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ICME-13 Monographs

Teaching and Learning Discrete Mathematics Worldwide: Curriculum and Research

Editors: Hart, Eric W., Sandefur, James (Eds.)

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  • Presents extended papers from the Topic Study Group on Discrete Mathematics at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), which was held in Hamburg, Germany from July 24 to 31, 2016
  • Includes practical examples from the classroom 
  • Puts forward suggestions for future research 
  • Provides an overview of discrete mathematics from an international perspective
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This book discusses examples of discrete mathematics in school curricula, including in the areas of graph theory, recursion and discrete dynamical systems, combinatorics, logic, game theory, and the mathematics of fairness. In addition, it describes current discrete mathematics curriculum initiatives in several countries, and presents ongoing research, especially in the areas of combinatorial reasoning and the affective dimension of learning discrete mathematics. 

Discrete mathematics is the math of our time.' So declared the immediate past president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, John Dossey, in 1991. Nearly 30 years later that statement is still true, although the news has not yet fully reached school mathematics curricula. Nevertheless, much valuable work has been done, and continues to be done. This volume reports on some of that work. It provides a glimpse of the state of the art in learning and teaching discrete mathematics around the world, and it makes the case once again that discrete mathematics is indeed mathematics for our time, even more so today in our digital age, and it should be included in the core curricula of all countries for all students.

 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Discrete Mathematics Is Essential Mathematics in a 21st Century School Curriculum

    Pages 3-19

    Hart, Eric W. (et al.)

  • The Absence of Discrete Mathematics in Primary and Secondary Education in the United States… and Why that Is Counterproductive

    Pages 21-40

    Rosenstein, Joseph G.

  • Discrete Mathematics in Lower School Grades? Situation and Possibilities in Italy

    Pages 41-51

    Gaio, Aaron (et al.)

  • Discrete Mathematics and the Affective Dimension of Mathematical Learning and Engagement

    Pages 53-65

    Goldin, Gerald A.

  • Combinatorial Reasoning to Solve Problems

    Pages 69-79

    Coenen, Tom (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70308-4
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88921-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching and Learning Discrete Mathematics Worldwide: Curriculum and Research
Editors
  • Eric W. Hart
  • James Sandefur
Series Title
ICME-13 Monographs
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70308-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70308-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70307-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88921-4
Series ISSN
2520-8322
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 276
Number of Illustrations
84 b/w illustrations
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