Writing Math Research Papers: Enrichment for Math Enthusiasts

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Students often need help learning to write well. This book serves as a student text and a resource for implementing a mathematics research program. The book details how to write a research paper, from pre-writing to presenting the paper. It provides interesting research topics, a bibliography of periodicals and problem-solving books and information about mathematics contests.

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Writing Math Research Papers serves both as a text for students and as a resource for instructors, administrators, and preservice teachers. It systematically describes how to write a research paper, from the prewriting work of problem solving and reading mathematics effectively to the postwriting work of making math research presentations and entering math contests.

The appendices include samples from student papers, information about math contests, and sources for finding research topics. Appendix C: A Guide for Instructors and Administrators gives practical suggestions for implementing a math research program as a separate course or within existing math courses.

Robert Gerver, Ph.D., an experienced mathematics educator and author, has implemented a successful math research program and has shared his success with many instructors and students across the country. Dr. Gerver’s writings about using math research in the classroom have been featured in NCTM’s 1999 Yearbook, Developing Mathematical Reasoning in Grades K–12, and NCTM’s Developing Mathematically Promising Students. His curriculum project, "Investigations in Math Research,” was selected for a 1997 Chevron Education Award for Best Classroom Practices.

"The excerpts from real research papers have been an invaluable tool.” —Shikha Singhvi, mathematics student
"Students find excellent advice on writing mathematics and presenting research projects in Writing Math Research Papers.”
—Elena Kaczorowski, mathematics teacher, Bedford, NY, School District
"Writing Math Research Papers is exactly what preservice teachers need to help them plan a research program for their future students.”
—Alan Russell, Mathematics Department, Elon University

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