Springer Texts in Education

S.M.A.R.T. Circle Minicourses

Authors: Liu, Andrew Chiang-Fung

  • Provides first-hand information on the history of the first Mathematical “Circle-Project” in North America
  • Contains many mathematical problems, puzzles and games as well as their solutions
  • Includes material based on junior high school student work, which was originally published in scientific and education journals
  • The author has received numerous teaching awards
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About this book

This book describes mini-courses in a Mathematical “Circle,” i.e., an organization that discovers and nurtures young mathematical talents through meaningful extra-curricular activities. This is the third volume in a trilogy describing in particular the S.M.A.R.T. Circle project, which was founded in Edmonton, Canada in 1981. The acronym S.M.A.R.T. stands for Saturday Mathematical Activities, Recreations & Tutorials.

This book, Volume III, consists of mini-courses and explains what actually takes place in the Circle. Volume I describes how to run a Circle, and Volume II, consisting of student projects, addresses the purpose of the Circle. All three volumes provide a wealth of resources (mathematical problems, quizzes and games, together with their solutions). The books will be of interest to self-motivated students who want to conduct independent research, teachers who work with these students, and teachers who are currently running or planning to run Mathematical Circles of their own.

About the authors

Andy Liu is an established author with eleven books to his credit. He is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has won numerous international awards in Mathematics teaching and outreach, as have several of his former students. He was the leader of the Canadian team to the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2000 (South Korea) and in 2003 (Japan), acts as Vice President of the Tournament of Towns and ran the S.M.A.R.T. Circle for over 30 years.

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eBook 67,82 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71743-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71742-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
S.M.A.R.T. Circle Minicourses
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71743-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71743-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-71742-5
Series ISSN
2366-7672
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
173 b/w illustrations
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