10 edition of **Why math?** found in the catalog.

Why math?

Rodney D. Driver

- 31 Want to read
- 31 Currently reading

Published
**1984** by Springer-Verlag in New York .

Written in English

- Mathematics

**Edition Notes**

Includes index.

Statement | R.D. Driver. |

Series | Undergraduate texts in mathematics |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA39.2 .D75 1984 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xiv, 233 p. : |

Number of Pages | 233 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL2841255M |

ISBN 10 | 0387909737 |

LC Control Number | 84003128 |

Reading Requirements for Mathematics Text Let's look at some ways in which mathematics text differs from text in other subjects. The interviewing committee first calls in the mathematician. Why should you never mention the number ? Because the teacher felt that the mathematics textbook was too difficult for her students, she read the text aloud and asked students to restate what she said in their own words. The teacher suggested that the students look for a word in the text of the question that might help them.

Some compromises have since been required, given that discrete mathematics is the basic language of computing. Use acute angle. A: When 2 are 1 and don't pay at10tion, they'll know within 5 weeks whether or not, after 9 months, they'll be 3. Newlyweds A newlywed husband is discouraged by his wife's obsession with mathematics.

Please contact support fatherly. Enunciating small but significant words more precisely, being more aware of the confusion that these words can engender, and emphasizing the correct use of these little land mines will not only enhance computational skills, but also help students answer open-response questions more accurately. They both give each other a high-five and say "Got it! Unless we can apply mathematics to real life, we have not learned the discipline. A: Because it had more cents. Despite having attended what he characterizes as an average public school without a lot of advanced math classes, he had participated in math clubs and contests.

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Does our approach to teaching math fail even the smartest kids?

Small Words, Big Differences In English there are many small words, such as pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions, that make a big difference in student understanding of mathematics problems.

Math and Brain Types But there is also an element of brain-style in the big picture, according to many scientists. Someone should go back and ask for help.

My girlfriend's the square root of Children ready to take on an additional challenge also wrote and illustrated their own equations, with combinations of more than two numbers that added up to seven. In A Remainder of One by Elinor Pinczes, poor Joe is constantly the odd man out in his squadron of twenty-five marching beetles.

This illustrates the difficulty of using digital clocks to help students picture elapsed time: digital clocks only present us with digits for isolated moments in time, whereas analog clocks—with their circular faces, hand angles, and pie wedges—provide a concrete model of the fractional parts of an hour, thus adding to our understanding of how time is divided.

Also, do not bother Why math? book to your professor asking if you can use an older edition. As we strive to develop independent learners, asking students questions about the text structure can help them to focus on the idea that texts have an underlying organization, that different texts may have different structures, and that it is important to analyze the structure of the text being used.

How do you stay warm in any room? When we talk about students learning to read such texts, we refer to a transaction in which the reader is able to ponder the ideas that the text presents. The thing that makes math difficult for many students is that it takes patience and persistence.

He walks down the hall to a fire hose and after calculating the flame velocity, distance, water pressure, trajectory, etc. So, while international editions are much cheaper, there are some downsides: The quality of the book is usually lower.

Unfortunately, there is little that students and professors can do about this fact. Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Strip? Why do plants hate math? For example, right angles are often drawn with one vertical line and with one perpendicular line extending from it to the right.

All mathematics teachers recognize the need to teach their students to read and interpret what I'll call mathematical sentences: equations and inequalities.

We next measured a pencil and the height of a tissue box using the same two ways. One is a mathematician, one a statistician, and one an accountant. In the second case, students in a 6th grade class were asked to find the percentage of cat owners who said their cats had bad breath.

You want to paint five bedrooms, each measuring 14 feet by 16 feet. Supreme Court ruled that international edition textbooks that were acquired legally can be legally sold in the United States. Dear Algebra, stop trying to find your X. His observations offer a solution for parents who want to help their children keep those STEM doors of opportunity open.

Several of the children clapped when they saw that a side of the stamp was just about one inch long. Knowing what procedures to perform on cue, as a trained animal performs tricks, is not the basic purpose of learning mathematics. Other times, the new editions have small changes that are made solely so students cannot use old version for example, sections may be re-numbered or exercises at the end of sections will be changed slightly or re-ordered.

And yet, the number of American students who choose math-related majors is falling, while the number is increasing in other countries.

Q: Did you hear about the constipated mathematician? A tan gent.Mar 20, · Math anxiety or fear of math is actually quite common. Math anxiety, like test anxiety is quite similar to stage fright.

Why does someone suffer stage fright? Fear of something going wrong in front of a crowd? Fear of forgetting the lines? Fear of being judged poorly? Fear of going completely blank? Math anxiety conjures up fear of some type. The book is dear to me and represents the synthesis of a significant portion of my professional career.

It is an idiosyncratic text, but not at all unpublishable by a top venue. I chose to publish my book using Amazon Createspace, a print-on-demand service. WHY? The Math Curse by Jon Sczieska is a story that teaches young children that math is everywhere! I didn't like this book necessarily, but I do love math.

The only reason I don't like this book is because I don't think it should be a children's book. I think that this is shoving math down their throats instead of letting them like it on their own/5.

Why Teach With Math Picture Books? Organizing Math Books in the Classroom. In addition to a math basket in my classroom library, I also display an ever-changing selection of math picture books in a bookstand near the math corner in my classroom.

I also keep a “secret stash” of math books that I reserve for read-alouds in a closet so. "Math is like ice cream, with more flavors than you can imagine—and if all your children ever do is textbook math, that's like feeding them broccoli-flavored ice cream." —Denise Gaskins. Doodling in Math and more: Math for fun and glory.

Puzzles: Math for fun and glory. A math book requires a different type of reading than a novel or a short story. Every sentence in a math book is full of information and logically linked to the surrounding sentences. You should read the sentences carefully and think about their meaning. As you read, remember that math builds upon itself.