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Albers, Donald J. 1941-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 5,644 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Games 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: QA28, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald J Albers
Mathematical people : profiles and interviews by Donald J Albers( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews and profiles of mathematicians, teachers, and friends of mathematics provide an insight into the motives, philosophies, and talents that drive the creative process of mathematics
More mathematical people : contemporary conversations by Donald J Albers( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching teachers, teaching students : reflections on mathematical education by International Congress on Mathematical Education( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 490 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 world-wide 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)
Fascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirs by Donald J Albers( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews, they all share a deep and abiding sense of wonder about mathematics. Featured here--in their own words--are major research mathematicians whose cutting-edge discoveries have advanced the frontiers of the field, such as Lars Ahlfors, Mary Cartwright, Dusa McDuff
International mathematical congresses : an illustrated history, 1893-1986 by Donald J Albers( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Gardner's mathematical games the entire collection of his Scientific American columns by Martin Gardner( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searchable source that brings together 30 years of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column which ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1986
New directions in two-year college mathematics : proceedings of the Sloan Foundation Conference on two-year College Mathematics, held July11-14 at Menlo College in Atherton, California by Donald J Albers( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By Donald J. Albers ix INTRODUCTION In July of 1984 the first national conference on mathematics education in two-year colleges was held at Menlo College. The conference was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Two-year colleges account for more than one-third of all undergraduate enrollments in mathematics, and more than one-half of all college freshmen are enrolled in two-year colleges. These two facts alone suggest the importance of mathematics education in two-year colleges, particularly to secondary schools, four-year colleges, and universities. For a variety of reasons, four-year colleges and universities are relatively unaware of two-year colleges. Arthur Cohen, who was a participant at the "New Directions" conference warns: "Four-year colleges and universities ignore two-year colleges at their own peril." Ross Taylor, another conference participant, encouraged two-year college faculty to be ever mindful of their main source of students--secondary schools- and to work hard to strengthen their ties with them. There are many other reasons why it was important to examine two-year college mathematics from a national perspective: 1. Over the last quarter century, rio other sector of higher education has grown so rapidly as have two-year colleges. Their enrollments tripled in the 60's, doubled in the 70's, and continue to increase rapidly in the 80's. x 2. Twenty-five years ago, two-year colleges accounted for only one-seventh of all undergraduate mathematics enrollments; today the fraction is more than one-third
Undergraduate programs in the mathematical and computer sciences : the 1985-1986 survey by Donald J Albers( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistical abstract of undergraduate programs in the mathematical sciences and computer science in the United States : 1990-91 CBMS survey by Donald J Albers( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the twentyfirst International Congress of Americanists, first part held at The Hague, August 12-16, 1924 by Congrès international des américanistes( Book )

2 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International mathematical congresses : [ICM]; an illustrated history 1893 - 1986; including ICM 1986 by Donald J Albers( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The G. H. Hardy reader by Donald J Albers( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undergraduate mathematical sciences in universities, four-year colleges, and two-year colleges, 1980-81 by James T Fey( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics tomorrow by Lynn Arthur Steen( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 10 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
Undergraduate mathematical sciences in universities, four-year colleges, and two-year colleges, 1975-76 by James T Fey( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue by P. C Molhuysen( Book )

1 edition published in 1922 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International mathematical congresses : an illustr. history, 1893-1986 by Donald J Albers( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinweise zur Labordiagnostik in der Kassenpraxis( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinweise zur Labordiagnostik( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue by P. C Molhuysen( Book )

1 edition published in 1922 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirs
Alternative Names
Albers, D. 1941-

Albers, D. (Donald), 1941-

Albers, D. J.

Albers, D. J. 1941-

Albers, D. J. (Donald J.), 1941-

Albers, Donald J.

アルバース, D. J

アルバース, ドナルド

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English (121)

German (3)

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More mathematical people : contemporary conversationsFascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirsInternational mathematical congresses : an illustrated history, 1893-1986International mathematical congresses : [ICM]; an illustrated history 1893 - 1986; including ICM 1986International mathematical congresses : an illustr. history, 1893-1986