Zvezdelina Stankova
A Decade of the Berkeley Math Circle: The American Experience (MSRI Mathematical Circles Library) (v. 1)
# ISBN 13: 9780821846834

Many mathematicians have been drawn to mathematics through their experience with math circles: extracurricular programs exposing teenage students to advanced mathematical topics and a myriad of problem-solving techniques and inspiring in them a lifelong love for mathematics. Founded in 1998, the Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) is a pioneering model of a U.S. math circle, aspiring to prepare our best young minds for their future roles as mathematics leaders. Over the last decade, 50 instructors - from university professors to high school teachers to business tycoons - have shared their passion for mathematics by delivering more than 320 BMC sessions full of mathematical challenges and wonders.Based on a dozen of these sessions, this book encompasses a wide variety of enticing mathematical topics: from inversion in the plane to circle geometry; from combinatorics to Rubik's cube and abstract algebra; from number theory to mass point theory; from complex numbers to game theory via invariants and monovariants. The treatments of these subjects encompass every significant method of proof and emphasize ways of thinking and reasoning via 100 problem-solving techniques.Also featured are 300 problems, ranging from beginner to intermediate level, with occasional peaks of advanced problems and even some open questions. The book presents possible paths to studying mathematics and inevitably falling in love with it, via teaching two important skills: thinking creatively while still ""obeying the rules,"" and making connections between problems, ideas, and theories. The book encourages you to apply the newly acquired knowledge to problems and guides you along the way, but rarely gives you ready answers. ""Learning from our own mistakes"" often occurs through discussions of non-proofs and common problem-solving pitfalls.The reader has to commit to mastering the new theories and techniques by ""getting your hands dirty"" with the problems, going back and reviewing necessary problem-solving techniques and theory, and persistently moving forward in the book. The mathematical world is huge: you'll never know everything, but you'll learn where to find things, how to connect and use them. The rewards will be substantial.

*"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.*

Published by
American Mathematical Society

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
PAPERBACK
Quantity Available: > 20

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **American Mathematical Society. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0821846833 New Book. Paperback or Softcover copy. International Edition with great quality. Fast delivery is guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # INDMKT-9780821887288

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Softcover
Quantity Available: 5

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **Book Condition: Brand New. Softcover International Edition. Different ISBN, Same Content As US edition, Book Cover may be Different, English Language. Ship to PO Box address. Bookseller Inventory # USATX-54444

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Quantity Available: 5

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **Book Condition: New. New. SoftCover International edition. Different ISBN and Cover image but contents are same as US edition.Perfect condition. Ship by express service to USA, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, UK, Germany and Netherland. Customer satisfaction our priority. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-190516-54444

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Quantity Available: 5

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **Book Condition: Brand New. New. SoftCover International edition. Different ISBN and Cover image but contents are same as US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # SHAK54444

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Quantity Available: 5

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **Book Condition: Brand New. Brand New Paperback International Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # AIND-43910

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Published by
American Mathematical Society, United States
(2009)

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Paperback
Quantity Available: 1

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **American Mathematical Society, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 254 x 178 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Many mathematicians have been drawn to mathematics through their experience with math circles: extracurricular programs exposing teenage students to advanced mathematical topics and a myriad of problem-solving techniques and inspiring in them a lifelong love for mathematics. Founded in 1998, the Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) is a pioneering model of a U.S. math circle, aspiring to prepare our best young minds for their future roles as mathematics leaders. Over the last decade, 50 instructors - from university professors to high school teachers to business tycoons - have shared their passion for mathematics by delivering more than 320 BMC sessions full of mathematical challenges and wonders.Based on a dozen of these sessions, this book encompasses a wide variety of enticing mathematical topics: from inversion in the plane to circle geometry; from combinatorics to Rubik s cube and abstract algebra; from number theory to mass point theory; from complex numbers to game theory via invariants and monovariants. The treatments of these subjects encompass every significant method of proof and emphasize ways of thinking and reasoning via 100 problem-solving techniques.Also featured are 300 problems, ranging from beginner to intermediate level, with occasional peaks of advanced problems and even some open questions. The book presents possible paths to studying mathematics and inevitably falling in love with it, via teaching two important skills: thinking creatively while still obeying the rules, and making connections between problems, ideas, and theories. The book encourages you to apply the newly acquired knowledge to problems and guides you along the way, but rarely gives you ready answers. Learning from our own mistakes often occurs through discussions of non-proofs and common problem-solving pitfalls.The reader has to commit to mastering the new theories and techniques by getting your hands dirty with the problems, going back and reviewing necessary problem-solving techniques and theory, and persistently moving forward in the book. The mathematical world is huge: you ll never know everything, but you ll learn where to find things, how to connect and use them. The rewards will be substantial. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780821846834

