The mathematical experience
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The mathematical experience
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The work The mathematical experience represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of Missouri Libraries. This resource is a combination of several types including: Work, Language Material, Books.
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 The mathematical experience
 Statement of responsibility
 Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh, Elena Anne Marchisotto
 Subject

 Education  Philosophy
 History
 History
 History of Mathematical Sciences
 Logic
 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
 Mathematical Logic and Foundations
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Mathematics  History
 Mathematics  Philosophy
 Mathematics  Philosophy
 Mathematics  Philosophy
 Mathematics  Study and teaching
 Mathematics  Study and teaching
 Mathematics  Study and teaching
 Mathematics  history
 Mathematics Education
 Mathematics, general
 Philosophy
 Philosophy of Education
 Philosophy of Science
 Science  Philosophy
 Education
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Winner of the 1983 National Book Award, The Mathematical Experience presented a highly insightful overview of mathematics that effectively conveyed its power and beauty to a large audience of mathematicians and nonmathematicians alike. The study edition of the work followed about a decade later, supplementing the original material of the book with exercises to provide a selfcontained treatment usable for the classroom. This softcover version reproduces the study edition and includes epilogues by the three original authors to reflect on the book's content 15 years after its publication, and to demonstrate its continued applicability to the classroom. Moreover, The Companion Guide to the Mathematical Experienceoriginally published and sold separatelyis freely available online to instructors who use the work, further enhancing its pedagogical value and making it an exceptionally useful and accessible resource for a wide range of lowerlevel courses in mathematics and mathematics education. A wealth of customizable online course materials for the book can be obtained from Elena Anne Marchisotto (elena.marchisotto@csun.edu) upon request. Reviews [The authors] have tried to provide a book usable in a course for liberal arts students and for future secondary teachers. They have done much more! This course should be required of every undergraduate major employing the mathematical sciences. It differs from the "mathematics appreciation" coursescourses that are merely a collection of amusing puzzles and toy problems giving an illusion of a mathematical encounterpresently found in many institutions. Students of this course are introduced to the context in which mathematics exists and the incredible magnitude of words devoted to communicating mathematics (hundreds of thousands of theorems each year). How much mathematics can there be? they are asked. Instructors in a "Mathematical Experience" course must be prepared to respond to questions from students concerning the fundamental nature of the whole mathematical enterprise. Stimulated by their reading of the text, students will ask about the underlying logical and philosophical issues, the role of mathematical methods and their origins, the substance of contemporary mathematical advances, the meaning of rigor and proof in mathematics, the role of computational mathematics, and issues of teaching and learning. How real is the conflict between "pure" mathematics, as represented by G.H. Hardy's statements, and "applied" mathematics? they may ask. Are there other kinds of mathematics, neither pure nor applied? This edition of the book provides a source of problems, collateral readings, references, essay and project assignments, and discussion guides for the course. I believe that it is likely that this course would be a challenge to many teachers and students alike, especially those teachers and students who are willing to follow their curiosity beyond the confines of this book and follow up on the many references that are provided. Notices of the AMS (Kenneth C. Millett) This beautifully written book can be recommended to any cultivated person with a certain sophistication of thought, and also to the practicing mathematician who will find here a vantage point from which to make a tour d'horizon of his science. Publ. Math. Debrecen This is an unusual book, being more a book about mathematics than a mathematics book. It includes mathematical issues, but also questions from the philosophy of mathematics, the psychology of mathematical discovery, the history of mathematics, and biographies of mathematicians, in short, a book about the mathematical experience broadly considered... The book found its way into "Much for liberal arts students" courses and into education courses directed at future teachers. Term paper topics, essay assignments, problems, computer applications, and suggested readings are included. This new material should greatly enhance the usefulness of this very creative book. The range of topics covered is immense and the contents cannot easily be summarized. The book makes excellent casual reading, would make a good textbook, or could easily be used as a supplement to nearly any course concerned with mathematics. Zentralblatt MATH
 Cataloging source
 GW5XE
 Dewey number
 510
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 no index present
 LC call number
 QA8.4
 LC item number
 .D38 2012
 Literary form
 non fiction
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 Series statement
 Modern BirkhĂ¤user classics
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