From "Raising Rabbits" to "Prickly Pinecones" 24 easy-to-use, reproducible activities and projects introduce students to Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio. Extensions allow the class to explore topics in depth or plan special events around Fibonacci numbers. Topics include geometry, statistics, networks, coordinate graphing, calculators, sequences, number bases, problem solving, and patterns.
This book will give you a thorough grounding in the principal and supporting tools and technologies that make up the Xcode developer tools suite. Apple has provided a comprehensive collection of developer tools, and this is the first book to examine the complete Apple programming environment for both Mac OS X and iPhone. Comprehensive coverage of all the Xcode developer tools Additional coverage of useful third-party development tools Not just a survey of features, but a serious examination of the complete development process for Mac OS X and iPhone applications
Professional ASP.NET 4, Professional C# 4, VB 2010 Programmer's Reference, WPF Programmer's Reference, Professional Visual Studio 2010, and Professional SQL Server 2008
Author: Bill Evjen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The books included in this set are: 9780470502204 Professional ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB: Written by three highly recognized and regarded ASP.NET experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage on ASP.NET 4 with a unique approach featuring examples in both C# and VB, as is the incomparable coverage of core ASP.NET. 9780470502259 Professional C# 4 and .NET 4: After a quick refresher on C# basics, the author dream team moves on to provide you with details of language and framework features including LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, WPF, Workflow, and Generics. 9780470548653 Professional Visual Studio 2010: This book gets you quickly up to speed on what you can expect from Visual Studio 2010. Packed with helpful examples, this comprehensive guide explains examines the features of Visual Studio 2010, which allows you to create and manage programming projects for the Windows platform. 9780470499832 Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference: This reference guide provides you with a broad, solid understanding of essential Visual Basic 2010 topics and clearly explains how to use this powerful programming language to perform a variety of tasks 9780470477229 WPF Programmer's Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4: Written by a leading expert on Microsoft graphics programming, this richly illustrated book provides an introduction to WPF development and explains fundamental WPF concepts. 9780470257029 Professional SQL Server 2008 Programming: This expanded best-seller includes new coverage of SQL Server 2008's new datatypes, new indexing structures, manageability features, and advanced time-zone handling.
This example-driven book offers a thorough introduction to Java's APIs for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) and RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS). Java Web Services: Up and Running takes a clear, pragmatic approach to these technologies by providing a mix of architectural overview, complete working code examples, and short yet precise instructions for compiling, deploying, and executing an application. You'll learn how to write web services from scratch and integrate existing services into your Java applications. With Java Web Services: Up and Running, you will: Understand the distinction between SOAP-based and REST-style services Write, deploy, and consume SOAP-based services in core Java Understand the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) service contract Recognize the structure of a SOAP message Learn how to deliver Java-based RESTful web services and consume commercial RESTful services Know security requirements for SOAP- and REST-based web services Learn how to implement JAX-WS in various application servers Ideal for students as well as experienced programmers, Java Web Services: Up and Running is the concise guide you need to start working with these technologies right away.
This book is an outgrowth of a collection of 100 problems chosen to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the undergraduate math honor society Pi Mu Epsilon. Each chapter describes a problem or event, the progress made, and connections to entries from other years or other parts of mathematics. In places, some knowledge of analysis or algebra, number theory or probability will be helpful. Put together, these problems will be appealing and accessible to energetic and enthusiastic math majors and aficionados of all stripes. Stephan Ramon Garcia is WM Keck Distinguished Service Professor and professor of mathematics at Pomona College. He is the author of four books and over eighty research articles in operator theory, complex analysis, matrix analysis, number theory, discrete geometry, and other fields. He has coauthored dozens of articles with students, including one that appeared in The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2015. He is on the editorial boards of Notices of the AMS, Proceedings of the AMS, American Mathematical Monthly, Involve, and Annals of Functional Analysis. He received four NSF research grants as principal investigator and five teaching awards from three different institutions. He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society and was the inaugural recipient of the Society's Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research. Steven J. Miller is professor of mathematics at Williams College and a visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He has published five books and over one hundred research papers, most with students, in accounting, computer science, economics, geophysics, marketing, mathematics, operations research, physics, sabermetrics, and statistics. He has served on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Number Theory, Notices of the AMS, and the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. He is active in enrichment and supplemental curricular initiatives for elementary and secondary mathematics, from the Teachers as Scholars Program and VCTAL (Value of Computational Thinking Across Grade Levels), to numerous math camps (the Eureka Program, HCSSiM, the Mathematics League International Summer Program, PROMYS, and the Ross Program). He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, an at-large senator for Phi Beta Kappa, and a member of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee, where he sees firsthand the challenges of applying mathematics.
Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
A Guide for Teachers, Parents, & Mentors of Grade School Children
Author: Norman Santora
Text for Author Bio: Norman Santora, PhD is a Medicinal Chemist who has used mathematics in designing biological agents for a major pharmaceutical company. He holds 21 patents and has presented over 20 seminars on the design of drugs. Text for book description: The exercises in this Math Fun book were designed to instill in the children a good, healthy feeling for math. By teaching the mathematical basis for playing games and doing puzzles, the author anticipates that the children will have a feeling of power and fun as they defeat their elders and playmates. This experience should give them an appreciation for the source of this power; namely, mathematics! Finally, it is his hope that the beauty of mathematics, its logic and symmetry and pattern will become apparent to the students. Another goal in this book is to teach children a variety of problem-solving techniques, and to try to convince them to be prepared to look at a problem with an open mind, by taking advantage of isomorphism, for example.
5th International Conference, FUN 2010, Ischia, Italy, June 2-4, 2010, Proceedings
Author: Paolo Boldi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Conference, FUN 2010, held in June 2010 in Ischia, Italy. FUN with algorithms is a three-yearly conference that aims at atractings works which, besides a deep and interesting algorithmic content, also present amusing and fun aspects. The 32 full papers and 3 invited talks are carefully selected from 54 submissions and focus on topics such as distibuted algorithms, graph computations, parallelism, zero-knowledge proof, iphone, pattern matching and strategy games.
The idea of this book is to help build confidence with maths via a series of tests and puzzles. After a gentle 'warm-up' section, the puzzles and tests get progressively more challenging over the course of the book. There is a hints section for readers who get stuck, as well as a complete set of answers for every test at the back of the book. After the 'warm-up' section, there are puzzles and tests on 'lateral thinking', 'fun with numbers', 'logic puzzles', 'geometrical puzzles' and 'difficult puzzles'. Readers will soon become familiar and comfortable with a range of tricks and tests, from magic number squares to Fibonacci numbers.
The first comprehensive survey of mathematics' most fascinatingnumber sequences Fibonacci and Lucas numbers have intrigued amateur and professionalmathematicians for centuries. This volume represents the firstattempt to compile a definitive history and authoritative analysisof these famous integer sequences, complete with a wealth ofexciting applications, enlightening examples, and fun exercisesthat offer numerous opportunities for exploration andexperimentation. The author has assembled a myriad of fascinating properties of bothFibonacci and Lucas numbers-as developed by a wide range ofsources-and catalogued their applications in a multitude of widelyvaried disciplines such as art, stock market investing,engineering, and neurophysiology. Most of the engaging anddelightful material here is easily accessible to college and evenhigh school students, though advanced material is included tochallenge more sophisticated Fibonacci enthusiasts. A historicalsurvey of the development of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers,biographical sketches of intriguing personalities involved indeveloping the subject, and illustrative examples round out thisthorough and amusing survey. Most chapters conclude with numericand theoretical exercises that do not rely on long and tediousproofs of theorems. Highlights include: * Balanced blend of theory and real-world applications * Excellent reference material for student reports andprojects * User-friendly, informal, and entertaining writing style * Historical interjections and short biographies that add a richerperspective to the topic * Reference sections providing important symbols, problemsolutions, and fundamental properties from the theory of numbersand matrices Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers with Applications providesmathematicians with a wealth of reference material in oneconvenient volume and presents an in-depth and entertainingresource for enthusiasts at every level and from any background.