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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:
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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.
I my humble opinion, this is the best math book ever written. It's also the best logic book ever written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John M. Sullivan
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 morePublished 8 months ago by Lucy A.
This booked helped me a lot through my math class. very worth it, thank you. It saved my butt with the homeworkPublished 15 months ago by caitlin sengbusch
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 morePublished 20 months ago by Leslie Smith
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 22 months ago by Ghya Ramirez