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Published by
American Mathematical Society, United States
(2009)

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Paperback
Quantity Available: 1

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **American Mathematical Society, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 254 x 178 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Many mathematicians have been drawn to mathematics through their experience with math circles: extracurricular programs exposing teenage students to advanced mathematical topics and a myriad of problem-solving techniques and inspiring in them a lifelong love for mathematics. Founded in 1998, the Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) is a pioneering model of a U.S. math circle, aspiring to prepare our best young minds for their future roles as mathematics leaders. Over the last decade, 50 instructors - from university professors to high school teachers to business tycoons - have shared their passion for mathematics by delivering more than 320 BMC sessions full of mathematical challenges and wonders.Based on a dozen of these sessions, this book encompasses a wide variety of enticing mathematical topics: from inversion in the plane to circle geometry; from combinatorics to Rubik s cube and abstract algebra; from number theory to mass point theory; from complex numbers to game theory via invariants and monovariants. The treatments of these subjects encompass every significant method of proof and emphasize ways of thinking and reasoning via 100 problem-solving techniques.Also featured are 300 problems, ranging from beginner to intermediate level, with occasional peaks of advanced problems and even some open questions. The book presents possible paths to studying mathematics and inevitably falling in love with it, via teaching two important skills: thinking creatively while still obeying the rules, and making connections between problems, ideas, and theories. The book encourages you to apply the newly acquired knowledge to problems and guides you along the way, but rarely gives you ready answers. Learning from our own mistakes often occurs through discussions of non-proofs and common problem-solving pitfalls.The reader has to commit to mastering the new theories and techniques by getting your hands dirty with the problems, going back and reviewing necessary problem-solving techniques and theory, and persistently moving forward in the book. The mathematical world is huge: you ll never know everything, but you ll learn where to find things, how to connect and use them. The rewards will be substantial. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780821846834

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Paperback
Quantity Available: 2

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **Paperback. Book Condition: New. Softcover Book, Condition: New. 1st Edition. [Please Read Carefully Before Buying], This Is An International Edition. Printed In Black and White. 326 Pages, Book Cover And ISBN No May Be Different From US Edition. Restricted Sales Disclaimer Wordings Not For Sales In USA And Canada May Be Printed On The Cover Of The Book. Standard Shipping 7-14 Business Days. Expedited Shiping 4-8 Business Days. ***WE DO NOT ENTERTAIN BULK ORDERS.*** The Books May Be Ship From Overseas For Inventory Purpose. Bookseller Inventory # 736827

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Softcover
Quantity Available: 5

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **Book Condition: New. Brand New Paperback International Edition.We Ship to PO BOX Address also. EXPEDITED shipping option also available for faster delivery. Bookseller Inventory # AUSB-43910

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Published by
American Mathematical Society

ISBN 10: 0821846833
ISBN 13: 9780821846834

New
Paperback
Quantity Available: 1

Seller

Rating

**Book Description **American Mathematical Society. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, A Decade of the Berkeley Math Circle: The American Experience, Zvezdelina Stankova, Tom Rike, Many mathematicians have been drawn to mathematics through their experience with math circles: extracurricular programs exposing teenage students to advanced mathematical topics and a myriad of problem-solving techniques and inspiring in them a lifelong love for mathematics. Founded in 1998, the Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) is a pioneering model of a U.S. math circle, aspiring to prepare our best young minds for their future roles as mathematics leaders. Over the last decade, 50 instructors - from university professors to high school teachers to business tycoons - have shared their passion for mathematics by delivering more than 320 BMC sessions full of mathematical challenges and wonders.Based on a dozen of these sessions, this book encompasses a wide variety of enticing mathematical topics: from inversion in the plane to circle geometry; from combinatorics to Rubik's cube and abstract algebra; from number theory to mass point theory; from complex numbers to game theory via invariants and monovariants. The treatments of these subjects encompass every significant method of proof and emphasize ways of thinking and reasoning via 100 problem-solving techniques.Also featured are 300 problems, ranging from beginner to intermediate level, with occasional peaks of advanced problems and even some open questions. The book presents possible paths to studying mathematics and inevitably falling in love with it, via teaching two important skills: thinking creatively while still ""obeying the rules,"" and making connections between problems, ideas, and theories. The book encourages you to apply the newly acquired knowledge to problems and guides you along the way, but rarely gives you ready answers. ""Learning from our own mistakes"" often occurs through discussions of non-proofs and common problem-solving pitfalls.The reader has to commit to mastering the new theories and techniques by ""getting your hands dirty"" with the problems, going back and reviewing necessary problem-solving techniques and theory, and persistently moving forward in the book. The mathematical world is huge: you'll never know everything, but you'll learn where to find things, how to connect and use them. The rewards will be substantial. Bookseller Inventory # B9780821846834

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question