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Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun.

Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.

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The PWN the SAT Math Guide was created to help ambitious, highly motivated kids maximize their SAT math scores. Do you crave a higher score? Are you willing to do a little hard work to achieve it? Good. I knew I liked you.

Read this book from beginning to end, with a pencil in hand and a calculator and an Official SAT Study Guide by your side. When you’re done, you’ll be able to approach the SAT with confidence—very few questions will surprise you, and even fewer will be able to withstand your withering attacks.

Stand tall, intrepid student. Destiny awaits.

Updated for the New SAT

This new edition of the Math Guide has been updated, rather painstakingly, to reflect the realities of the new SAT coming March 2016. This book was not rushed to market to take advantage of interest in the new exam. I took my time, and hopefully I got it right.

Chapters are broken into five major sections: Techniques, Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Math, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Additional Topics in Math. Each chapter concludes with a reference list of similar questions from official practice tests.

Practice questions are designated as either “Calculator” or “No calculator.” Students will be forbidden from using their calculators for one whole section of the new SAT.

Emphasis is placed on nimbleness—the ability to approach problems in multiple ways to find the one that works best. Calculator solutions and shortcuts are provided where appropriate.

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Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students.

There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets:

Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understandingScores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.

The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence. Hands-on Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math Standards is designed to help teachers instruct their students so that they will better understand and apply the skills outlined in the Standards.

This important resource also gives teachers a wealth of tools and activities that can encourage students to think critically, use mathematical reasoning, and employ various problem-solving strategies.

Filled with activities that will help students gain an understanding of math concepts and skills correlated to the Common Core State Math Standards Offers guidance for helping students apply their understanding of math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in calculations, and learn to think abstractly Describes ways to get students to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math both orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significance of mathematics to real lifeThis practical and easy-to-use resource will help teachers give students the foundation they need for success in higher mathematics.

Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students.

There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets:

Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understandingScores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.

If your student needs extra help with fractions, decimals, and percents, this invaluable resource has it all. Featuring exercises on almost every page, Practice Makes Perfect: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents offers plenty of opportunities for practice, practice. The lessons and exercises will help your student build confidence in his or her schoolwork and get better grades!

Appropriate for students ages 8 to 12, Practice Makes Perfect: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents gives your child the tools to master:

Least common multiples Improper fractions Division of decimals Percentages Mixed numbers Estimating And moreHollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, she’s been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to high school geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally “get” everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside you’ll find:

· Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests

· Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions

· Totally relatable real-world examples

· True stories from Danica’s own life as an actress and math student

· A Troubleshooting Guide, for getting unstuck during even the trickiest proofs!

With Danica as a coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!

The Common Core Connections series provides teachers with a skill assessment and analysis to help determine individualized instruction needs. Focused, comprehensive practice pages and self-assessments guide students to reflection and exploration for deeper learning! Standards correlations are printed on each page to make planning and documentation simple. This series is an ideal resource for differentiation and remediation. Each 96-page book includes a skill assessment, assessment analysis, Common Core State Standards Alignment Matrix, and answer key.

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 meet—and surpass—learning 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.

The author can awaken for you a faculty which is surprisingly dormant in accountants, engineers, scientists, businesspeople, and others who work with figures. This is "number sense" — or the ability to recognize relations between numbers considered as whole quantities. Lack of this number sense makes it entirely possible for a scientist to be proficient in higher mathematics, but to bog down in the arithmetic of everyday life.

This book teaches the necessary mathematical techniques that schools neglect to teach: Horizontal addition, left to right multiplication and division, etc. You will learn a method of multiplication so rapid that you'll be able to do products in not much more time than it would take to write the problem down on paper.

This is not a collection of tricks that work in only a very few special cases, but a serious, capably planned course of basic mathematics for self-instruction. It contains over 9,000 short problems and their solutions for you to work during spare moments. Five or ten minutes spent daily on this book will, within ten weeks, give you a number sense that will double or triple your calculation speed.

