Read e-book online Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics: Classroom PDF

By Brian Hopkins

This e-book collects the paintings of 35 teachers who proportion their concepts and insights approximately instructing discrete arithmetic. no matter if you educate on the collage or highschool point; even if your scholars are from arithmetic, computing device technology, or engineering; no matter if you emphasize common sense, evidence, counting, graph conception, or functions, you'll find assets during this ebook to complement your discrete arithmetic course.

19 classroom-tested tasks, 11 heritage modules drawing on unique assets, and 5 articles handle quite a lot of issues reflecting the breadth of content material and viewers in a variety of discrete arithmetic classes. A sampling of themes contains construction a geodesic dome, operating with excerpts of Pascal’s “Treatise at the Arithmetical Triangle,” utilizing discrete arithmetic to biology and chemistry, and utilizing common sense in encouraging scholars to build proofs.

Table of Contents
Introduction
I. Classroom-tested Projects
II. ancient initiatives in Discrete arithmetic and laptop Science
III. Articles Extending Discrete arithmetic Content
IV. Articles on Discrete arithmetic Pedagogy
About the Editor

About the Editor
Brian Hopkins obtained his BS in arithmetic and a BA in philosophy from the college of Texas in 1990, and earned his PhD in arithmetic from the collage of Washington in 1997. He teaches at Saint Peter’s collage, a Jesuit liberal arts establishment in Jersey urban, the place he has led numerous undergraduate learn tasks and has been the recipient of the Varrichio Award for educating Excellence (awarded by means of the SPC Pi Mu Epsilon bankruptcy) twice, in 2004 and 2007. Brian is the writer, with Carl Swenson, of having begun with the TI-92 in Calculus (1998, John Wiley & Sons). additionally, he has released numerous learn articles in combinatorics and, with Robin J. Wilson, received the MAA’s 2005 George Pólya Award for nice expository writing within the university arithmetic magazine for “The fact approximately Königsberg.” Brian works with secondary tuition lecturers in expert improvement tasks with a number of companies together with the Institute for complicated Study’s Park urban arithmetic Institute, the Northwest Math interplay, the recent Jersey expert improvement and Outreach workforce, the Institute for brand spanking new Jersey arithmetic lecturers, and the Pikes height Math instructor Circle Academy. he's a member of the Mathematical organization of the USA, the yank Mathematical Society, the nationwide Council of academics of arithmetic, and the nationwide organization of Recording Arts and Sciences. Brian performs piano, sings with Cantori manhattan, and enjoys long island urban along with his accomplice Michael.

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