very helpful, and it's great to
have an answer key as well. Also impressive is the inclusion of actual news
articles for each section demonstrating how journalists have used the math
concept covered by the chapter in their reporting.

I have a fairly strong math background (relatively speaking, for a
communications professional) and yet have found the text helpful in reviewing
some basic math principles. In addition, I have learned concepts I feel I have
needed to understand for some time just by going over the text and seeing the
simply stated explanations.

Math Tools for Journalists is definitely a handy-guide for any beginning journalist! ... Read more


48. Meta-analysis In Medical Research: The Handbook for the Understanding and Practice of Meta-Analysis
by GIOACCHINO LEANDRO
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Catlog: Book (2005-04-30)
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
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49. Student Solutions Manual for Mathematics for Economics - 2nd Edition
by Michael Hoy, John Livernois, Chris McKenna, Ray Rees, Thanasis Stengos
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Asin: 0262582015
Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
Publisher: The MIT Press
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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not a review, but a clarification.
Please note that this book is the Solution Manual for Hoy, et al's "Mathematics for Economics" and is *NOT* the solution manual for Pemberton's "Mathematics for Economists." Amazon's listing of these two together in their respective "Better Together" sections made me think that these books went together, at least initially.

Note the difference here: "Economics" vs. "Economists" in the titles of the books. Don't buy a solution manual for a book you don't have! ... Read more


50. Algebra Out Loud : Learning Mathematics Through Reading and Writing Activities
by PatMower
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Catlog: Book (2003-10-31)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Algebra Out Loud is a unique resource designed for mathematics instructors who are teaching algebra I and II. This easy-to-use resource is filled with illustrative examples, strategies, activities, and lessons that will help students more easily understand mathematical text and learn the skills they need to effectively communicate mathematical concepts.

Algebra Out Loud's strategies and activities will give students the edge in learning how to summarize, analyze, present, utilize and retain mathematical content. The book offers proven writing activities that will engage the students in writing about algebraic vocabulary, processes, theorems, definitions, and graphs. Algebra Out Loud gives teachers the tools they need to help their students learn how to communicate about math ideas between student and teacher, student and peers, and student and the wider world. For quick access and easy use, the activities are printed in a big 8 1/2" x 11"format for photocopyin g and are organized into eight chapters. ... Read more


51. Algebra for the Clueless
by BobMiller, Bob Miller
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Asin: 0070434255
Catlog: Book (1998-12-31)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 302136
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Student tested and approved! If you suffer from math anxiety, then sign up for private tutoring with Bob Miller! Do sets, theorems, and equations leave your head spinning? If so, you are like hundreds of thousands of other students who face math--especially, algebra--with fear. Luckily, there is a cure: Bob Miller's Clueless series! Like the teacher you always wished you had (but never thought existed), Bob Miller brings a combination of knowledge, empathy, and fun to the often-troubling subject of algebra. He breaks down the learning process in an easy, nontechnical way and builds it up again using his own unique methods. "Basically, the Clueless books are my notes. Exactly the way I teach: friendly, clear...with some humor and plenty of emotion!!" Meant to bridge the gulf between the student, the textbook, and the teacher, Algebra for the Clueless is packed with all the information you need to conquer algebra. This extensive guide gives you: anxiety-reducing features on every page; easy-to-grasp methods that make algebra understandable; bite-sized math portions that fit short study sessions (and short attention spans); full explanations of basic principles to make hard problems easy; quick tips for solving difficult problems; . "I am always delighted when a student tells me that he or she hated math...but taking a class with me has made math understandable...even enjoyable." Now it's your turn. Sharpen your #2 pencils, and let Bob Miller show you how to never be clueless again! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
I'm a seventh grader about to go to eighth and I had know idea on how to do Pre-Al much less than Algebra. I picked up this book and was insantly hooked. Kinda funny with typos on porpose. Heck instead of dreading of doing Algebra i will willing read thourgh this book many times

5-0 out of 5 stars study for placement tests with this book
If you've taken the math before, and dont want to restart your education with math 008 then get your math skills back with this book. Even with my short attention span, bad eyes, and a lousy memory i was able to move thru the information, and manage to come away with more math skills then i've had in 20 years.

it even has a few pages on circles, and triangles!