Lawrence Weinstein and John Adam present an eclectic array of estimation problems that range from devilishly simple to quite sophisticated and from serious real-world concerns to downright silly ones. How long would it take a running faucet to fill the inverted dome of the Capitol? What is the total length of all the pickles consumed in the US in one year? What are the relative merits of internal-combustion and electric cars, of coal and nuclear energy? The problems are marvelously diverse, yet the skills to solve them are the same. The authors show how easy it is to derive useful ballpark estimates by breaking complex problems into simpler, more manageable ones--and how there can be many paths to the right answer. The book is written in a question-and-answer format with lots of hints along the way. It includes a handy appendix summarizing the few formulas and basic science concepts needed, and its small size and French-fold design make it conveniently portable. Illustrated with humorous pen-and-ink sketches, Guesstimation will delight popular-math enthusiasts and is ideal for the classroom.

Understanding multiplying and dividing is essential for your child to do math problems with confidence. Practice Makes Perfect: Multiplication and Division gives your child bite-sized explanations of the subjects, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the problems they find challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This book features exercises that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through it.

This book is appropriate for a 4th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 5th or 6th grader.

Spectrum(R) Word Problems supplement to classroom work and proficiency test preparation. The series provides examples of how the math skills students learn in school apply to everyday life with challenging, multi-step word problems. It features practice with word problems that are an essential part of the Common Core State Standards. Word problem practice is provided for essential math skills, such as fractions, decimals, percents, metric and customary measurement, graphs and probability, and preparing for algebra and more.

Along the way, you'll go beyond solving hundreds of repetitive problems, and actually use what you learn to make real-life decisions. Does it make sense to buy two years of insurance on a car that depreciates as soon as you drive it off the lot? Can you really afford an XBox 360 and a new iPhone? Learn how to put algebra to work for you, and nail your class exams along the way.

Your time is way too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Algebra uses a visually rich format specifically designed to take advantage of the way your brain really works.

About the Book

Each book in this series helps primary-school students learn and practice basic math skills they'll need in the classroom and on standardized NCLB tests. Printed in 4-color throughout; with numerous special high-interest features.

Key Selling Features

Attractive 4-color page design creates a student-friendly learning experience. All pages are filled to the brim with activities for maximum educational value. High-interest features and real-world applications enliven the learning experience and hold student interest Week-by-week summer study plans support use as a "summer bridge" learning and reinforcement program. All content aligned to state and national standards Instructional content is scaffolded; students are shown examples, then prompted through the process of solving problems independently. Complete review of Grade 1 math aligned to the new "common core" state standards Week-by-week study plans support use as "summer bridge" program for children entering Grade 1 Drill and practice to reinforce learningMarket / Audience

The market for these books consists of parents who are anxious because their children have to take NCLB tests or because their children are falling behind in school. Other parents will buy the books simply because their children need or want additional practice to reinforce school-taught skills.

Sales for this type of workbook always peak in late spring when parents look for "summer bridge" study aids. A week-by-week summer study plan included in the book supports this use.

Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique—forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data—will change the quality of your work and life balance forever.

Using the six tools in The Power of Forgetting, you’ll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster’s exclusive quizzes and games, you’ll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.

This book is an essential resource that will guide you through setting up, creating, and maintaining interactive notebooks for skill retention in the classroom. High-interest and hands-on, interactive notebooks effectively engage students in learning new concepts. Students are encouraged to personalize interactive notebooks to fit their specific learning needs by creating fun, colorful pages for each topic. With this note-taking process, students will learn organization, color coding, summarizing, and other important skills while creating personalized portfolios of their individual learning that they can reference throughout the year.

Spanning grades kindergarten to grade 8, the Interactive Notebooks series focuses on grade-specific math, language arts, or science skills. Aligned to meet current state standards, every 96-page book in this series offers lesson plans to keep the process focused. Reproducibles are included to create notebook pages on a variety of topics, making this series a fun, one-of-a-kind learning experience.

Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, a basic math workbook that allows students to reinforce their skills through key concepts and 500 exercises

About the Book

A no-nonsense practical guide to this subject, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Math offers practice in very basic mathematics skills in an area also sometimes called remedial math. It covers the skills necessary to pass the GED and the math students need to know for community college. Students get reviews of arithmetic, multiplication, division, basic geometry and algebra, as well as negative numbers, square roots, working with fractions, and more.

Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on mathematics right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Math is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants a solid understanding of the fundamentals.

Key Selling Features

Market/Audience

For students who need to review and practice basic math, whether to keep up with class work or to prepare for a test or exam

Author Information

Carolyn Wheater (Hawthorne, NJ) teaches middle school and upper school mathematics at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. Educated at Marymount Manhattan College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has taught math and computer technology for 30 years to students from preschool through college. She is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools.

