Discrete Mathematics in the Schools

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This volume is a collection of articles written by experienced primary, secondary, and collegiate educators. The book explains why discrete mathematics should be taught in K-12 classrooms and offers practical guidance on how to do so. In this book, teachers at all levels will find a great deal of valuable material to help them introduce discrete mathematics in their classrooms. One main article provides a comprehensive and detailed view of discrete mathematics for K-12. Another surveys the resources that are available for teachers. School and district curriculum leaders will find material that addresses how discrete mathematics can be introduced into their curricula. College faculty members will find ideas and topics that can be incorporated into a variety of courses.It features: classroom activities and an annotated list of resources; authors who are directors of innovative programs and who are well known for their work; a description of discrete mathematics providing the opportunity for a fresh start for students who have been previously unsuccessful in mathematics; discussion on discrete mathematics as it is used to achieve the goals of the current effort to improve mathematics education; guidance on topics, resources and teaching; and a valuable guide for both pre-service and in-service professional development.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 171.45 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 850g
  • Providence, United States
  • English
  • 0821811371
  • 9780821811375
  • 3,008,267

Table of contents

The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Views from the Classroom: The impact of discrete mathematics in my classroom by P. Carney Three for the money: An hour in the classroom by N. Casey Fibonacci reflections--It's elementary! by J. C. Kowalczyk Using discrete mathematics to give remedial students a second chance by S. H. Picker What we've got here is a failure to cooperate by R. J. Settergren The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Achieving Broader Goals: Implementing the standards: Let's focus on the first four by N. Casey and M. R. Fellows Discrete mathematics: A vehicle for problem solving and excitement by M. B. Cozzens Logic and discrete mathematics in the schools by S. S. Epp Writing discrete(ly) by R. Leibowitz Discrete mathematics and public perceptions of mathematics by J. Malkevitch Mathematical modeling and discrete mathematics by H. O. Pollak The role of applications in teaching discrete mathematics by F. S. Roberts What Is Discrete Mathematics: Two Perspectives: What is discrete mathematics? The many answers by S. B. Maurer A comprehensive view of discrete mathematics: Chapter 14 of the New Jersey Mathematics Curriculum Framework by J. G. Rosenstein Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Existing Mathematics Curricula, Grades K-8: Discrete mathematics in K-2 classrooms by V. A. DeBellis Rhythm and pattern: Discrete mathematics with an artistic connection for elementary school teachers by R. E. Jamison Discrete mathematics activities for middle school by E. Maletsky Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Existing Mathematics Curricula, Grades 9-12: Putting chaos into calculus courses by R. L. Devaney Making a difference with difference equations by J. A. Dossey Discrete mathematical modeling in the secondary curriculum: Rationale and examples from The Core-Plus Mathematics Project by E. W. Hart A discrete mathematics experience with general mathematics students by B. Hoyer Algorithms, algebra, and the computer lab by P. G. Lewis Discrete mathematics is already in the classroom---But it's hiding by J. Reinthaler Integrating discrete mathematics into the curriculum: An example by J. T. Sandefur High School Courses on Discrete Mathematics: The status of discrete mathematics in the high schools by H. F. Bailey Discrete mathematics: A fresh start for secondary students by L. C. Biehl A discrete mathematics textbook for high schools by N. Crisler, P. Fisher, and G. Froelich Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science: Computer science, problem solving, and discrete mathematics by P. B. Henderson The role of computer science and discrete mathematics in the high school curriculum by V. K. Proulx Resources for Teachers: Discrete mathematics software for K-12 education by N. Dean and Y. Liu Recommended resources for teaching discrete mathematics by D. S. Franzblau and J. C. Kowalczyk The leadership program in discrete mathematics by J. G. Rosenstein and V. A. DeBellis Computer software for the teaching of discrete mathematics in the schools by M. Vassallo and A. Ralston.
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