1-0 out of 5 stars Still do not have a clue!
Sorry, but this book was NO help, got a tutor and was told to throw the book away. Book made me feel stupid when I know I'm not. Typos, wrong answers, LOTS of mistakes too. Showed examples of problems, then went right on to REALLY hard problems without examples of how to do them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful But, Slightly Confusing
This book is great! I've been out of High School for 12 years but, I helped refresh my memory of what I learned and, taught me better than my teachers. I looked forward to reading each of the lessons.

This book helped me pass a college math test which allowed me to be placed in a higher level math course.

A few comments for the next printing. Slightly better explanations could be given on more difficult and confusing problems. More attention should be given to editing and proofing. I came across a couple of problems and, the answer given was either incorrect or the procedure given was incorrect. After following the procedure for solving the problem contiuosly provided the wrong answer by the book. Also, I cam across a discrepancy involving "orders of operation". Once again, following the instructions given, I produced the wrong answer until I tried my own method. Finally, answers to examples and practice problems are too close to the question so the answers are immediately visible, thus, encouraging peeking at the answers.

Otherwise, this book is GREAT!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars So Far so good.
Read through the first 3 chapters, and I havent found any errors. It it bringing back all the memories I tried to forget about algebra. It is really useful, the author explains it as though he really cares. The only thing that is better than this book would be a private tutor in person.

The only complaint I have is that there should be more examples. ... Read more


52. Math: Facing an American Phobia
by Marilyn Burns
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Catlog: Book (1998-02-01)
Publisher: Math Solutions Publications
Sales Rank: 232900
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Math is a phobia right up there with snakes, public speaking, and heights.But it doesn't have to be that way.Math: Facing an American Phobia humorously uncovers the reasons behind math's dreadful reputation and shows us how we can help prevent our own children from adopting similar phobic attitudes.The book is a must for both mathematical "haves" and "have-nots". ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Teachers ¿ recommend this book for your parents !
What if you were teaching children how to play basketball. "Imagine that for the first year, you teach them to dribble and they practice only that. The next year, you move on to passing and catching the ball. The next year is devoted exclusively to learning how to shoot baskets. Then you concentrate on the rules of the game, assigning lots of worksheet exercises, which the children complete while seated at desks, working along, and not talking to each other."

That would surely be a "hard" class, with lots of dropouts. But even with its rigor, I nevertheless, still wouldn't expect it to produce a Shaq or an Iverson. For that matter I'm not sure it would actually produce basketball players at all. Neither does Marilyn Burns, in this wonderful book, as she cites this example of a "ridiculous" way to learn basketball and matches it to the way that so many of us were taught mathematics. We can chuckle at the example - but for many it is a nervous chuckle, indeed.

Most of us grew up to be neither basketball stars nor mathematicians - nor even adequate users of mathematics in our lives - and to be desperately resistant to revisiting any part of our mathematical upbringing.. As a 6th grade math teacher, I know this too well. At a party I can find as little company as the proctologists once conversation has turned to professions. On "Parents' Night" the easiest way to clear the room is to hint that we might all "try some examples" of what the students will be doing in the year.

This "phobia" seems also to be the basis for the immense friction that efforts to reform mathematics have faced in the past decade. Approaches that favor students actively engaging in math, talking to each other, (talking to parents!), responding to open-ended problems and creating algorithms are just so alien that they have faced fierce resistance. Many Americans are as eager to "just get through" their children's school mathematics experience as they were to survive their own. Any attempt to elaborate or reposition the subject (especially to engage them in new approaches) is, for them, just delaying early parole from their child's sentence to "serve" 8-12 years. Like any neurosis, this phobia has enervated some and produced mathematical cripples; but it has also energized others whose sense of overcoming math as an obstacle informs their own sense of the nature of "success."

Burns knows this from more than a decade of working, through her "Math Solutions" project, training tens-of-thousands of pre-service and active teachers in new approaches to their classrooms. She is well known in math education circles for her "Math By All Means" series: which included books with refreshingly new models for teaching 'core' topics such as division in grades 3 and 4 as well as unheard of topics such as probability in elementary classrooms. She has since branched into a growing collection of books aimed to directly engage and intrigue kids, as well as more books aimed at bolstering the uncertainty of many teachers who face new challenges but sense the roots of the math phobia in their own lives.

