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Dr. Stoutmorrill's Campus Innovation Project for the Kellogg Institute
The Joy of Mathematics by Theoni Pappas[PRINT] Part of the joy of mathematics is that it is everywhere-in soap bubbles, electricity, da Vinci's masterpieces, even in an ocean wave. Written by the well-known mathematics teacher consultant, this volume's collection of over 200 clearly illustrated mathematical ideas, concepts, puzzles, and games shows where they turn up in the "real" world. You'll find out what a googol is, visit hotel infinity, read a thorny logic problem that was stumping them back in the 8th century. THE JOY OF MATHEMATICS is designed to be opened at random...it's mini essays are self-contained providing the reader with an enjoyable way to explore and experience mathematics at its best.
Call Number: QA93 .P365 1989
Publication Date: 1993-01-23
More Joy of Mathematics by Theoni PappasNow Pappas has done it again, or rather, has done more! The pages of MORE JOY OF MATHEMATICS spill over with ideas, puzzles, games from all over the world, historic background, exciting graphics and up-to-the-minute math breakthrough. Readers will find plent to enjoy as they discover Pappas' unique easy reading style. This sequel to the popular title, THE JOY OF MATHEMATICS, let's you appreciate how mathematics is connected to the everyday world-- and how a glimpse of essential concepts can enrich one's life in so many ways. Pappas' fresh and lively approach to mathematics -- appealing even to those who are intimidated by the world of numbers--unlocks pleasures, mysteries, and applications of over two-hundred of mathematical concepts.
Publication Date: 1993-01-23
This list of math vocabulary words was provided courtesy of Professor Risko.
A collection of objects. The objects in a set are most commonly called the members of a set.
A set of numbers starting at 1, 2, 3, and continuing on in the same manner indefinitely.
A set of numbers starting at 0,1, 2 and continuing on in the same manner indefinitely.
A number line is a line that is used to visualize the distance between and the relationships of numbers.
A symbol (=) that means "is equal to."
A statement formed by mathematical symbols that can be proven true or false.
Three symbols (≠, >, <) that are used to compare numbers that are not equal.
Integers include both negative numbers such as -3, -2, -1 and the whole numbers 0, 1, 2, and so on.
Integers to the left of zero on the number line (-1, -2, -3...)
Integers to the right of zero (1,2,3...)
Numbers that are smaller than an integer, but larger than the next smaller integer. They can be expressed as quotients of integers.
These numbers cannot be expressed as quotients of integers, nor can they be represented by rational numbers. The number "pi" or π (3.14159...) is a common example.
The combination of rational and irrational numbers, all numbers that correspond to a point on a number line.
Numbers to the left of zero on a number line
Numbers to the right of zero on a number line.
A title under which both positive and negative numbers fall.
The absolute value of a number is the distance between that number and zero on the number line.