"Thinking Mathematically" reveals the processes that underlie mathematics and demonstrates how to encourage and develop them. Extremely practical, it engages the reader in questions so that subsequent discussions speak of direct experience.
Thinking Mathmatically is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their ability to think mathematically, whether at school, university or just out of interest. This book is invaluable for anyone who wants to promote mathematical thinking in others, or for anyone who has ever wondered what lies at the heart of mathematics.
Thinking Mathematically reveals the processes at the heart of mathematics and demonstrates how to encourage and develop them. Extremely practical, it engages the reader in questions so that subsequent discussions speak to immediate experience.
The text has been updated with 77 new issues corresponding to the curriculum topics, along with links between those topics and the original issues. There is a new preface describing the origins and uses of the first edition, and a new chapter correlates mathematical processes with the natural powers that each student has already demonstrated in learning to speak.
'Every math student should read this book.'
James Blowey, University of Durham
"The ideas I found in Thinking Mathematically continue to influence the way I work today."
David J Wraith, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
'It turned my attitude towards math from apathy to pleasure'
Nichola Clarke, University of Oxford
“Thinking Mathematically has always been one of my favorite books. Expanded and updated, this version is a must for my bookshelf and should be yours too.'
Alan Schoenfeld, University of California, Berkeley
I got it for a math problem solving class. It's not really hard math, but it gets you thinking about the problems and figuring out the different approaches to solving them, and then expanding your knowledge and problem-solving skills. There's an expanded problem I'm currently working on with my teacher because I'm really determined to find out everything I can as I've decided to expand the question even further than the book.
If you love/need math/geek (whatever you want to be called) and want a challenge that doesn't require complicated formulas or anything like that, this is a great book. My teacher is dedicating her third notebook to this book because you can go into every problem in such detail.