If any of these questions took you more than a few seconds to solve, you need this book. Short-Cut Math is a concise, remarkably clear compendium of about 150 math short-cuts — timesaving tricks that provide faster, easier ways to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

By using the simple foolproof methods in this volume, you can double or triple your calculation speed — even if you always hated math in school. Here's a sampling of the amazingly effective techniques you will learn in minutes: Adding by 10 Groups; No-Carry Addition; Subtraction Without Borrowing; Multiplying by Aliquot Parts; Test for Divisibility by Odd and Even Numbers; Simplifying Dividends and Divisors; Fastest Way to Add or Subtract Any Pair of Fractions; Multiplying and Dividing with Mixed Numbers, and more.

The short-cuts in this book require no special math ability. If you can do ordinary arithmetic, you will have no trouble with these methods. There are no complicated formulas or unfamiliar jargon — no long drills or exercises. For each problem, the author provides an explanation of the method and a step-by-step solution. Then the short-cut is applied, with a proof and an explanation of why it works.

Students, teachers, businesspeople, accountants, bank tellers, check-out clerks — anyone who uses numbers and wishes to increase his or her speed and arithmetical agility, can benefit from the clear, easy-to-follow techniques given here.

The quickest route to learning a subject is through a solid grounding in the basics. So what you won’t find in Easy Mathematics Step-by-Step is a lot of endless drills. Instead, you get a clear explanation that breaks down complex concepts into easy-to-understand steps, followed by highly focused exercises that are linked to core skills--enabling learners to grasp when and how to apply those techniques.

This book features: Large step-by-step charts breaking down each step within a process and showing clear connections between topics and annotations to clarify difficulties Stay-in-step panels show how to cope with variations to the core steps Step-it-up exercises link practice to the core steps already presented Missteps and stumbles highlight common errors to avoidYou can master math as long as you take it Step-by-Step!

Julian Havil explores Napier’s original development of logarithms, the motivations for his approach, and the reasons behind certain adjustments to them. Napier’s inventive mathematical ideas also include formulas for solving spherical triangles, "Napier’s Bones" (a more basic but extremely popular alternative device for calculation), and the use of decimal notation for fractions and binary arithmetic. Havil also considers Napier’s study of the Book of Revelation, which led to his prediction of the Apocalypse in his first book, A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John—the work for which Napier believed he would be most remembered.

John Napier assesses one man’s life and the lasting influence of his advancements on the mathematical sciences and beyond.

Math is a difficult and abstract subject for many students, yet teachers need to make sure their students comprehend basic math concepts. This engaging activity book is a resource teachers can use to give students concrete understanding of the math behind the questions on most standardized tests, and includes information that will give students a firm grounding to work with more advanced math concepts.

Contains over 100 activities that address topics like number sense, geometry, computation, problem solving, and logical thinking. Includes projects and activities that are correlated to National Math Education Standards Activities are presented in order of difficulty and address different learning stylesMath Wise! is a key resource for teachers who want to teach their students the fundamentals that drive math problems.

Spectrum(R) Word Problems supplement to classroom work and proficiency test preparation. The series provides examples of how the math skills students learn in school apply to everyday life with challenging, multi-step word problems. It features practice with word problems that are an essential part of the Common Core State Standards. Word problem practice is provided for essential math skills, such as fractions, decimals, percents, metric and customary measurement, graphs and probability, and preparing for algebra and more.

Awake Mathemagician Inside You !

- Can you multiply 44465 by 8888 in single line ?

- Can you figure out day on 24/5/2014 in 10 seconds ?

- Can you divide 123456 by 44444 instantaneously ?

- Can you raise number to any integral power ?

- Can you determine divisibility of 124356 by 37 just in 5 seconds ?

- Can you find square root, cube root or any root of any number without using calculator ?

- Can you convert (2134)6 = ( ? )12 in 20 seconds ?

SILENT FEATURES OF BOOK

Introduce VJ's universal divisibility test for all number !

Reveal unique secret behind speed mathematics !

Explain concept behind each method !

Unifies Vedic math, Trachtenberg system and modern math .

Presents faster method for n'th root of any number !

Give quicker methods for converting number from one base to other!

Introduce one-line method to compute root of any number or polynomial equation (VJ's matrix method)

Introduce novel pattern called golden pattern

Golden Lemma and Golden pattern

- Simplify everything right from polynomial multiplication, division , power , root , inverse etc.

