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Posamentier, Alfred S.

Overview
Works: 122 works in 450 publications in 5 languages and 19,531 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Popular works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QA11, 510
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Most widely held works by Alfred S Posamentier
The fabulous Fibonacci numbers by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the complexity and wide-ranging applications of the Fibonacci sequence, which appears in nature, art, economics, and the "golden ratio," which is derived from this simple pattern of numbers
Teaching secondary school mathematics : techniques and enrichment units by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Pi] : a biography of the world's most mysterious number by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors review Pi's history from prebiblical times to the twenty-first century and the many amusing and often mind-boggling attempts to estimate its precise value
Math charmers : tantalizing tidbits for the mind by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to mathematics cover such topics as number patterns, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and mathematical paradoxes
The Pythagorean theorem : the story of its power and beauty by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posamentier's lucid presentation and gift for conveying the significance of this key equation to those with little math background will inform, entertain, and inspire the reader, once again demonstrating the power and beauty of mathematics
The secrets of triangles : a mathematical journey by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common three-sided figure holds many intriguing secrets. For example, if a circle is inscribed in any random triangle and then three lines are drawn from the three points of tangency to the opposite vertices of the triangle, these lines will always meet at a common point--no matter what the shape of the triangle. This and many more interesting geometrical properties are revealed in this entertaining and illuminating book about geometry
Tips for the mathematics teacher : research-based strategies to help students learn by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers research findings on a variety of strategies which will help students achieve a higher level of understanding of mathematics concepts
What successful math teachers do, grades 6-12 : 79 research-based strategies for the standards-based classroom by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What works in math and why has never been the issue; the research is all out there. Where teachers struggle is the "how"-something the research rarely manages to tackle. That's the big service What Successful Math Teachers Do provides. It's a powerful portal to what the best research looks like in practice, strategy by strategy-aligned in this new edition to both the Common Core and the NCTM Standards. How exactly does What Successful Math Teachers Do work? It couldn't be easier to navigate. The book's eleven chapters organize clusters of strategies around a single aspect of a typical instructional program. For each of the 75 strategies, the authors present: A brief description of that strategy A summary of supporting research The NCTM and Common Core Standards it meets--and how Classroom applications, with examples Precautions and possible pitfalls Primary sources for further reading and research
Math wonders to inspire teachers and students by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides instructional ideas for math teachers along with problems focusing on arithmetic, algebra, and geometry
The glorious golden ratio by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, mathematicians, scientists, artists and architects have been fascinated by a ratio that is ubiquitous in nature and commonly found across many cultures. From the ratio of certain proportions of the human body and the helical structure of DNA, to the design of Greek temples and modern masterpieces, the Golden Ratio is a key pattern that has wide-ranging and perhaps endless applications. What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this fascinating and engaging tour of one of mathematics most interesting phenomena. Requiring no more than an elementary understanding of maths, this volume will give readers a new appreciation of the indispensible qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics"--Amazon.com
Magnificent mistakes in mathematics by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Requiring no more than high-school-level math competency, this playful excursion through the nuances of math will give you a better grasp of this fundamental, all-important science"--
Problem-solving strategies for efficient and elegant solutions : a resource for the mathematics teacher by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text demonstrates ten of the most common problem-solving strategies, and stresses that teachers should present them as useful tools for everyday life
Numbers : their tales, types, and treasures by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It's time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbers--and more. How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers exist if we Homo sapiens weren't around to discover them? What's so special about weird numbers like pi and the Fibonacci sequence? What about rational, irrational, real, and imaginary numbers? Why do we need them? Two veteran math educators explain it all in ways even the most math phobic will find appealing and understandable. You'll never look at those squiggles on your calculator the same again."
