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The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking [Hardcover]

Edward B. Burger , Michael Starbird
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November 10, 2009 0470424761 978-0470424766 3
Make mathematics fun and satisfying for everyone

Math can be a living source of powerful ideas that transcend mathematics; a window into mind-opening philosophical concepts such as infinity, fourth dimensions, chaos, and fractals; and a practical training ground for developing skills in analysis, reasoning, and thought—if you have the right approach and the right guide.

The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking­—now in its third edition—transforms mathematics into an engaging, relevant experience even for the most math-phobic student. Infusing this book with humor and enthusiasm, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird—both recipients of the Mathematical Association of America’s foremost national teaching award and countless state, regional, and campus-wide teaching honors—introduce students to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.

Richer and more rewarding than ever, this new edition features:

  • An emphasis on mathematical methods of investigation
  • Visualization techniques that make key concepts easier to understand
  • Accessible, friendly writing style that encourages critical thinking
  • "Life Lessons"-effective methods of thinking that students will retain and apply beyond the classroom
  • End of section Mindscape activities for the development of application, problem-solving, and argumentation skills

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From the Back Cover

Make mathematics fun and satisfying for everyone

Math can be a living source of powerful ideas that transcend mathematics; a window into mind-opening philosophical concepts such as infinity, fourth dimensions, chaos, and fractals; and a practical training ground for developing skills in analysis, reasoning, and thought—if you have the right approach and the right guide.

The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking­—now in its third edition—transforms mathematics into an engaging, relevant experience even for the most math-phobic student. Infusing this book with humor and enthusiasm, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird—both recipients of the Mathematical Association of America’s foremost national teaching award and countless state, regional, and campus-wide teaching honors—introduce students to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.

Richer and more rewarding than ever, this new edition features:

  • An emphasis on mathematical methods of investigation
  • Visualization techniques that make key concepts easier to understand
  • Accessible, friendly writing style that encourages critical thinking
  • "Life Lessons"-effective methods of thinking that students will retain and apply beyond the classroom

End of section Mindscape activities for the development of application, problem-solving, and argumentation skills

About the Author

Edward B. Burger is professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Williams College. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1985, where he earned B.A. Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Mathematics, and received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Dr. Burger has received numerous awards including:  the Award of Excellence, for "educational mathematics videos that break new ground from the Technology & Learning magazine, and the Distinguished Achievement Award, for Educational Video Technology from The Association of Educational Publishers.  He was honored as one of the "100 Best of America", Listed in Reader's Digest's Annual Special Issue as Best Math Teacher.  He also received the Residence Life Academic Teaching Award, University of Colorado at Boulder and the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award, for "The Heart of Mathematics".


Michael Starbird Michael Starbird is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin. He has received more than a dozen teaching awards including the Mathematical Association of America’s 2007 national teaching award and several university-wide teaching awards based largely on his course in mathematics for liberal arts students. Starbird brings intriguing mathematics to general audiences through his classes, lectures, books, and video courses. In 1989, Starbird was UT’s Recreational Sports Super Racquets Champion.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 976 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (November 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470424761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470424766
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.2 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very practical approach to mathematics March 1, 2011
By Nicole
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The book gives fun, interesting, and relevant problems perfect for non-math students. There are practical applications to the concepts taught in the book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculously priced June 11, 2014
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This is getting ridiculous. When I added this book to my wish list, the price was around ~130. The current price is 200.85. This is what people who don't understand math pay. I presume there is some stupid price algorithm at work.
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I first thought I had gotten this as a rental text but found out it is mine so if I ever need to understand this particular type of mathematics will come in handy or can loan to a fellow student if needed
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4.0 out of 5 stars Math February 6, 2013
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Very detailed and specific, I think my professor is a big part of why I like this book a lot but the book it's self is very specific and explains things in two forms, mathematical and english.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingness October 3, 2011
By Marie
Format:Hardcover
This book is a fantastic book. I have not yet gotten through all of it, but it captured my attention immediately. Burger and Starbird, have done a fantastic job, making harder mathematical concepts approchable, and fun. I look forward to reading the whole thing soon. ^_^
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting May 2, 2014
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This book is easy to read. It makes hard and abstract concepts easy to understand. I enjoy reading this book. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars JUST WHAT I NEEDED! October 21, 2013
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It is just what i wanted and needed. So glad i found it here. I absolutely recommend it to any one who wants something like this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
the book came on time, but part of the book was missing. The book in itself is interesting, but I wish we had more information on the problems as to their solutions. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lucy A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This booked helped me a lot through my math class. very worth it, thank you. It saved my butt with the homework
Published 10 months ago by caitlin sengbusch
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous
This book, and the course it is required for, are absurd. Math? Not really. Logic? Only when math does not apply to the scenario. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Leslie Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars aesome value
the book is just hat i needed! it came fast and as in great condition The heart of mathmatics is usually alot more expensive, this as a great deal!
Published 18 months ago by Ghya Ramirez
4.0 out of 5 stars MTH 101
I like this book it made Math 101 fun and bearable (considering I dislike math)... The only thing that was an issue
was finding the kit that goes with this book.
Published 19 months ago by Rena4u
1.0 out of 5 stars i hate math. and now i hate it even more
This is not a math book for non-math people. It takes a very round-about way of explaining things. While most text books say, "This is what you are learning. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Damali
3.0 out of 5 stars Did not come complete
Kit and CD were not included. This is not an average math book but was the one I needed for my class. Read more
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