- Help to build generic module in high level language to carry out basic operation on polynomial

- Parallel multiplication architecture for multiprocessor environment

- Golden pattern(process) is applicable in many area of algebra.

- Golden pattern is superior over vertically crosswise pattern mentioned in Vedic math.

INTRODUCTION

Now–a -days speed math system ( like Vedic Mathematics , Trachtenberg System) are gaining widespread popularity among students as well as teachers. Speed math refers to faster methods and techniques to solve arithmetic calculation mentally. It saves considerable amount of time in competitive exam. So it is worthy to study speed math.

In order to compute given calculation mentally, one need to recall right kind of specific method (shortcut) out of 1000's. Instead of doing so,

i) Is it possible to compute any arithmetic operation (like addition, multiplication) quickly by using scientific approach ?

ii) Is it possible to derive all methods in speed math by using unique principle ?

iii) Is there any unique secret (principle) behind speed mathematics ?

After researching speed math about 2-3 years, I realized that there is unique secret (principle) behind speed mathematics !! This book explains entire speed mathematics by using single principle and gives introduction to new number system called as global number system. It extends VM framework in some of the area like divisibility, n'th root.

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" Essence of mathematics lies in its freedom" - Georg Cantor

" Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." - Albert Einstein

" As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. " - Albert Einstein

“ In my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically.”

― René Descartes

" Mathematical Knowledge adds vigour to the mind, free it from prejudices & superstition " - John Arbuthnot

Some mathematician, I believe, has said that true pleasure lies not in the discovery of truth, but in the search for it." -Tolstoy

"Mathematics is the queen of science, and arithmetic the queen of mathematics."

- Carl Friedrich Gauss

"Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things." - Isaac Newton

"Quantification is ultimate goal of mathematics.." - V. B. Jadhav

"Truth is ultimate goal of supreme knowledge.." - V.B. Jadhav

Each play includes speakers for three different grade levels of readability: 4th grade and lower, 5th-6th grade, and 7th-8th grade. Concepts are presented so that they are fluid among these grade levels. Taking a cross-curricular approach, the scripts reinforce key math concepts and standards-based math skills taught in the middle grades, such as order of operations, fractions, inequalities, positive and negative numbers, and graphing on a coordinate plane. Each play includes extended activities that will help the teacher incorporate the math concept into the classroom.

These stories challenge many myths, including the notions that mathematics is a solitary pursuit and a "young man's game," the belief that mathematicians are emotionally different from other people, and even the idea that to be a great mathematician it helps to be a little bit crazy. Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner tell stories of lives in math from their very beginnings through old age, including accounts of teaching and mentoring, friendships and rivalries, love affairs and marriages, and the experiences of women and minorities in a field that has traditionally been unfriendly to both. Included here are also stories of people for whom mathematics has been an immense solace during times of crisis, war, and even imprisonment--as well as of those rare individuals driven to insanity and even murder by an obsession with math.

This is a book for anyone who wants to understand why the most rational of human endeavors is at the same time one of the most emotional.

Now published as a portable, learning, reference and subject revision guide, students, teachers and hobbyists can have their own low-cost portable version as an eBook.

For easy reading, a comprehensive list of hundreds of topics each with a graphic image and explanatory text act as a useful exam revision reminder or reference tool for professionals.

The accompanying software which brings all these images to life can be downloaded at no extra charge thereby providing an additional computer based interactive learning resource as an easy and enjoyable way to study.

Unlock the accompanying software with your eBook receipt.

Chapters (250 topics): - Mathematics Tools, Number Systems, Number Conversion, Number Types, Compound Measures, Roots, Angles and Parallels, Triangle Ratios, Triangle Angles, Percentages, Ratios, Fractions, Vectors, Geometry, Circle Angles, Area, Surface Area and Symmetry, Volume, Laws, Algebra 0., Algebra 1., Algebra 2., Mathematical Rules, Powers and Indices, Simplifying, Linear Equations, Graphing, Slope and Translation, Curves and Angle Conversion, Personal Finance, Data Analysis, Binary Numbers, Binary Arithmetic, Additional Notes.

With the common core math curriculum being adopted by forty-three states, it is imperative that students learn to master those key math standards. Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 is the only book currently available that provides activities directly correlated to the new core curriculum for math. This text assists teachers with instructing the material and allows students to practice the concepts through use of the grade-appropriate activities included.

