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Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty-- a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture
Betrand Russell, 1872 -1970
English philospher/social critic


Bibliography of resources for math

Purplemath
lessons, practical tips, examples, and common mistakes in Algebra.

Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org/
A library of over 3000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice

Math self testing
ThatQuiz Andrew Lyczak

Professor Freedman's Math Help
provides information about basic math and algebra, specifically addressing the needs of the community college adult learner

A+ Math
tests math in a fun fashion, including flashcards, the game room, homework helper, and worksheets.

Open Directory Project: Science and Math directory

Print Resources:

American Preparatory Institute. Math Skills by Objectives. New York: Cambridge Book Company, 1985.
Math Skills by Objectives is a series of three workbooks with accompanying answer booklets and a test booklet. The workbooks provide explanations and drills in a number of math skills. Book One explains whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents. Book Two explains graphs and tables, consumer math skills, measurement, and basic geometry. Book Three reviews basic arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and test-taking skills. These books would be a good choice for anyone who thinks they need to brush up specific math skills.

Ashley, Ruth. Background Math for a Computer World. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1980.
Background Math for a Computer World introduces those with a limited background to the math needed to work in the machine language of computer programming. The book introduces the binary number system, computer logic, and linear equations.

Chernow, Fred B. Business Mathematics Simplified and Self-Taught. New York: Arco Publishing, Inc., 1984.
Business Mathematics Simplified and Self-Taught provides detailed explanations of a number of basic arithmetic functions, such as rounding off, dividing by 10, 100, 1000, etc., before discussing fractions, decimals, percentages, interest and other business math applications.

Deese, James, and Ellin K. Deese. How to Study . New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1969.
How to Study is an introduction to study skills for on-campus students. The book covers time management, reading, and essay writing. It also provides tips for studying foreign languages, math and science.

Goldish, Dorothy M. Basic Mathematics for Beginning Chemistry. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1983.
Basic Mathematics for Beginning Chemistry is intended to refresh students' mathematical memory for university chemistry. The book introduces mathematical concepts, illustrated with examples, and provides exercises and answer keys.

Hackworth, Robert D., and Joseph W. Howland. Programmed Arithmetic. Clearwater, Florida: H & H Publishing Company, Inc., 1983.
Programmed Arithmetic teaches arithmetic. Each idea is explained then followed with examples and exercises. There are tests for each chapter with answers at the back of the book. Students who have never mastered multiplying and dividing fractions, or do not understand the meaning of ten to the seventh power, will find this book helpful. The book's table of contents is thorough enough to locate the most relevant topics.

Hartkopf, Roy. Math Without Tears. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1985.
Math Without Tears will expand students' knowledge of mathematical languages and show the relationships between them (e.g., the relationship of trigonometry to calculus). The book explores and refutes the common idea that mathematics yields one correct answer. The author shows that, depending upon the mathematical system one uses, one plus one could equal two, three, or more.

Parson, Ted. Demystifying Math. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria, 1985.
Demystifying Math is a workbook to refresh math skills. The book begins with arithmetic and proceeds to algebra, sets and Cartesian products, graphs of linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, exponents, and quadratic equations. There are exercises and self-tests throughout. Students who find these words familiar but cannot remember what they mean may find this book useful.

Selby, Peter H. Quick Algebra Review. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1983.
Quick Algebra Review is intended as a refresher for those who studied algebra in high school. There are brief explanations, examples, and many exercises with answer keys. The table of contents and index will help readers identify specific topics for review.

Thompson, J. E. Trigonometry for the Practical Worker. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc., 1982.
Trigonometry for the Practical Worker contains just about everything students would want to know about plane trigonometry from the basic ideas to their application to measurement. The book has exercises with answer keys to help students test and deepen their understanding.

Tobias, Sheila. Overcoming Math Anxiety. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.
Overcoming Math Anxiety examines the cause of the difficulty, paying special attention to the biases that make women feel incapable of learning and using math. The author explores the problems in words and illustrates the ideas with examples and drawings. The book also has explanations and exercises to help readers overcome common mathematical stumbling blocks

 

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Using feedback in the classroom | Teaching critical thinking | Bloom's taxonomy |
Teaching with questioning | Preparing guided notes |
A curricular idea! | Curricular resources and guides |
Learning Exercises & Games | Exploring learning styles |
Constructing true/false tests | Constructing multiple choice tests |
Constructing essay exams | Cross language resources including digital translators |
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