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Mathematical Association of America

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Works: 1,055 works in 2,478 publications in 2 languages and 103,137 library holdings
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The American mathematical monthly by Mathematical Association of America( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Registers of officers and members were issued as supplements to some volumes
She does math! : real-life problems from women on the job by Marla Parker( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the career histories of 38 professional women describing how much math each took in high school and college, how she chose her field of study, and how she ended up in her current job. Each woman presents several problems typical of those she had to solve on the job using mathematics
Graph theory : a problem oriented approach by Daniel A Marcus( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 2,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Graph Theory presents a natural, reader-friendly way to learn some of the essential ideas of graph theory starting from first principles. The format is similar to the companion text, Combinatorics: A Problem Oriented Approach also by Daniel A. Marcus, in that it combines the features of a textbook with those of a problem workbook. The material is presented through a series of approximately 360 strategically placed problems with connecting text. This is supplemented by 280 additional problems that are intended to be used as homework assignments. Concepts of graph theory are introduced, developed, and reinforced by working through leading questions posed in the problems. This problem-oriented format is intended to promote active involvement by the reader while always providing clear direction. This approach figures prominently on the presentation of proofs, which become more frequent and elaborate as the book progresses. Arguments are arranged in digestible chunks and always appear along with concrete examples to keep the readers firmly grounded in their motivation. Spanning tree algorithms, Euler paths, Hamilton paths and cycles, planar graphs, independence and covering, connections and obstructions, and vertex and edge colorings make up the core of the book. Hall's Theorem, the Konig-Egervary Theorem, Dilworth's Theorem and the Hungarian algorithm to the optional assignment problem, matrices, and Latin squares are also explored."--Back cover
Counterexamples in calculus by Sergiy Klymchuk( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counterexamples in Calculus serves as a supplementary resource to enhance the learning experience in single variable calculus courses. This book features carefully constructed incorrect mathematical statements that require students to create counterexamples to disprove them. Methods of producing these incorrect statements vary. At times the converse of a well-known theorem is presented. In other instances crucial conditions are omitted or altered or incorrect definitions are employed
Mathematics magazine by Mathematical Association of America( )