Students learn in different ways, and Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 acknowledges that fact through the inclusion of suggestions for variations and extensions of each concept to be used for students with different abilities and learning styles. The activities and lessons are as diverse as the students in your classroom. Inside Teaching with Common Core Math Standards With Hands-On Activities Grades 3-5, you will find:

Clear instructions to help you cover the skills and concepts for the new math core curriculum Engaging activities that enforce each core math standard for your students Various suggestions for ways to instruct the concepts to reach the diverse learning styles of your students Complete coverage of mathematical calculations, mathematical reasoning, and problem-solving strategies appropriate for grades 3-5Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 prepares students to achieve success in the important area of mathematics. As your students gain an understanding of the common core standards, they will build confidence in their ability to grasp and manipulate mathematical concepts as they move forward to the next level.

Supplying a solid understanding of the key principles of distributed computing and their relationship to real-world applications, Distributed Systems: An Algorithmic Approach, Second Edition makes both an ideal textbook and a handy professional reference.

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics challenges students to become mathematical thinkers, not just mathematical “doers.” This resource will be invaluable for pre- and inservice teachers as they prepare themselves to understand and teach algebra with a deep level of understanding.

“Uncomplicating Algebra is an excellent resource for teachers responsible for the mathematical education of K–8 students. It is also a valuable tool for the training of preservice teachers of elementary and middle school mathematics.”

—Carole Greenes, associate vice provost for STEM education, director of the Practice Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education (PRIME) Center, professor of mathematics education, Arizona State University

“The current climate in North America places a major emphasis on standards, including the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in the U.S. In many cases, teachers are being asked to teach content with which they themselves struggle. In this book, Dr. Small masterfully breaks down the big ideas of algebraic thinking to assist teachers, math coaches, and preservice teachers—helping them to deepen their own understanding of the mathematics they teach. She describes common error patterns and examines algebraic reasoning from a developmental viewpoint, connecting the dots from kindergarten through grade 8. The book is clearly written, loaded with specific examples, and very timely. I recommend it strongly as a ‘must-read’ for all who are seeking to broaden their understanding of algebra and how to effectively teach this important content area to children.”

—Daniel J. Brahier, director, Science and Math Education in ACTION, professor of mathematics education, School of Teaching and Learning, Bowling Green State University

Drawing upon the interdisciplinary nature of cognitive science, this book presents a broadened perspective on mathematics and mathematical reasoning. It represents a move away from the traditional notion of reasoning as "abstract" and "disembodied", to the contemporary view that it is "embodied" and "imaginative." From this perspective, mathematical reasoning involves reasoning with structures that emerge from our bodily experiences as we interact with the environment; these structures extend beyond finitary propositional representations. Mathematical reasoning is imaginative in the sense that it utilizes a number of powerful, illuminating devices that structure these concrete experiences and transform them into models for abstract thought. These "thinking tools"--analogy, metaphor, metonymy, and imagery--play an important role in mathematical reasoning, as the chapters in this book demonstrate, yet their potential for enhancing learning in the domain has received little recognition.

This book is an attempt to fill this void. Drawing upon backgrounds in mathematics education, educational psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive science, the chapter authors provide a rich and comprehensive analysis of mathematical reasoning. New and exciting perspectives are presented on the nature of mathematics (e.g., "mind-based mathematics"), on the array of powerful cognitive tools for reasoning (e.g., "analogy and metaphor"), and on the different ways these tools can facilitate mathematical reasoning. Examples are drawn from the reasoning of the preschool child to that of the adult learner.

The book contains eight parts, each emphasizing a different aspect of how to succeed with STEM. Part 1 emphasizes how hands-on activities that are both fun and educational can be used to further STEM awareness. Parts 2 and 3 contain chapters on the uniting of STEM with Information Literacy. Innovative collection development ideas are discussed in Part 4 and Part 5 focuses on research and publishing. Outreach is the theme of Part 6 and the programs described in these chapters offer an array of ways to connect with students of all ages. The final section of How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries addresses the funding of these programs.

Librarians of all types will be pleased to discover easy-to-implement suggestions for collaborative efforts, many rich and diverse programming ideas, strategies for improving reference services and library instruction to speakers of English as a second language, marketing and promotional tips designed to welcome multicultural patrons into the library, and much more.