I believe this book is her book for parents. Burns commences with a warm chapter discussing the central national mathematics ritual of the year - the production of the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey. Who knew it to include so much math? Or, as Burns dryly wonders, to have driven the market to produce the "pop-up" turkey to let the math phobics off the hook! From there she moves to discuss everything from the role of calculators and testing to specific 'topics' (teaching fractions and percents), to a general retrospective on "Math then and now" and a prospective look at solving the phobia problem.

Burns seems well aware of the difficult fact that the math phobia will, itself, deter many adults from even a glance at this book. It is surely by design that it is a slender and un-intimidating volume, sprinkled with clear illustrations and quite a few examples of student's work. Along the way, it scatters seven less-than-traditional math problems through the chapters and ends with a chapter entitled "Not your everyday answer key."

Its odd that in a culture swamped with self-help books, where folks will line up, unflinchingly, to purchase books about surviving depression or abusive relationships. I find it hard to imagine many math "phobics" marching to the cash register with this book in hand (perhaps, thus, more saleable through an online venue). Burns is not one to proffer deep analysis for such troubled folks. Instead she offers a chuckle and a hand for a short walk through a place where math is engaging enough to almost be... fun; a place where our children are exploring every day; a place where the challenges of the 21st century won't be faced with the intellectual tools of the 19th.

Buy this book for yourself. Buy a pass-around copy for friends who can't seem to get past grousing about the "new, new" math. Buy one for the members of your school board and the principal in your child's elementary school. Buy a sympathy copy to anyone you see worrying the pages of one of E.D. Hirsch's "What your nth=Grader Needs to Know" tomes. What they, and we, really need to know is how to think. This book is a good starting point.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for parents or teachers of K-8 grade children.
This book gives teachers and parents a glimps at what mathematics is all about. Mathematics is useful, necessary, and enjoyable. Marilyn Burns takes common topics found in the elementary and middle grades and shows how they are useful and even necessary in daily life. Although I think the last chapter on mathematics phobia is weak, this chapter still highlights some startling statistics and the need for everyone to rethink their own level of mathematics literacy.

This is an easy reading book that should help parents understand the trends in mathematics education and give ideas how to help their children to enjoy mathematics rather than the situation where children hate mathematics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Funny and insightful. Reminds me of my own math experience..
Marilyn Burns offers a humerous and accurate synopsis of mathematics and they way it has been taught throughout the years. She uncovers the reasons for adult phobias and poor attitudes towards math. This book will help you avoid those pitfalls when teaching math today. It is a good book for educators and parents alike. ... Read more


53. High School Math II Review (Princeton Review Series)
by DOUGLAS FRENCH
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Catlog: Book (1998-03-10)
Publisher: Princeton Review
Sales Rank: 207045
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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If trudging through your textbook to study and complete homework assignments has become a frustrating grind, then get ready for a smooth ride to higher test scores and outstanding grades with The Princeton Review's High School Math II Review.

We tell it to you straight, thoroughly explaining the important topics you'll need to understand to prepare for quizzes and tests, complete homework assignments effectively, and earn higher grades.We've carefully examined math textbooks just like yours to make sure that this book includes all the material essential to a thorough review.In this guide, we cover:

*Logic
*Mathematical Systems
*Algebra and Polynomials
*Graphing
*Transformations
*Coordinate Geometry
*Triangles
*Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons
*Geometric Proofs
*Introduction to Trigonometry
*Locus and Constructions
*Permutations and Combinations
*Probability

And since practicing your test-taking skills is just as important to getting good grades as knowing the material, we include two practice exams that feature the types of questions and problems that appear on in-class tests.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book on self-learning
I enjoyed reading this book and performed the test. I found this book leaded me back all my Algebra in high school. The so comfortable to go through the whole book quickly. The other books - High School Math I & III also provide me extensive information. I encourage reader try on these books to achieve the highest rewards on Algebra. ... Read more


54. Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education
by Benoit Mandelbrot, Michael Frame
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Fractal Geometry is a recent edition to the collection of mathematical tools for describing nature, and is the first to focus on roughness. Fractal geometry also appears in art, music and literature, most often without being consciously included by the artist. Consequently, through this we may uncover connections between the arts and sciences, uncommon for students to see in maths and science classes. This book will appeal to teachers who have wanted to include fractals in their mathematics and science classes, to scientists familiar with fractal geometry who want to teach a course on fractals, and to anyone who thinks general scientific literacy is an issue important enough to warrant new approaches. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars See how fractals can be part of the math curriculum
When I teach computer programming, the sections that raise the greatest amount of interest are those that involve the manipulation of images. Therefore, it is natural to me that any mathematics that involves the manipulation of images would generate a great deal of student interest. I was a working mathematician when the concept of fractals hit the world, and like so many others was caught up in the excitement. I wrote programs to generate them and read all of the major books.
That was almost two decades ago, and the field has continued to expand. In this book, you will read about projects where math teachers have incorporated fractals into the curriculum. It is no surprise to me that it was almost universally a success, the sheer beauty of the fractal images guarantees interest and the increase in computing power has made the generation of images much easier. Many of the first images I created required overnight runs, something that can be done in minutes today.
The fact that the images do model much of the natural world also increases the interest. Nature is irregular and unpredictable in the micro sense, and fractals give us a way to describe and maybe understand it. The articles are all well written and easy to follow, and many different types of projects are demonstrated. Some of the papers describe the structure of courses in fractals, so if you have an interest in creating such a course, you can find your point of origin.
While fractals have occasionally suffered from the common malady of being oversold, they do provide a bridge between mathematics and the real world. Therefore, the study of fractals should be part of the mathematics curriculum, and in this book you can read about how many people have successfully done it. Another quality book on contemporary mathematics, it should be part of the next iteration of library purchases everywhere. ... Read more


55. Sparknotes 5 More Practice Tests for the Sat II Math IC
by Sparknotes
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4-0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all
Better than many others. Good explanations, but beware of a few typos and errors. Balance it out with some work on Barron's books. Find Math 2C by searching for 1586638696.

1-0 out of 5 stars too easy, unrealistic
The exams in this book are too easy, unrealistic and they are very much alike. Besides, the questions don't cover a wide range of topics. A waste of time and money! ... Read more


56. Teaching and Learning Formal Methods (Library and Information Science)
by C. Neville Dean
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As computer systems continue to advance, the positions they hold in human society continue to gain power. Computers now control the flight of aircraft, the cooling systems in chemical plants, and feedback loops in nuclear reactors. Because of the vital roles these systems play, there has been growing concern about the reliability and safety of these advanced computers.
Formal methods are now widely recognized as the most successful means of assuring the reliability of complex computer systems. Because formal methods are being mandated in more and more international standards, it is critical that engineers, managers, and industrial project leaders are well trained and conversant in the application of these methods.
This book covers a broad range of issues relating to the pedagogy of formal methods. The contributors, all acknowledged experts, have based their contributions on extensive experiences teaching and applying formal methods in both academia and industry.The two editors, both well known in this area, propose various techniques that can help to dismiss myths that formal methods are difficult to use and hard to learn.
Teaching and Learning Formal Methods will be an indispensable text for educators in the fields of computer science, mathematics, software engineering, and electronic engineering as well as to management and product leaders concerned with trainingrecent graduates.

