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This book is a description of how young people, Don and some mathematicians, solved problems which involve infinite series, infinite sequences, functions, graphs, algebra, +, - important mathematical ideas. At the same time they do a lot of arithmetic, and use pineapples, the tower puzzle, with science to math activities, and the use of other hands-on materials.
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TOC: Chapter 1: 7 Year-Olds do Chapter 2: Brad's: Share 6 Cookies With 7 People Chapter 3: Ian's Proof : Infinity = -1 Chapter 4: The Snowflake curve--Its Area and perimeter Chapter 5: The Harmonic Series Chapter 6: On Thin Spaghetti and Nocturnal Animals (functions and graphs) Chapter 7: The Fibonacci Numbers, Pineapples, Sunflowers and The Golden Mean Chapter 8: Solving Equations and Iteration Chapter 9: The Binomial Expansion and Infinite Series Chapter 10: Pi and Square Roots Chapter 11: Compound Interest to e and i Chapter 12: The Two Problems of the Calculus Chapter 13: Area Under Curves--The Integral Chapter 14: Slopes and The Derivative BibliographyAbout the Author:
Don Cohen was born in Jersey City, N.J. He has a B.A. and M.A. from SUNY-Albany, NY and M.S.from RPI,in Troy, NY. He has taught all ages of students for 44 years, the last 22 of these as co-founder and teacher of The Math Program. After 7 years of teaching in a junior high school, he realized there must be a more enjoyable and effective way to teach math. He searched for alternatives. This led to designing new curriculum for N.Y. State; learning about mathematics and creativity from Bob Davis with The Madison Project; learning what real teaching is about by observing great teachers such as Sue Monell; teaching teachers; working on Plato (a computer-based education system at the U of I); all before Don and his partner invented The Math Program. These are the good old days! Don has three fine sons and six terrific grandchildren. He is a watercolor artist (see cover) and as a friend said recently,
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Book Description Don Cohen, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M096216741X