New ICMI Study Series

Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom

The 16th ICMI Study

Editors: Barbeau, Edward J., Taylor, Peter J. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive treatment of the topic
  • Eminent authors
  • Landmark character in setting the agenda
  • Sourcebook for material, activities, and current research
  • International perspective
  • Information on the design of mathematical museums, clubs, and houses
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About this book

The last two decades have seen significant innovation both in classroom teaching and in the public presentation of mathematics. Much of this has centered on the use of games, puzzles and investigations designed to capture interest, challenge the intellect and encourage a more robust understanding of mathematical ideas and processes. ICMI Study 16 was commissioned to review these developments and describe experiences around the globe in different contexts, systematize the area, examine the effectiveness of the use of challenges and set the stage for future study and development. A prestigious group of international researchers, with collective experience with national and international contests, classroom and general contests and in finding a place for mathematics in the public arena, contributed to this effort. The result, Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom, deals with challenges for both gifted as regular students, and with building public interest in appreciation of mathematics.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The contents reflect the interests and expertise of those who attended the 16th ICMI Study and subsequently contributed to this book. … There is much of interest in this volume for educators wishing to expose students of different ages and varying levels of achievement to mathematically challenging experiences. … Constructive guidance is also provided for those wishing to make challenging mathematics an integral part of their regular classroom activities.” (Gilah Leder, The International Journal on Mathematics Education, Vol. 42, 2010)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Barbeau, Ed

    Pages 1-9

  • Curriculum and Assessment that Provide Challenge in Mathematics

    Losada, Maria Falk (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Challenging Problems: Mathematical Contents and Sources

    Protasov, Vladimir (et al.)

    Pages 11-51

  • Challenges Beyond the Classroom—Sources and Organizational Issues

    Kenderov, Petar (et al.)

    Pages 53-96

  • Technological Environments beyond the Classroom

    Freiman, Viktor (et al.)

    Pages 97-131

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09603-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09602-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3497-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom
Book Subtitle
The 16th ICMI Study
Editors
  • Edward J. Barbeau
  • Peter J. Taylor
Series Title
New ICMI Study Series
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09603-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09603-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09602-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3497-0
Series ISSN
1387-6872
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 337
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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