in English and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 year moving wall
An episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solving by Steven G Krantz( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Episodic History of Mathematics delivers a series of snapshots of mathematics and mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century. Giving readers a sense of mathematical culture and history, the book also acquaints readers with the nature and techniques of mathematics via exercises. It introduces the genesis of key mathematical concepts. For example, while Krantz does not get into the intricate mathematical details of Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, he does describe some of the streams of thought that posed the problem and led to its solution. The focus in this text, moreover, is on doing - getting involved with the mathematics and solving problems. Every chapter ends with a detailed problem set that will provide students with avenues for exploration and entry into the subject. It recounts the history of mathematics; offers broad coverage of the various schools of mathematical thought to give readers a wider understanding of mathematics; and includes exercises to help readers engage with the text and gain a deeper understanding of the material."--Publisher's description
Mathematics and sports by Joseph A Gallian( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an eclectic compendium of the essays solicited for the 2010 Mathematics Awareness Month web page on the theme of Mathematics and Sports. In keeping with the goal of promoting mathematics awareness to a broad audience, all of the articles are accessible to college level mathematics students and many are accessible to the general public. The book is divided into sections by the kind of sports. The section on football includes an article that evaluates a method for reducing the advantage of the winner of a coin flip in an NFL overtime game; the section on track and field examines the ultimate limit on how fast a human can run 100 meters; the section on baseball includes an article on the likelihood of streaks; the section on golf has an article that describes the double-pendulum model of a golf swing, and an article on modeling Tiger Wood's career. The articles provide source material for classroom use and student projects. Many students will find mathematical ideas motivated by examples taken from sports more interesting than the examples selected from traditional sources
The college mathematics journal( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charming proofs : a journey into elegant mathematics by Claudi Alsina( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theorems and their proofs lie at the heart of mathematics. In speaking of the purely aesthetic qualities of theorems and proofs, G.H. Hardy wrote that in beautiful proofs 'there is a very high degree of unexpectedness, combined with inevitability and economy'. Charming Proofs present a collection of remarkable proofs in elementary mathematics that are exceptionally elegant, full of ingenuity, and succinct. By means of a surprising argument or a powerful visual representation, the proofs in this collection will invite readers to enjoy the beauty of mathematics, to share their discoveries with others, and to become involved in the process of creating new proofs. Charming Proofs is organized as follows. Following a short introduction about proofs and the process of creating proofs, the authors present, in twelve chapters, a wide and varied selection of proofs they consider charming, Topics include the integers, selected real numbers, points in the plane, triangles, squares, and other polygons, curves, inequalities, plane tilings, origami, colorful proofs, three-dimensional geometry, etc. At the end of each chapter are some challenges that will draw the reader into the process of creating charming proofs. There are over 130 such challenges. Charming Proofs concludes with solutions to all of the challenges, references, and a complete index. As in the authors' previous books with the MAA (Math Made Visual and When Less Is More), secondary school and college and university teachers may wish to use some of the charming proofs in their classrooms to introduce their students to mathematical elegance. Some may wish to use the book as a supplement in an introductory course on proofs, mathematical reasoning, or problem solving."--Publisher's description
Lie groups : a problem-oriented introduction via matrix groups by Harriet Suzanne Katcher Pollatsek( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This textbook is a complete introduction to Lie groups for undergraduate students. The only prerequisites are multi-variable calculus and linear algebra. The emphasis is placed on the algebraic ideas, with just enough analysis to define the tangent space and the differential and to make sense of the exponential map. This textbook works on the principle that students learn best when they are actively engaged. To this end nearly 200 problems are included in the text, ranging from the routine to the challenging level. Every chapter has a section called 'Putting the pieces together' in which all definitions and results are collected for reference and further reading is suggested."--Publisher's description
Calculus deconstructed : a second course in first-year calculus by Zbigniew Nitecki( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thorough and mathematically rigorous exposition of single-variable calculus for readers with some previous experience of calculus techniques
Rediscovering mathematics : you do the math by Shai Simonson( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering mathematics is an eclectic collection of mathematical topics and puzzles aimed at talented youngsters and inquisitive adults who want to expand their view of mathematics.--[book cover]
Excursions in classical analysis : pathways to advanced problem solving and undergraduate research by Hongwei Chen( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces advanced problem solving and research by providing a tour of classical analysis which places a wide variety of problems in their historical context. It also explains mathematical discovery and proof. In demonstrating a variety of possible solutions to the same sample exercise, it shows how the connections between apparently inapplicable areas of mathematics can be exploited in problem-solving
