Love and Math

Author: Edward Frenkel

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465064953

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

View: 6979


A New York Times Science Bestseller What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren't even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry. In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math we've never seen, suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this heartfelt and passionate book, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures, time, and space. Love and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders of mathematics and of one young man's journey learning and living it. Having braved a discriminatory educational system to become one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians, Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of math in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Program enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve problems, such as Fermat's last theorem, that had seemed intractable before. At its core, Love and Math is a story about accessing a new way of thinking, which can enrich our lives and empower us to better understand the world and our place in it. It is an invitation to discover the magic hidden universe of mathematics.

Love and Math

Author: Edward Frenkel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465069959

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 7560


An awesome, globe-spanning, and New York Times bestselling journey through the beauty and power of mathematics What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren't even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry. In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math we've never seen, suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this heartfelt and passionate book, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures, time, and space. Love and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders of mathematics and of one young man's journey learning and living it. Having braved a discriminatory educational system to become one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians, Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of math in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Program enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve problems, such as Fermat's last theorem, that had seemed intractable before. At its core, Love and Math is a story about accessing a new way of thinking, which can enrich our lives and empower us to better understand the world and our place in it. It is an invitation to discover the magic hidden universe of mathematics.

CliffsNotes TExES Math 4-8 (115) and Math 7-12 (235)

Author: Sandra Luna McCune

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358129966

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

View: 4645


CliffsNotes TExES Math 4-8 (115) and Math 7-12 (235) is the perfect way to study for Texas’ middle school and high school math teacher certification tests. Becoming a certified middle school math teacher and high school math teacher in Texas means first passing the TExES Math 4-8 (115) teacher certification test for middle school teachers or the TExES Math 7-12 (235) teacher certification test for high school teachers. This professional teacher certification test is required for all teachers who want to teach math in a Texas middle or high school. Covering each test’s six domains and individual competencies with in-depth subject reviews, this test-prep book also includes two model practice tests with answers and explanations for the Math 4-8 and two model practice tests with answers and explanations for the Math 7-12. Answer explanations detail why correct answers are correct, as well as what makes incorrect answer choices incorrect.

Loving and Hating Mathematics

Author: Reuben Hersh,Vera John-Steiner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836116

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

View: 9077


Mathematics is often thought of as the coldest expression of pure reason. But few subjects provoke hotter emotions--and inspire more love and hatred--than mathematics. And although math is frequently idealized as floating above the messiness of human life, its story is nothing if not human; often, it is all too human. Loving and Hating Mathematics is about the hidden human, emotional, and social forces that shape mathematics and affect the experiences of students and mathematicians. Written in a lively, accessible style, and filled with gripping stories and anecdotes, Loving and Hating Mathematics brings home the intense pleasures and pains of mathematical life. 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.

*The Secret of Math

Author: Jon Arnhold

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504974638

Category: Mathematics

Page: 48

View: 2836


“Because I love English and I hate math!” replied the first-year college student when I asked her what was going on as an evaluation of her transcript revealed most subject areas completed except for math and science. There was something deep and emotional at work in her words. She – it could easily have been a he – needed not just help, but a major shift in the way she thought about math and science. Herein is that help. This is a simple approach built from years of college advising, and if implemented, will open the door to another way of working with math, and looking at life. While the book is designed for the college student who has been highly successful in avoiding math and/or science, it does have application in the primary through secondary school system. And, it is also a communication tool that may be used in personal relationships.

The Personality of Math

Author: Paul A Wagner,Frank Fair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475862997

Category:

Page: 160

View: 595


This book shows that engaging with the personality of math is an essential key to learning and teaching math.

Imagine Math 2

Author: Michele Emmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8847028892

Category: Mathematics

Page: 262

View: 3703


Imagine mathematics, imagine with the help of mathematics, imagine new worlds, new geometries, new forms. The new volume in the series “Imagine Math” is intended to contribute to grasping how much that is interesting and new is happening in the relationships between mathematics, imagination and culture. The present book begins with the connections between mathematics, numbers, poetry and music, with the latest opera by Italian composer Claudio Ambrosini. Literature and narrative also play an important role here. There is cinema too, with the “erotic” mathematics films by Edward Frenkel, and the new short “Arithmétique “ by Munari and Rovazzani. The section on applications of mathematics features a study of ants, as well as the refined forms and surfaces generated by algorithms used in the performances by Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne. Last but not least, in honour of the hundredth anniversary of his birth, a mathematical, literary and theatrical homage to Alan Turing, one of the outstanding figures of the twentieth century.

Love and Compassion

Author: John P. Miller

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487522576

Category: Compassion

Page: 176

View: 2504


In Love and Compassion, John P. Miller explores different forms of love, including self-love, the love of others, compassion, the love of learning, as well as nonviolence, and how they have the potential to improve education.

Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math?

Author: Judith McVarish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135908893

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 8119


This book argues that even in today's high-stakes testing environment, 'teaching to the test' need not be teachers’ only focus as they introduce young children to mathematics. Judith McVarish demonstrates how building a community of learners and using problem solving to engage students can help teachers encourage students’ disposition to creative thinking and reasoning—skills that can otherwise become lost due to the pressure of the many other expectations placed upon both teachers and students. This book offers strategies for infusing mathematics learning and reasoning into elementary school classrooms while meeting curriculum and testing mandates. The teacher researcher component of each chapter provides a vehicle for teachers to bring their own expertise and questions back into the teaching and learning equation.