Steen, Lynn Arthur 19412015
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Works:  66 works in 338 publications in 3 languages and 12,631 library holdings 

Genres:  Bibliography Conference papers and proceedings Bibliographies Case studies 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker 
Classifications:  QA7, 510 
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Most widely held works about
Lynn Arthur Steen
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Most widely held works by
Lynn Arthur Steen
On the shoulders of giants : new approaches to numeracy by National Research Council Staff(
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21 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 3,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on mathematics offering a framework for changing approaches to mathematics education
21 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 3,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on mathematics offering a framework for changing approaches to mathematics education
Counterexamples in topology by
Lynn Arthur Steen(
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62 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over 140 examples, preceded by a succinct exposition of general topology and basic terminology. Each example treated as a whole. Over 25 Venn diagrams and charts summarize properties of the examples, while discussions of general methods of construction and change give readers insight into constructing counterexamples. Includes problems and exercises, correlated with examples. Bibliography. 1978 edition
62 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over 140 examples, preceded by a succinct exposition of general topology and basic terminology. Each example treated as a whole. Over 25 Venn diagrams and charts summarize properties of the examples, while discussions of general methods of construction and change give readers insight into constructing counterexamples. Includes problems and exercises, correlated with examples. Bibliography. 1978 edition
Mathematics today : twelve informal essays by
Lynn Arthur Steen(
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41 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The objective of the present book of essays is to convey to the intelligent nonmathematician something of the nature, development, and use of mathe matical concepts, particularly those that have found application in current scientific research. The idea of assembling such a volume goes back at least to 1974, when it was discussed by the thennewlyformed Joint Projects Committee for Mathematics (JPCM) of the American Mathematical Soci ety, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Indus trial and Applied Mathematics. Currently, the nine members of the JPCM are Saunders Mac Lane (Chairman) of the University of Chicago, Frederick J. Almgren, Jr. of Princeton University, Richard D. Anderson of Louisiana State University, George E. Carrier of Harvard University, Hirsh G. Cohen ofthe International Business Machines Corporation, Richard C. DiPrima of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Robion C. Kirby of the University of California at Berkeley, William H. Kruskal of the University of Chicago, and George D. Mostow of Yale University. The JPCM decided to make production of this volume its first major proj ect and requested the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS), of which its three sponsoring societies are all member organiza tions, to approach the National Science Foundation on its behalffor support of the undertaking. A proposal submitted by the C BMS in December 1974 and in revised form in July 1975 was granted by the Foundation in May 1976, and work on assembling the volume got under way
41 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The objective of the present book of essays is to convey to the intelligent nonmathematician something of the nature, development, and use of mathe matical concepts, particularly those that have found application in current scientific research. The idea of assembling such a volume goes back at least to 1974, when it was discussed by the thennewlyformed Joint Projects Committee for Mathematics (JPCM) of the American Mathematical Soci ety, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Indus trial and Applied Mathematics. Currently, the nine members of the JPCM are Saunders Mac Lane (Chairman) of the University of Chicago, Frederick J. Almgren, Jr. of Princeton University, Richard D. Anderson of Louisiana State University, George E. Carrier of Harvard University, Hirsh G. Cohen ofthe International Business Machines Corporation, Richard C. DiPrima of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Robion C. Kirby of the University of California at Berkeley, William H. Kruskal of the University of Chicago, and George D. Mostow of Yale University. The JPCM decided to make production of this volume its first major proj ect and requested the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS), of which its three sponsoring societies are all member organiza tions, to approach the National Science Foundation on its behalffor support of the undertaking. A proposal submitted by the C BMS in December 1974 and in revised form in July 1975 was granted by the Foundation in May 1976, and work on assembling the volume got under way
For all practical purposes : introduction to contemporary mathematics by
Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (U.S.)(
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15 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A project of Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications
15 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A project of Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications
Mathematics tomorrow by
Lynn Arthur Steen(
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17 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics today is approaching a state of cnSIS. As the demands of science and society for mathematical literacy increase, the percentage of American college students intending to major in mathematics plummets and achievement scores of entering college students continue thelt unremit ting decline. As research in core mathematics reaches unprecedented heights of power and sophistication, the growth of diverse applied special ties threatens to fragment mathematics into distinct and frequently hostile mathematical sciences. These crises in mathematics presage difficulties for science and engineer ing, and alarms are beginning to sound in the scientific and even in the political communities. Citing a trend towards "virtual scientific and techno logical illiteracy" and a "shrinking of our national commitment to excel lence ... in science, mathematics and technology," a recent study con ducted for the President by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Department of Education warns of serious impending shortcomings in public understanding of science. "Today people in a wide range of non scientific ... professions must have a greater understanding of technology than at any time in our history. Yet our educational system does not now provide such understanding." The study goes on to conclude that present trends pose great risk of manpower shortages in the mathematical and engineering sciences. "The pool from which our future scientific and engineering personnel can be drawn is ... in danger of becoming smaller, even as the need for such personnel is increasing." It is time to take a serious look at mathematics tomorrow
17 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics today is approaching a state of cnSIS. As the demands of science and society for mathematical literacy increase, the percentage of American college students intending to major in mathematics plummets and achievement scores of entering college students continue thelt unremit ting decline. As research in core mathematics reaches unprecedented heights of power and sophistication, the growth of diverse applied special ties threatens to fragment mathematics into distinct and frequently hostile mathematical sciences. These crises in mathematics presage difficulties for science and engineer ing, and alarms are beginning to sound in the scientific and even in the political communities. Citing a trend towards "virtual scientific and techno logical illiteracy" and a "shrinking of our national commitment to excel lence ... in science, mathematics and technology," a recent study con ducted for the President by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Department of Education warns of serious impending shortcomings in public understanding of science. "Today people in a wide range of non scientific ... professions must have a greater understanding of technology than at any time in our history. Yet our educational system does not now provide such understanding." The study goes on to conclude that present trends pose great risk of manpower shortages in the mathematical and engineering sciences. "The pool from which our future scientific and engineering personnel can be drawn is ... in danger of becoming smaller, even as the need for such personnel is increasing." It is time to take a serious look at mathematics tomorrow
Teaching teachers, teaching students : reflections on mathematical education by
Lynn Arthur Steen(
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20 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics education is one of the most important but least understood subjects of our age. As science and technology move the world from the age of machines to the age of computers, basic education in the language of science, technology and computers takes on increased importance. In both developed and developing nations, more people than ever before are seeking edu cation in mathematics. Yet there are numerous signs that worldwide mathematics education is of very uneven quality, not attuned to the needs of contemporary society: declining scores on standardized examS7 diminishing number of certified mathematics teach erS7 public outcry at failures of the "new math"7 professional concern with problem solving and applications of mathematics7 uncertainty about the relation of computers and calculators to mathematics instruction. It was in this context of rising expectations and mounting problems that over 2000 mathematicians and mathematics teachers from ar. ound the world gathered in August, 1980, at the University of California in Berke ley, California, for the Fourth International Congress of Mathematical Education CIeME IV)
20 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics education is one of the most important but least understood subjects of our age. As science and technology move the world from the age of machines to the age of computers, basic education in the language of science, technology and computers takes on increased importance. In both developed and developing nations, more people than ever before are seeking edu cation in mathematics. Yet there are numerous signs that worldwide mathematics education is of very uneven quality, not attuned to the needs of contemporary society: declining scores on standardized examS7 diminishing number of certified mathematics teach erS7 public outcry at failures of the "new math"7 professional concern with problem solving and applications of mathematics7 uncertainty about the relation of computers and calculators to mathematics instruction. It was in this context of rising expectations and mounting problems that over 2000 mathematicians and mathematics teachers from ar. ound the world gathered in August, 1980, at the University of California in Berke ley, California, for the Fourth International Congress of Mathematical Education CIeME IV)
