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Study & Teaching

  • A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Ageby David J. Helfand

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    We all swim in a sea of Big Data, dangerously vulnerable to the unscientific thinking that now replaces the critical faculties we used to rely on. We seek simple explanations where complexity is required. But as we endeavor to solve global problems of energy, food, and water shortages, a planetary biodiversity crisis, and emerging threats to our public... more...

  • Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practicesby José Ferreirós

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book presents a new approach to the epistemology of mathematics by viewing mathematics as a human activity whose knowledge is intimately linked with practice. Charting an exciting new direction in the philosophy of mathematics, José Ferreirós uses the crucial idea of a continuum to provide an account of the development of mathematical knowledge... more...

  • Making Number Talks Matterby Cathy Humphreys; Ruth Parker

    Stenhouse Publishers 2015; US$ 16.99

    Making Number Talks Matter  is about the myriad decisions facing teachers as they make this fifteen-minute daily routine a vibrant and vital part of their mathematics instruction. Throughout the book, Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker offer practical ideas for using Number Talks to help students learn to reason numerically and build a solid foundation... more...

  • CliffsNotes Grade 8 Common Core Math Reviewby Sandra Luna McCune

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 14.99

    A review of the topics that comprise Grade 8 Common Core Math, including subject reviews, example problems throughout, and two practice tests. more...

  • Teaching Mathematics Using Popular Cultureby Elana Reiser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Mathematics teachers often struggle to motivate their students. One way to cultivate and maintain student interest is for teachers to incorporate popular media into their methodology. Organized on the subject strands of the Common Core, this book explores math concepts featured in contemporary films and television shows and offers numerous examples... more...

  • Challenging Math Problemsby Terry Stickels

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 9.95

    Two friends wish to meet for breakfast twice a month throughout the year. In how many ways can they choose those two days so that they never meet on consecutive days? You want to measure 30 seconds and you have two pieces of string, each of which burns for 40 seconds. How can you accomplish this without bending, folding, or cutting the strings? A... more...

  • Attacking Problems in Logarithms and Exponential Functionsby David S. Kahn

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 8.95

    This original volume offers a concise, highly focused review of what high school and beginning college students need to know in order to solve problems in logarithms and exponential functions. Numerous rigorously tested examples and coherent to-the-point explanations, presented in an easy-to-follow format, provide valuable tools for conquering this... more...

  • Directions for Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduatesby Mark A. Peterson; Yanir A. Rubinstein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 66.00

    “The US National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in mathematics is now 25 years old, and it is a good time to think about what it has achieved, how it has changed, and where this idea will go next.”. This was the premise of the conference held at Mt. Holyoke College during 21–22 June,... more...

  • The Magic of Mathsby Arthur Benjamin

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    The Magic of Maths is the maths book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examplesfrom ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squaresthis book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You?ll... more...

  • The Magic of Mathby Arthur Benjamin

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examplesfrom ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squaresthis book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You?ll... more...