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Resources for Research in Mathematics Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Mathematics Education program and specifically for those in Professor Alexander Karp's Fall 2015 course MSTM 6037, Professional Seminar in Mathematics Education.  The resources, primarily electronic and …

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Teacher education matters: A study of middle school mathematics teacher preparation in six countries 

Title: Teacher education matters: A study of middle school mathematics teacher preparation in six countries Editors: William H. Schmidt, Sigrid Blömeke, Maria Teresa Tatto, et al. Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: QA10.5 .S36 2011 From the Publisher: Based on a major international teacher education research project—the Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century Study (MT21)—this …

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Happy “Pi” Day? 

So, today everyone has been referencing some "Pi Day".  Upon further investigation, I realized the reference is in regard to today's date: 3/14.  Clever...sort of.  Pi (Π), often rounded off to 3.14, is actually a mathematical constant used to calculate the area of a circle (A= Π r²).  It is a never-ending number. The first …

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Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus 

Title: Finite mathematics and applied calculus Author: Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble Publisher: Brooks Cole Call Number: QA 373.3.W37 2011 (Oversize) From the Publisher: Full of relevant and current real-world applications, Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble's FINITE MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED CALCULUS, Fifth Edition helps your students relate to mathematics! Throughout the text is clearly delineated, …

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Path of a Mathematician: Favorite Student? 

Every educator had this experience: what type of student is the best?  Is it the straight-A student, is it the inquisitive kid, or is it the smartest pupil? For mathematics, the answer is a toss.  Sure, I have had the straight-A students who hardly breaks a sweat doing any problems.  I had the overachievers who …

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Have You Been Rattled Lately? 

There was a French illuminatus called the “Bourbaki” – a mathematical club with an eccentrically exclusive membership. When a member was over a certain age, younger ones would at time test his acumen by tossing him a tough question.  Bourbakists called this tradition “shaking the tree” – a saying in Indonesia when boys hang on …

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Mathematical Problem Solving in the Real World 

Imagine you are the head of a research division for a world renowned IT content delivery firm, providing a hugely popular web portal that reaches every corner of the globe and you are given the following challenge: a country in South America under an autocratic regime that censors the content of your company’s publication on …

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The Path of a Mathematician: Good Bookkeeping 

Among the great many pieces of advice my mother gave me was one that tested my patience.  Every Friday afternoon after 4PM, unless I am engaged in a special task, she asked me to collect my thoughts on teaching experience and on new insights into mathematics for the week.  “Write it down, save it on …

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The Path of a Mathematician: Puzzles for Starters 

Mathematics is more than an occupation, it is a way of life.  The same can be said about many other occupations.  I taught my first course in mathematics at a university.  It was the dreaded calculus.  Calculus is gateway class in every meaning – it is a must-take if one is to specialize in most …

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Assessing middle and high school mathematics and science : differentiating formative assessment 

Title: Assessing middle and high school mathematics and science : differentiating formative assessment Author: Sheryn Spencer Waterman Publisher: Eye on Education, Larchmont, N.Y. Check it out: QA11.2 .W374 2010 From the Publisher: For middle and high school teachers of mathematics and science, this book is filled with examples of instructional strategies that address students’ readiness …

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Mathematics, Science, and Technology Research Guide 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST) at Teachers College, with an emphasis on materials of use to those in Professor Felicia Moore Mensah's course MSTC 5001, Qualitative Research Methods in Science Education. The …

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