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dc.contributor.authorBorovik, Alexandre
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, Tony
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019-06-26 12:11:01
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:16:08Z
dc.identifier1005117
dc.identifierOCN: 1107450146
dc.identifier2397-1126/2397-1134;2397-1126/2397-1126
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24985
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37505
dc.description.abstract"It is increasingly clear that the shapes of reality – whether of the natural world, or of the built environment – are in some profound sense mathematical. Therefore it would benefit students and educated adults to understand what makes mathematics itself ‘tick’, and to appreciate why its shapes, patterns and formulae provide us with precisely the language we need to make sense of the world around us. The second part of this challenge may require some specialist experience, but the authors of this book concentrate on the first part, and explore the extent to which elementary mathematics allows us all to understand something of the nature of mathematics from the inside. The Essence of Mathematics consists of a sequence of 270 problems – with commentary and full solutions. The reader is assumed to have a reasonable grasp of school mathematics. More importantly, s/he should want to understand something of mathematics beyond the classroom, and be willing to engage with (and to reflect upon) challenging problems that highlight the essence of the discipline. The book consists of six chapters of increasing sophistication (Mental Skills; Arithmetic; Word Problems; Algebra; Geometry; Infinity), with interleaved commentary. The content will appeal to students considering further study of mathematics at university, teachers of mathematics at age 14-18, and anyone who wants to see what this kind of elementary content has to tell us about how mathematics really works."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOBP Series in Mathematics
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science
dc.subject.otherMathematics
dc.subject.otherElementary Problems
dc.subject.othermake sense of the world
dc.subject.othermathematics beyond the classroom
dc.subject.otherMental Skills
dc.subject.otherArithmetic
dc.subject.otherWord Problems
dc.subject.otherAlgebra
dc.subject.otherGeometry
dc.subject.otherInfinity
dc.titleThe Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0168
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781783746996
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages389


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