Key Features
* Offers proven methods for teaching formal methods, even to students who lack a strong background in mathematics
* Addresses the important role that formal methods play in society and considers their growing future potential
* Includes contributions from several pioneers in the area
* Features a foreword written by Edsger W. Dijkstra
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57. Teaching Student-centered Mathematics: Grades 3-5 (Van De Walle, John a. Van De Walle Professional Mathematics Series, V. 2,)
by John A. Van De Walle, LOUANN H. LOVIN, John Van De Walle
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Catlog: Book (2005-05-31)
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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58. The Method of Coordinates
by I. M. Gelfand, E. G. Glagoleva, A. A. Kirillov, Leslie Cohn, David Sookne
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Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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This introductory text explores the translation of geometric concepts into the language of numbers in order to define the position of a point in space (the orbit of a satellite, for example). The two-part treatment begins with discussions of the coordinates of points on a line, coordinates of points in a plane, and the coordinates of points in space. Part 2 examines geometry as an aid to calculation and the necessity and peculiarities of four-dimensional space. Written for systematic study, it features a helpful series of "road signs" in the margins, alerting students to passages requiring particular attention, and an abundance of ingenious problems--with solutions, answers, and hints--promote habits of independent work. 1967 edition.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating introduction to coordinate geometry.
The authors of this slim volume demonstrate the power of coordinate geometry, which they describe as a means of translating geometric figures into algebraic formulas, through their lucid exposition, interesting examples, and well-chosen exercises.

The authors begin with the coordinate geometry of the real line. They discuss absolute value and define what distance means. Next the authors examine the coordinate geometry of the plane. They define distance in the plane, show how relations among the coordinates define geometric figures, and discuss different coordinate systems that can be used in the plane. Their examples illustrate how algebraic methods developed by Rene Descartes make it possible to solve geometric problems efficiently that would be quite difficult to solve using synthetic geometry. The authors then treat the coordinate geometry of three-dimensional space in a similar manner.

The second part of the book begins with a problem concerning lattice points in the plane. The authors use this example and its generalizations to justify exploring the coordinate geometry of four-dimensional space. They carefully treat the example of a four-dimensional unit hypercube, examining its properties by considering its analogues in lower dimensions: the segment [0, 1] of the real number line, the unit square in the coordinate plane, and the unit cube in space.

Since the book was initially written for a correspondence course for high school students in the Soviet Union, it is designed for self-study and accessible to students who have had high school courses in algebra and geometry. Since students in the Soviet Union were able to mail their solutions to the exercises to the authors when the authors were professors at the University of Moscow, answers to most of the exercises are not provided. The exercises are thought-provoking and some are quite challenging.

I also highly recommend that you explore the other volumes in the Gelfand School Outreach Program. They include Algebra, Functions and Graphs, and Trigonometry. ... Read more


59. Urns, Dice and Polyominoes
by George Barr McCutcheon
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Catlog: Book (2004-02)
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Math? Fun? You bet it is! When taught by a master that is.

And Barr McCutcheon is a master.

In a day when mathematics texts are written with the premise that there is only one recipe to a solution, Barr McCutcheon tears up the rule book and prances upon its pyre.

In this collection of puzzles, McCutcheon invites you not only to think outside the box, but to disassemble it on a molecular level and rebuild it any way you can imagine it. In McCutcheon?s world there are no wrong paths to a correct solution.

Whether you love math or only suspect you might have, you will love this collection of mathematical brain-tweakers and puzzles which comprise the fruit of a half-century teaching advanced math.

One of his former students---now a mathematics instructor himself---calls McCutcheon ?...the doorman of the grandest collection of seemingly incredible ideas on earth.?

Here he beckons us in to share his sense of wonder and fascination with math. Join him and be forever changed by the experience. ... Read more


60. 1001 MATH PROBLEMS
by Learning Express, Shirley Tarbell
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Catlog: Book (1999-01-01)
Publisher: Learning Express, Inc.
Sales Rank: 127267
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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1001 Math Problems was written with the idea of helping a reader overcome ômath anxietyö by giving math problems and explanations in a simple and engaging format. This book is essential practice in dealing with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, basic algebra, and basic geometry. It can be used alone, or along with another basic math text of the readerÆs choice. ItÆs a great way to brush up on forgotten skills, supplement a course of study, or prepare for standardized test. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 1001 Math Review
Great for examples of practical math problems. Useful for the math solutions you forgot from high school and college!

5-0 out of 5 stars 1001 Math Problems (Skill Builders Practice)
I purchased this book to help prepare my son for his written test with the local fire department. The problems start off easy but progress rapidly in difficulty for each category. It has a multiple choice format that is easy to read and understand. The answers are provided with a brief explanation on how to solve the problem or why it is correct. The book comes in a nice size with space to work out the problems. Now my son is telling me he needs one for the spelling test! ... Read more


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