Love and Math

The Heart of Hidden Reality

Love and Math

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.

20 Instant Math Learning Centers Kids Will Love

Reproducible Activities and Patterns That Help Young Learners Practice Math Skills Independently

20 Instant Math Learning Centers Kids Will Love

Setting up math learning centers is a snap! Just photocopy the ready-to-go patterns and easy-to-read step-by-step directions for each center and file them in a folder or envelope. Kids make number-shaped cookies, create funny-looking creatures using basic shapes for body parts, measure animal pictures using crayons, sort colorful bugs according to various attributes, and much more. Other essential math concepts include graphing, addition, subtraction, money, time, and more.

Strange Attractors

Poems of Love and Mathematics

Strange Attractors

Strange Attractors is a collection of approximately 150 poems with strong links to mathematics in content, form, or imagery. The common theme is love, and the editors draw from its various manifestations—romantic love, spiritual love, humorous love, love between parents and children, mathematicians in love, love of mathematics. The poets include literary masters as well as celebrated mathematicians and scientists. "What, after all, is mathematics but the poetry of the mind, and what is poetry but the mathematics of the heart?" So wrote the American mathematician and educator David Eugene Smith. In a similar vein, the German mathematician Karl Weierstrass declared, "A mathematician who is not at the same time something of a poet will never be a full mathematician." Most mathematicians will know what they meant. But what do professional poets think of mathematics? In this delightful collection, the editors present the view of the same terrain—the connections between mathematics and poetry—from the other side of the equation: the poets. Now is your chance to see if the equation balances. —Keith Devlin, mathematician, Stanford University, and author of The Math Gene, The Math Instinct, and The Language of Mathematics

Learning to Love Math

Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results

Learning to Love Math

Is there a way to get students to love math? Dr. Judy Willis responds with an emphatic yes in this informative guide to getting better results in math class. Tapping into abundant research on how the brain works, Willis presents a practical approach for how we can improve academic results by demonstrating certain behaviors and teaching students in a way that minimizes negativity.With a straightforward and accessible style, Willis shares the knowledge and experience she has gained through her dual careers as a math teacher and a neurologist. In addition to learning basic brain anatomy and function, readers will learn how to* Improve deep-seated negative attitudes toward math.* Plan lessons with the goal of “achievable challenge” in mind.* Reduce mistake anxiety with techniques such as errorless math and estimation.* Teach to different individual learning strengths and skill levels.* Spark motivation.* Relate math to students’ personal interests and goals.* Support students in setting short-term and long-term goals.* Convince students that they can change their intelligence.With dozens of strategies teachers can use right now, Learning to Love Math puts the power of research directly into the hands of educators. A Brain Owner’s Manual, which dives deeper into the structure and function of the brain, is also included—providing a clear explanation of how memories are formed and how skills are learned. With informed teachers guiding them, students will discover that they can build a better brain . . . and learn to love math!

Kids Love Math Crafts

Kids Love Math Crafts

Math is the only language shared by all human beings across the globe. Students will practice their math skills, including addition, subtraction, and fractions, as they cut, fold, measure, and draw. They will create a piggy bank to keep track of their money, learn Roman numerals to send a secret message, and see how different shapes can fit together to make a stegosaurus shadow puppet. In addition to the ten projects, patterns that are easy to reproduce using a copier or printer are provided as well as a Learn More section with current books and websites.

I LOVE MATH

I LOVE MATH

I Love Math is about a young student who is on his way to math class. He stops in front of the classroom, scared to go in, because he doubts his math skills. What he doesn't know, is how much he has learned without realizing it.

I Love HandsOn Math Workbook Book 3

Complete coverage of NCTM standard

I Love HandsOn Math Workbook Book 3

Developed by an experienced educator and classroom tested for more than a decade, the "I Love Math" program presents a complete elementary math curriculum! Each volume provides an entire year's worth of challenging exercises focused on standardsbased topics. Using engaging color graphics and easytofollow practical lessons, the program is perfect for students of various learning styles and skill levels. The unique learning approach featured in the program furnishes a funfilled means of motivating students to think more deeply, investigate, explain, and understand problemsolving strategies. Each workbook provides completed coverage of the following concepts: whole numbers, patterns & algebra, mass, addition & subtraction, data, time, multiplication & division, length, threedimensional space, chance, volume & capacity, and position. Concepts are divided into two sections one per semester. Each section is two or three pages in length and is followed by an assessment which allows for immediate and continuous feedback. Lesson extensions and suggestions for going forward are also included with each activity. The handson activities can be performed using a variety of commonly available classroom materials.

Math Sense

The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Instruction

Math Sense

How is that you can walk into a classroom and gain an overall sense of the quality of math instruction taking place there? What contributes to getting that sense? In Math Sense, Chris Moynihan explores some of the components that comprise the look, sound, and feel of effective teaching and learning. Does the landscape of the classroom feature such items as student work samples, a math literature collection, and a number line? Do the lessons include wait time, checks for understanding, and written feedback? Do you feel a spirit of collaboration, risk taking, and a sense of pride? In Math Sense, Chris provides a series of self-assessment rubrics to help you identify the earmarks of a vibrant mathematics community that will help inform and refine your practice. This practical guide offers a road map for taking stock of your teaching and building a stronger mathematics classroom environment for you and your students.

Essential Math Skills: Interactive Inventory for Kindergarten

Essential Math Skills: Interactive Inventory for Kindergarten

Learn about essential math skills needed by kindergartners to ensure deep understanding of key math concepts. Bob Sornson created a system for tracking the development of early math skills.

I Love HandsOn Math Workbook Book 4

Complete coverage of NCTM standard

I Love HandsOn Math Workbook Book 4

Developed by an experienced educator and classroom tested for more than a decade, the "I Love Math" program presents a complete elementary math curriculum! Each volume provides an entire year's worth of challenging exercises focused on standardsbased topics. Using engaging color graphics and easytofollow practical lessons, the program is perfect for students of various learning styles and skill levels. The unique learning approach featured in the program furnishes a funfilled means of motivating students to think more deeply, investigate, explain, and understand problemsolving strategies. Each workbook provides completed coverage of the following concepts: whole numbers, patterns & algebra, mass, addition & subtraction, data, time, multiplication & division, length, threedimensional space, chance, volume & capacity, and position. Concepts are divided into two sections one per semester. Each section is two or three pages in length and is followed by an assessment which allows for immediate and continuous feedback. Lesson extensions and suggestions for going forward are also included with each activity. The handson activities can be performed using a variety of commonly available classroom materials.