Mathematical amazements and surprises : fascinating figures and noteworthy numbers by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will take you through a plethora of amazing and surprising examples of mathematical phenomena, each of which will contribute to your accepting our premise that there is real beauty--both visual and intellectual--in mathematics to be savored
Teaching secondary mathematics : techniques and enrichment units by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thorough revision of Teaching Secondary Mathematics: Techniques and Enrichment Units includes the most practical, step-by-step techniques for teaching mathematics in today's assessment and standards driven environment. Part One on methods discusses all aspects of being a math teacher, from an overview of the discipline, to challenges of teaching today, the role of problem-solving, the importance of planning, assessment strategies, teaching more effective lessons, enriching mathematics instruction, and extracurricular activities for mathematics. Part Two supplies 125 enrichment units that teachers can use right away in their own classrooms that are suitable for the entire secondary school curriculum spectrum. From methods to hands on activities, this highly successful book takes students through the whole process of what teaching mathematics in the secondary schools will be like. New To This Edition:NEW:Includes the latest information on changes to student assessment that have been made possible due to innovations in technology. NEW! Features new content on data driven planning. NEW! Completely revised technology chapter reflects the rapidly changing technology environment of today
101 great ideas for introducing key concepts in mathematics : a resource for secondary school teachers by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers teachers tools and ideas for introducing concepts and topics common to all secondary mathematic subjects including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
Exemplary practices for secondary math teachers by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year new secondary mathematics teachers take up positions in middle and high schools. The luckiest novices receive assistance from a coach or mentor: a master mathematics teacher who makes constructive comments, models effective approaches, and illuminates other practical aspects of teaching secondary math. But many new teachers don't have this advantage and must further their development on their own. If you are one of these teachers, this is the book you need. In these pages, veteran mathematics educators Alfred S. Posamentier, Daniel Jaye, and Stephen Krulik present a treasure chest of ideas to guide new secondary math teachers through the challenging first few months and also provide more experienced teachers with interesting alternatives to familiar methods. The topics covered include: The most effective instructional practices; The best uses of the textbook; Designing successful lessons; Creating homework that promotes learning; Incorporating challenge; Teaching reasoning and problem solving; Strategies for assessment and grading; Specific innovative ideas for teaching key concepts; Options for extracurricular activities; Long-term professional enrichment and growth. It's during the first few years of a teacher's experience that he or she develops the habits, methods, procedures, and techniques that tend to define a career. Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers provides both a foundation for excellence and a touchstone for years to come. - Publisher
Challenging problems in geometry by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stimulating collection of unusual problems dealing with congruence and parallelism, the Pythagorean theorem, circles, area relationships, Ptolemy and the cyclic quadrilateral, collinearity and concurrency, and many other topics. Challenges are arranged in order of difficulty and detailed solutions are included for all. An invaluable supplement to a basic geometry textbook
Problem solving in mathematics, grades 3-6 : powerful strategies to deepen understanding by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With sample problems and solutions, this book demonstrates how teachers can incorporate nine problem solving strategies into any mathematics curriculum to help students succeed
100 commonly asked questions in math class : answers that promote mathematical understanding, grades 6-12 by Alfred S Posamentier( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 ways to get students hooked on math!That one question got you stumped? Or maybe you have the answer, but it's not all that compelling. Al Posamentier and his coauthors to the rescue with this handy reference containing fun answers to students'100 most frequently asked math questions. Even if you already have the answers, Al's explanations are certain to keep kids hooked. The big benefits? You'll discover high-interest ways to Teach to the Common Core's math content standards Promote inquiry and process in mathematical thinking Build procedural skills and conceptual understand
 
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The fabulous Fibonacci numbers
Alternative Names
Posamentier, Alfred S.

Posamentier, Alfred Steven 1942-

ألفرد إس. بوسمنتير، 1942-

بو سمنتير، ألفرد إس.، 1942-

بوسمنتير، ألفريد إس.، 1942-

포사멘티어, 알프레드 S

ポザマンティエ, アルフレッド・S

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Teaching secondary school mathematics : techniques and enrichment units[Pi] : a biography of the world's most mysterious numberMath charmers : tantalizing tidbits for the mindThe Pythagorean theorem : the story of its power and beautyTips for the mathematics teacher : research-based strategies to help students learnWhat successful math teachers do, grades 6-12 : 79 research-based strategies for the standards-based classroomMath wonders to inspire teachers and studentsThe glorious golden ratio