This book is about generating functions and some of their uses in discrete mathematics. The subject is so vast that the author has not attempted to give a comprehensive discussion, but to communicate some of the main ideas.
Mathematics Under the Microscope
This book inevitably asks the question "How does the mathematical brain work?" The author tries to reflect on the explosive development of mathematical cognition, an emerging branch of neurophysiology which purports to locate structures and processes in the human brain responsible for mathematical thinking. PDF file.
Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology
I started this book in 2001 with a core group of doctoral students. The initial version included 12 chapters with no animations and very few images. Each semester, I ask my current students who are using this book as their required text in my class to improve on the book by either making animations, recorded presentations, graphics, editing, or various other contributions (there is no such thing as a completely free book!). It has been in HTML until May 2007 when we converted it to this Wiki. I
Guide For Tutors In Disciplines In The Humanities And Social Sciences
Since you are reading this, you are, or are about to become, a tutor (n.). Congratulations. This is an achievement, and one which you can use to extend yourself as well as to make a real difference to the lives of fellow students. To tutor (v.) gives you an opportunity to really get to grips with your own understanding of your discipline, and to help others discover their understanding. Experience and understanding gained in tutoring can help you in your post-university career as you lead teams
Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date.Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)?There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing yet
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007
Microsoft Excel 2007 is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for windows. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables and a macro programming language called VBA. This guide will get you started working with Excel 2007 and covers: Data entry and formatting, using formulas and functions, presenting data with charts, and database features in Excel.
Children Play - The Foundation for Mathematical Learning
Children acquire mathematical concepts from games such as rope, dice and cards. This book identifies the games as a foundation for mathematical learning in Grades 1 to 3.
H.I.P. Pocket Change
This explores the history of coins. Teachers can find lesson plans on charting history with pennies, or showing students 293 ways to make change for a dollar. Students can learn how to start their own coin collection, travel back through history using coins as their guide, or design a future coin.
Holocaust Memorial Museum: For Students
This site offers multimedia exhibits filled with artifacts and photos that help students learn about the Holocaust. Topics include Kristallnacht, the St. Louis ocean liner, the rescue of the Jews of Denmark, Oskar Schindler, the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Father Jacques, the dress of Lola Rein, Nazi book burnings, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, America's responses, Arthur Szyk, maps, and children.
This collection of activities and resources is a companion guide for the 15-minute film Defying genocide. The history of the Holocaust and the 1994 Rwandan genocide illustrate the entire spectrum of human behavior, from unimaginable evil to extraordinary goodness. Through a study of the Holocaust, Rwanda, and genocide, students learn that genocide occurs because individuals, organizations, and governments make choices to participate, resist, or turn away. Students can also see that at the same
This is a teacher's guide that suggests classroom activities and provides information about organizing a school assembly, the Veterans History Project, the history of Veterans Day, respecting the flag, and more.
EIA's Kids Page
The U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA) hosts a student-friendly website with a variety of information and activities about energy. NEED assists EIA with web content. The Energy Kid's Page consists of several main categories: Energy Facts, Fun and Games, Energy History, Classroom Activities, Related Links, and a Glossary. This teacher guide provides extension activities for using the Energy Kid's Page as a resource to incorporate technology use in your classroom.
Investigating Special Relativity with Particle Physics Data
This Website provides resources for secondary and post-secondary teachers of physical science. These resources include data reduction projects and particle physics datafiles. The data reduction projects guide student investigation of a dataset to a particular end result. The datafiles are written in a format that allows for rapid Web file transfer and ease of import into commonly available applications such as Microsoft Excel. Students download and reduce these data in an open-ended environment
Helping Your Child Become a Reader
This guide offers dozens of activities families may use to help young children learn the alphabet, play with rhymes, read picture books, act out poems, predict what happens next in stories, create a bookcase, enjoy family stories, write notes and stories, and more.
Healthy Start, Grow Smart
Healthy Start, Grow Smart provides parents of newborns information about checkups and shots, breastfeeding and bottle feeding, changing diapers, installing car seats, bathing, communicating, keeping a memory book, what's it like to be a newborn, and more. This series was an initiative of Laura Bush as the First Lady of Texas and sponsored by the Texas Department of Health. President Bush and Mrs. Bush have asked that this series of booklets be revised and distributed by the U.S. Department of A
Helping Your Child Learn History
This guide offers activities parents can use to help young children (preschool through Grade 5) learn about history. It includes suggestions about how parents can work with teachers and schools to help children succeed in school.
Helping Your Child Learn Science and Technology
This guide offers a dozen fun learning activities parents can use at home to help children (ages 3-10) learn about bubbles, bugs, surface tension, adhesives, friction (using gelatin), volume (using measuring cups), static electricity (using balloons), cause and effect (using plants), chemical reactions (using cake), and more.
Basic Concepts of Mathematics
This book helps the student complete the transition from purely manipulative to rigorous mathematics. The clear exposition covers many topics that are assumed by later courses but are often not covered with any depth or organization: basic set theory, induction, quantifiers, functions and relations, equivalence relations, properties of the real numbers (including consequences of the completeness axiom), fields, and basic properties of n-dimensional Euclidean spaces.
An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers
This book, which presupposes familiarity only with the most elementary concepts of arithmetic (divisibility properties, greatest common divisor, etc.), is an expanded version of a series of lectures for graduate students on elementary number theory. Topics include: Compositions and Partitions; Arithmetic Functions; Distribution of Primes; Irrational Numbers; Congruences; Diophantine Equations; Combinatorial Number Theory; and Geometry of Numbers. Three sections of problems (which include exercis
You and a friend are hiking the Appalachian Trail when a storm comes through. You stop to eat, but find that all available firewood is too wet to start a fire. From your Chem 106 class, you remember that heat is given off by some chemical reactions; if you could mix two solutions together to produce an exothermic reaction, you might be able to cook the food you brought along for the hike. Luckily, being the dedicated chemist that you are, you never go anywhere without taking along a couple chemi