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Teaching Mathematics Through Cross-Curricular Projects
 
Edited by: Elizabeth A. Donovan Murray State University, Murray, KY
Lucas A. Hoots Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Lesley W. Wiglesworth Centre College, Danville, KY
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-7466-9
Product Code:  CLRM/72
List Price: $65.00
MAA Member Price: $48.75
AMS Member Price: $48.75
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Expected availability date: August 11, 2024
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-7759-2
Product Code:  CLRM/72.E
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MAA Member Price: $48.75
AMS Member Price: $48.75
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-7466-9
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Teaching Mathematics Through Cross-Curricular Projects
Edited by: Elizabeth A. Donovan Murray State University, Murray, KY
Lucas A. Hoots Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Lesley W. Wiglesworth Centre College, Danville, KY
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-7466-9
Product Code:  CLRM/72
List Price: $65.00
MAA Member Price: $48.75
AMS Member Price: $48.75
Not yet published - Preorder Now!
Expected availability date: August 11, 2024
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-7759-2
Product Code:  CLRM/72.E
List Price: $65.00
MAA Member Price: $48.75
AMS Member Price: $48.75
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-7466-9
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-7759-2
Product Code:  CLRM/72.B
List Price: $130.00 $97.50
MAA Member Price: $97.50 $73.13
AMS Member Price: $97.50 $73.13
Not yet published - Preorder Now!
Expected availability date: August 11, 2024
  • Book Details
     
     
    Classroom Resource Materials
    Volume: 722024; 351 pp
    MSC: Primary 00; 97

    This book offers engaging cross-curricular modules to supplement a variety of pure mathematics courses. Developed and tested by college instructors, each activity or project can be integrated into an instructor’s existing class to illuminate the relationship between pure mathematics and other subjects. Every chapter was carefully designed to promote active learning strategies.

    The editors have diligently curated a volume of twenty-six independent modules that cover topics from fields as diverse as cultural studies, the arts, civic engagement, STEM topics, and sports and games. An easy-to-use reference table makes it straightforward to find the right project for your class. Each module contains a detailed description of a cross-curricular activity, as well as a list of the recommended prerequisites for the participating students. The reader will also find suggestions for extensions to the provided activities, as well as advice and reflections from instructors who field-tested the modules.

    Teaching Mathematics Through Cross-Curricular Projects is aimed at anyone wishing to demonstrate the utility of pure mathematics across a wide selection of real-world scenarios and academic disciplines. Even the most experienced instructor will find something new and surprising to enhance their pure mathematics courses.

    For additional material and updates on the book, visit www.ams.org/bookpages/clrm-72. The additional material and updates will be available after the book is published.

    Readership

    Undergraduate instructors interested in exposing their students to cross-curricular applications of the material that is taught in pure math courses.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Investigating foundations of ancient Rapa Nui Houses
    • Kinship and group theory
    • Visualizing induction with African Sona designs
    • Japanese temple geometry
    • Abstract algebra in dance composition
    • Topological dance activities
    • Literary incarnations of topology
    • Solving with Sherlock
    • Mathematical dramaturgy: Making connections between mathematics and literature
    • Assessing the bikeability of bicycle infrastructure with graph theory
    • Ramping up campus accessibility through calculus
    • Who’s got the power? Measuring power in the U.S. legislative system
    • Order in the court! Spectral theory for an introductory linear algebra course
    • Double integrals and the human condition
    • Making mathematics relevant: Math in the news
    • Graph theoretical modeling of tile-based DNA self-assembly
    • Estimating the size and shape of a lung nodule from an x-ray image
    • Gradient descent methods in machine learning
    • Application-inspired real analysis: Image denoising
    • The seahorse reveals the waves
    • A topology scavenger hunt to introduce topological data analysis
    • Adventures in the SET® card game
    • Quads: A SET-like game with a twist
    • Eminently logical: The Monty Hall paradox as a teaching tool
    • Enumeration of the positive rational numbers using the Calkin-Wilf tree with application to the game Euclid
    • Get in the game with linear algebra
  • Additional Material
     
     
  • Requests
     
     
    Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
    Accessibility – to request an alternate format of an AMS title
Volume: 722024; 351 pp
MSC: Primary 00; 97

This book offers engaging cross-curricular modules to supplement a variety of pure mathematics courses. Developed and tested by college instructors, each activity or project can be integrated into an instructor’s existing class to illuminate the relationship between pure mathematics and other subjects. Every chapter was carefully designed to promote active learning strategies.

The editors have diligently curated a volume of twenty-six independent modules that cover topics from fields as diverse as cultural studies, the arts, civic engagement, STEM topics, and sports and games. An easy-to-use reference table makes it straightforward to find the right project for your class. Each module contains a detailed description of a cross-curricular activity, as well as a list of the recommended prerequisites for the participating students. The reader will also find suggestions for extensions to the provided activities, as well as advice and reflections from instructors who field-tested the modules.

Teaching Mathematics Through Cross-Curricular Projects is aimed at anyone wishing to demonstrate the utility of pure mathematics across a wide selection of real-world scenarios and academic disciplines. Even the most experienced instructor will find something new and surprising to enhance their pure mathematics courses.

For additional material and updates on the book, visit www.ams.org/bookpages/clrm-72. The additional material and updates will be available after the book is published.

Readership

Undergraduate instructors interested in exposing their students to cross-curricular applications of the material that is taught in pure math courses.

  • Chapters
  • Investigating foundations of ancient Rapa Nui Houses
  • Kinship and group theory
  • Visualizing induction with African Sona designs
  • Japanese temple geometry
  • Abstract algebra in dance composition
  • Topological dance activities
  • Literary incarnations of topology
  • Solving with Sherlock
  • Mathematical dramaturgy: Making connections between mathematics and literature
  • Assessing the bikeability of bicycle infrastructure with graph theory
  • Ramping up campus accessibility through calculus
  • Who’s got the power? Measuring power in the U.S. legislative system
  • Order in the court! Spectral theory for an introductory linear algebra course
  • Double integrals and the human condition
  • Making mathematics relevant: Math in the news
  • Graph theoretical modeling of tile-based DNA self-assembly
  • Estimating the size and shape of a lung nodule from an x-ray image
  • Gradient descent methods in machine learning
  • Application-inspired real analysis: Image denoising
  • The seahorse reveals the waves
  • A topology scavenger hunt to introduce topological data analysis
  • Adventures in the SET® card game
  • Quads: A SET-like game with a twist
  • Eminently logical: The Monty Hall paradox as a teaching tool
  • Enumeration of the positive rational numbers using the Calkin-Wilf tree with application to the game Euclid
  • Get in the game with linear algebra
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Accessibility – to request an alternate format of an AMS title
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