Annotated bibliography of expository writing in the mathematical sciences by
Matthew P Gaffney(
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14 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this document is to facilitate access to the substantial but widely scattered expository literature of the mathematical sciences. Over 1100 articles, and a few books of general interest, are listed. It is felt that the bibliography can be used by teachers to supplement their (or their students') background in standard undergraduate courses. The following major subject classifications are used: (1) General; (2) Foundations; (3) Algebra; (4) Analysis; (5) Geometry; (6) Statistics and Computing; and (7) Applications. The entries in this document are arranged and crossreferenced by subject, and then listed again by author to provide a detailed index. Within each subject area, articles are grouped according to level, and within each level they are arranged alphabetically. The four levels of technical sophistication used are general, elementary, advanced, and research. While some items do not properly fit into any of these four categories, levels are always assigned in order to provide some clue as to the difficulty of the material. (Mp)
14 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this document is to facilitate access to the substantial but widely scattered expository literature of the mathematical sciences. Over 1100 articles, and a few books of general interest, are listed. It is felt that the bibliography can be used by teachers to supplement their (or their students') background in standard undergraduate courses. The following major subject classifications are used: (1) General; (2) Foundations; (3) Algebra; (4) Analysis; (5) Geometry; (6) Statistics and Computing; and (7) Applications. The entries in this document are arranged and crossreferenced by subject, and then listed again by author to provide a detailed index. Within each subject area, articles are grouped according to level, and within each level they are arranged alphabetically. The four levels of technical sophistication used are general, elementary, advanced, and research. While some items do not properly fit into any of these four categories, levels are always assigned in order to provide some clue as to the difficulty of the material. (Mp)
Why numbers count : quantitative literacy for tomorrow's America(
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4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Library recommendations for undergraduate mathematics(
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8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics and democracy : the case for quantitative literacy(
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6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Math and bio 2010 : linking undergraduate disciplines(
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6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Math & Bio 2010: Linking Undergraduate Disciplines envisages a new educational paradigm in which the disciplines of mathematics and biology, currently quite separate, will be productively linked in the undergraduate science programs of the 21st century. As a science, biology depends increasingly on data, algorithms, and models; in virtually every respect, it is becoming more quantitative, more computational, and more mathematical. While these trends are related, they are not the same; they represent, rather, three different perspectives on what many are calling the "new biology." All three methodsquantitative, computational, mathematicalare spreading across the entire landscape of biological science from molecular to cellular, organismic and ecological. The aim of this volume is to alert members of both communitiesbiological and mathematicalto the expanding and exciting challenges of interdisciplinary work in these fields
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Math & Bio 2010: Linking Undergraduate Disciplines envisages a new educational paradigm in which the disciplines of mathematics and biology, currently quite separate, will be productively linked in the undergraduate science programs of the 21st century. As a science, biology depends increasingly on data, algorithms, and models; in virtually every respect, it is becoming more quantitative, more computational, and more mathematical. While these trends are related, they are not the same; they represent, rather, three different perspectives on what many are calling the "new biology." All three methodsquantitative, computational, mathematicalare spreading across the entire landscape of biological science from molecular to cellular, organismic and ecological. The aim of this volume is to alert members of both communitiesbiological and mathematicalto the expanding and exciting challenges of interdisciplinary work in these fields
Calculus for a new century : a pump, not a filter, a national Colloquium, October 2829, 1987(
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16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Achieving quantitative literacy : an urgent challenge for higher education by
Lynn Arthur Steen(
