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Rediscovering Mathematics is aimed at a general audience and addresses the question of how best to teach and study mathematics. The book attempts to bring the exciting and dynamic world of mathematics to a non-technical audience. With so much focus today on how best to educate the new generation and make mathematics less rote and more interactive, this book is an eye-opening experience for many people who suffered with dull math teachers and curricula. Rediscovering Mathematics is an eclectic collection of mathematical topics and puzzles aimed at talented youngsters and inquisitive adults who want to expand their view of mathematics. By focusing on problem solving, and discouraging rote memorization, the book shows how to learn and teach mathematics through investigation, experimentation, and discovery. Rediscovering Mathematics is also an excellent text for training math teachers at all levels. Topics range in difficulty and cover a wide range of historical periods, with some examples demonstrating how to uncover mathematics in everyday life, including: number theory and its application to secure communication over the Internet, the algebraic and combinatorial work of a medieval mathematician Rabbi, and applications of probability to sports, casinos, and gambling. Rediscovering Mathematics provides a fresh view of mathematics for those who already like the subject, and offers a second chance for those who think they don't.
Rediscovering Mathematics is a guide to more effective mathematical education, offering topics and puzzles that can inspire a renewed interest in mathematics among students and enthusiasts. Suitable for anyone wanting to expand their view of mathematics, the book's topics are linked by the theme of mathematical learning through investigation, challenge, and discovery. This book can be used as a text for training mathematics teachers at all levels, and is recommended for anyone interested in mathematics and how mathematics should be taught. Containing dozens of illustrations, tables, and exercises, the book focuses on problem solving and understanding, subsuming learning by memorization. Topics range from number theory and applications, to secure Internet communication, to probability in sports and gambling.