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The Heart of Mathematics addresses the big ideas of mathematics (many of which are cutting edge research topics) in a non-computational style intended to be both read and enjoyed by students and instructors, as well as by motivated general readers. It features an engaging, lively, humorous style full of surprises, games, mind-benders, and all without either sacrificing good mathematical thought or relying on mathematical computation or symbols.
The authors are award-winning authors, holding awards such as: Distinguished Teaching Award (Burger, from the Mathematical Association of America); Chauvenet Prize (the best expository mathematics writer in the world, Burger, from the MAA) and many others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 7.2" Height: 2" Weight: 3.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 18, 2004
Publisher Key College
ISBN 1931914516 ISBN13 9781931914512
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More About Edward B. Burger
Edward B. Burger is the president of Southwestern University, and an educational and business consultant. Formerly he was a professor at Williams College and a vice provost at Baylor University. He has authored or coauthored more than sixty-five articles, books, and video series; delivered over five hundred addresses and workshops throughout the world; and made more than fifty radio and television appearances. His teaching and scholarly writing have earned him many national honors and the largest teaching award given in the English-speaking world. Michael Starbird is University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and an educational and business consultant. His numerous books, lectures, workshops, and video courses have reached large national audiences of students, teachers, businesspeople, and lifelong learners. His success at teaching people to think has been recognized by more than fifteen awards, including the highest national teaching award in his field as well as statewide and university-wide honors selected from all disciplines.
Edward B. Burger was born in 1963 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Williams College.
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Heart of Mathematics Review Sep 8, 2008
Delivery was very prompt. The binding on the cover is coming off, which I didn't know beforehand, but besides that the general condition of the book was good.
A good book to inspire anyone to study mathematics Aug 31, 2008
I liked this book.
Of course, it would have been nice if the book had examples of mathematical thinking happening at a sub-conscious level in our daily lives.
I also wish a DVD of Professor Michael Starbird teaching this course is made available.
Heart of Mathematics: an invitation to effective learning Apr 21, 2008
I bought this book after seeing it mentioned in a course from The Teaching Company. Originally intended as a gift for my math-loving daughter, I've been captivated. I was a mathphobe in school, but am finding this book has awakened an interest in the beauty and logic of math. Now I'm going to buy the Joy of Mathematics course with Berger and Starbird.
The Heart of Mathematics Apr 1, 2008
WOW what a great deal! This condsidering my son is in college and we paid $150.00 for his text their at school. I purchased this to give to his tutor at home here to help him over the phone get through this dreaded class and the book came to me in mint condition. Thanks!! I am very pleased and will consider buying all of his future text books online as well.
Manipulative Kit - Not worth the money Apr 1, 2008
This review is for the Manipulative Kit. I was only interested in obtaining the "Heart of Mathematics" text to accompany the Teaching Company course, "The Joy of Thinking". I never even considered purchasing the Manipulative Kit, but a completely unused kit was included with the used book I purchased. I was shocked to learn that the Manipulative Kit consisted only of a plastic pencil pouch filled with pipe cleaners, drinking straws, 9-12 card board shapes, a set of dice, a pencil, a length of string attached to a metal cap that fits on the end of the pencil, and a "brochure-type" activity guide. I was very happy that I didn't pay the $29.95 list price for this bag of junk which I, like the person who sold me the text, never even used.