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6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reshaping college mathematics : a project of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics(
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6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twoyear college mathematics library recommendations(
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4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heeding the call for change : suggestions for curricular action by
Lynn Arthur Steen(
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5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "call for change" issued by the Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association of America (maa) in "a Call For Change: Recommendations for the Mathematical Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics, 1991" may appear at first glance to concern only the mathematical preparation of teachers. However, two ingredients combine to give it much broader scope. First, the logic of change is rooted in insight into how all students learn and is not limited to those few who are preparing to be teachers of mathematics. Second, the call extends to the entire undergraduate curriculum. This volume provides the first in a series of challenges concerning where and how to begin the process of change. The themes covered in this volume are diverse, ranging from disciplinary discussions (E.G., statistics, geometry) to curricular systems (E.G., the undergraduate major), and from administrative concerns (E.G., assessment) to policy debates (E.G., multiculturalism). Chapters include: (1) "Teaching Statistics" (George Cobb); (2) "Workshop on Statistical Education" (Robert V. Hogg); (3) "Tomorrow's Geometry" (Joseph Malkevitch); (4) "comap Geometry Conference"; (5) "Environmental Mathematics" (Ben Fusaro); (6) Mathematicians Develop New Tools To Tackle Environmental Problems (David l Wheeler); (7) "Reaching for Quantitative Literacy" (Linda R. Sons); (8) "Multiculturalism in Mathematics: Historical Truth or Political Correctness?" (Allyn Jackson); (9) "Assessment of Undergraduate Mathematics" (Bernard L. Madison); (10) "Toward Assessment Worthy of the Liberal Arts" (Grant Wiggins); and (11) "Untying the Mind's Knot" (Barry A. Cipra). Also included is an appendix entitled "Communications among Communities" plus two reports, "Challenges for College Mathematics: Agenda for the Next Decade" and "The Undergraduate Major in the Mathematical Sciences". (Author/ASK)
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "call for change" issued by the Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association of America (maa) in "a Call For Change: Recommendations for the Mathematical Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics, 1991" may appear at first glance to concern only the mathematical preparation of teachers. However, two ingredients combine to give it much broader scope. First, the logic of change is rooted in insight into how all students learn and is not limited to those few who are preparing to be teachers of mathematics. Second, the call extends to the entire undergraduate curriculum. This volume provides the first in a series of challenges concerning where and how to begin the process of change. The themes covered in this volume are diverse, ranging from disciplinary discussions (E.G., statistics, geometry) to curricular systems (E.G., the undergraduate major), and from administrative concerns (E.G., assessment) to policy debates (E.G., multiculturalism). Chapters include: (1) "Teaching Statistics" (George Cobb); (2) "Workshop on Statistical Education" (Robert V. Hogg); (3) "Tomorrow's Geometry" (Joseph Malkevitch); (4) "comap Geometry Conference"; (5) "Environmental Mathematics" (Ben Fusaro); (6) Mathematicians Develop New Tools To Tackle Environmental Problems (David l Wheeler); (7) "Reaching for Quantitative Literacy" (Linda R. Sons); (8) "Multiculturalism in Mathematics: Historical Truth or Political Correctness?" (Allyn Jackson); (9) "Assessment of Undergraduate Mathematics" (Bernard L. Madison); (10) "Toward Assessment Worthy of the Liberal Arts" (Grant Wiggins); and (11) "Untying the Mind's Knot" (Barry A. Cipra). Also included is an appendix entitled "Communications among Communities" plus two reports, "Challenges for College Mathematics: Agenda for the Next Decade" and "The Undergraduate Major in the Mathematical Sciences". (Author/ASK)
Supporting assessment in undergraduate mathematics(
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4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Undergraduate mathematics education in the People's Republic of China : report of a 1983 North American Delegation, Donald
W. Bushaw, leader(
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6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantitative literacy : why numeracy matters for schools and colleges(
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4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics books : recommendations for high school and public libraries(
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4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 National Research Council (U.S.). Mathematical Sciences Education Board Other
 Seebach, J. Arthur Author of introduction Author
 Mathematical Association of America Other Publisher Editor
 Garfunkel, Solomon A. 1943 Other Director Editor
 Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (U.S.) Other
 Malkevitch, Joseph 1942 Other
 Albers, Donald J. 1941 Editor
 National Council on Education and the Disciplines Other
 Gaffney, Matthew P. Author
 Campbell, Paul J. 1948
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