## The Secrets of Triangles

A Mathematical Journey

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 387

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Requiring no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics and written in clear and accessible language, this book will give all readers a new insight into some of the most enjoyable and fascinating aspects of geometry. Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common three-sided figure holds many intriguing "secrets." For example, if a circle is inscribed in any random triangle and then three lines are drawn from the three points of tangency to the opposite vertices of the triangle, these lines will always meet at a common point-no matter what the shape of the triangle. This and many more interesting geometrical properties are revealed in this entertaining and illuminating book about geometry. Flying in the face of the common impression that mathematics is usually dry and intimidating, this book proves that this sometimes-daunting, abstract discipline can be both fun and intellectually stimulating. The authors, two veteran math educators, explore the multitude of surprising relationships connected with triangles and show some clever approaches to constructing triangles using a straightedge and a compass. Readers will learn how they can improve their problem-solving skills by performing these triangle constructions. The lines, points, and circles related to triangles harbor countless surprising relationships that are presented here in a very engaging fashion.

## 100 Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 203

100 ways to get students hooked on math! That one question got you stumped? Or maybe you have the answer, but it’s not all that compelling. Al Posamentier and his coauthors to the rescue with this handy reference containing fun answers to students’100 most frequently asked math questions. Even if you already have the answers, Al’s explanations are certain to keep kids hooked. The big benefits? You’ll discover high-interest ways to Teach to the Common Core’s math content standards Promote inquiry and process in mathematical thinking Build procedural skills and conceptual understanding Encourage flexibility in problem solving Emphasize efficient test-taking strategies

## What Successful Math Teachers Do, Grades 6-12

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 434

How exactly does What Successful Math Teachers Do work? It couldn't be easier to navigate. The book's eleven chapters organize clusters of strategies around a single aspect of a typical instructional program. For each of the 80 strategies, the authors present: A brief description of that strategy A summary of supporting research The NCTM and Common Core Standards it meets--and how Classroom applications, with examples Precautions and possible pitfalls Primary sources for further reading and research

## Strategy Games to Enhance Problem-Solving Ability in Mathematics

Author: Alfred S Posamentier

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 136

View: 260

Games are seen only for recreation. However, this book shows that games can be used to strengthen problem-solving skills and beyond. This book presents strategy games and discusses for each one solutions towards a winning position in the game. In most cases, these strategies are analogous to problem-solving strategies in mathematics. Readers are also exposed to a wide variety of games from several different cultures, which will broaden the perspective of the readers.

## Problem-Solving Strategies in Mathematics

From Common Approaches to Exemplary Strategies

Author: Alfred S Posamentier

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 188

View: 286

This book introduces ten problem-solving strategies by first presenting the strategy and then applying it to problems in elementary mathematics. In doing so, first the common approach is shown, and then a more elegant strategy is provided. Elementary mathematics is used so that the reader can focus on the strategy and not be distracted by some more sophisticated mathematics.

## Strange Matters:

Undiscovered Ideas at the Frontiers of Space and Time

Author: Tom Siegfried

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 847

## 1089 and All that : a Journey Into Mathematics

Author: D. J. Acheson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 178

View: 245

This excellent book, written by the established author David Acheson, makes mathematics accessible to everyone. Providing an entertaining and witty overview of the subject, the text includes several fascinating puzzles, and is accompanied by numerous illustrations and sketches by world famous cartoonists. This unusual book is one of the most readable explanations of mathematics available.

## You are a mathematician

a wise and witty introduction to the joy of numbers

Author: David G. Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 424

View: 126

A guide to the potential and pleasures of math explores the patterns and properties associated with numbers, reveals the origins of mathematical theories and principles, and includes more than one hundred mathematical puzzles

Author: Teacher Created Materials Staff

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 998

The Complete Kit includes 6 copies of each of the 16 Math Readers per grade level (96 books total), Teacher's Resource Guide, Teacher's Resource CD, 16 full-colour problem solving transparencies, and an Interactive Mathematics Activities CD featuring 8 mathematical games.

## A Mathematical Journey

Author: Stanley Gudder

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 622

View: 922