The contest problem book IV : annual high school examinations, 1973-1982 by Ralph A Artino( )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Functions, data and models : an applied approach to college algebra by Sheldon P Gordon( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses primarily on mathematical concepts and mathematical thinking, thereby achieving a balance among geometric, numerical, symbolic, and statistical approaches, rather than focusing on algebraic manipulation. Gordon incorporates a significant amount of statistical reasoning and methods as natural applications of more standard college algebra topics. --From publisher description
U.S.A. mathematical olympiads, 1972-1986 by Murray S Klamkin( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murray Klamkin includes many improvements and extensions to the original USAMO problems. The problems are coded by subject and solutions are arranged by subject as an aid to those interested in a particular field. Contains a glossary of frequently used terms and theorems and a comprehensive bibliography with items numbered and referred to in brackets in the text."--
Resources for teaching discrete mathematics : classroom projects, history modules, and articles by Brian Hopkins( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A resource for discrete mathematics teachers at all levels. Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics presents nineteen classroom tested projects complete with student handouts, solutions, and notes to the instructor. Topics range from a first day activity that motivates proofs to applications of discrete mathematics to chemistry, biology, and data storage. Other projects provide: supplementary material on classic topics such as the towers of Hanoi and the Josephus problem, how to use a calculator to explore various course topics, how to employ Cuisenaire rods to examine the Fibonacci numbers and other sequences, and how you can use plastic pipes to create a geodesic dome. The book contains eleven history modules that allow students to explore topics in their original context. Sources range from eleventh century Chinese figures that prompted Leibniz to write on binary arithmetic, to a 1959 article on automata theory. Excerpts include: Pascal's 'Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle,' Hamilton's 'Account of the Icosian Game,' and Cantor's (translated) 'Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers.' Five articles complete the book. Three address extensions of standard discrete mathematics content: an exploration of historical counting problems with attention to discovering formulas, a discussion of how computers store graphs, and a survey connecting the principle of inclusion-exclusion to Möbius inversion. Finally, there are two articles on pedagogy specifically related to discrete mathematics courses: a summary of adapting a group discovery method to larger classes, and a discussion of using logic in encouraging students to construct proofs
Elementary cryptanalysis; a mathematical approach by Abraham Sinkov( )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people, acquainted with cryptology either through sensational cloak-and-dagger stories or through newspaper cryptograms, are not aware that many aspects of this art may be treated systematically, by means of some fundamental mathematical concepts and methods. In the first two chapters treat monoalphabetic substitutions of increasing complexity, Chapter 3 discusses polyalphabetic substitutions, Chapter 4 acquaints the reader with polygraphic systems, specially digraphic ciphers based on linear transformations, and Chapter 5 treats transpositions. The mathematical topics relevant in these discussions include modular arithmetic, a bit of number theory, some linear algebra of two dimensions with matrices, some combinatorics, and a bit of statistics. -- from back cover
The contest problem book III : annual high school contests 1966-1972 by Charles T Salkind( )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annual high school contests have been sponsored since 1950 by the Mathematical Association of America and the Society of Actuaries, and later by Mu Alpha Theta (1965), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1967) and the Casulty Actuarial Society (1971). Problems from the contests during the period 1950-1960 are published in Volume 5 of the New Mathematical Library, and those for the 1961-1965 are published in Volume 17. The New Mathematical Library will continue to publish these contest problems from time-to-time; the present volume contains those from the period 1966-1972. The questions were compiled by Professor C.T. Salkind until his death, and since 1968 by Professor J.M. Earl, . In preparing this and the earlier Contest Problem Books the editors of the NML have expanded these solutions and added alternative solutions
The beauty of fractals : six different views by Denny Gulick( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the coming of the computer age, fractals have emerged to play a significant role in art images, scientific application and mathematical analysis. The Beauty of Fractals is in part an exploration of the nature of fractals, including examples which appear in art, and in part a close look at famous classical fractals and their close relatives. The final essay examines the relationship between fractals and differential equations. The essays that appear in The Beauty of Fractals contain perspectives different enough to give the reader an appreciation of the breadth of the subject. The essays are self-contained and expository, and are intended to be accessible to a broad audience that includes advanced undergraduate students and teachers at both university and secondary-school level. The book is also a useful complement to the material on fractals which can be found in textbooks
 
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Counterexamples in calculusAn episodic history of mathematics : mathematical culture through problem solvingMathematics and sportsCharming proofs : a journey into elegant mathematicsLie groups : a problem-oriented introduction via matrix groupsCalculus deconstructed : a second course in first-year calculusRediscovering mathematics : you do the mathExcursions in classical analysis : pathways to advanced problem solving and undergraduate research
Alternative Names
Amerikai Matematikai Szövetség

M.A.A.

M.A.A. (Mathematical Association of America)

MAA

Maa (i.E.Mathematical Association of America)

MAA (Mathematical Association of America)

MAA Press.

Mathematical Association of America Press.

Mathematics Association of America

Математическая ассоциация Америки

האיגוד האמריקאי למתמטיקה

جمعية الرياضيات الأمريكية

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アメリカ数学協会

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