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Book DetailsDIMACS  Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer ScienceVolume: 36; 1997; 452 ppMSC: Primary 00; 97;
This volume is a collection of articles written by experienced primary, secondary, and collegiate educators. The book explains why discrete mathematics should be taught in K–12 classrooms and offers practical guidance on how to do so.
In this book, teachers at all levels will find a great deal of valuable material to help them introduce discrete mathematics in their classrooms. One main article provides a comprehensive and detailed view of discrete mathematics for K–12. Another surveys the resources that are available for teachers. School and district curriculum leaders will find material that addresses how discrete mathematics can be introduced into their curricula. College faculty members will find ideas and topics that can be incorporated into a variety of courses.
Features: Classroom activities and an annotated list of resources.
 Authors who are directors of innovative programs and who are well known for their work.
 A description of discrete mathematics providing the opportunity for a fresh start for students who have been previously unsuccessful in mathematics.
 Discussion on discrete mathematics as it is used to achieve the goals of the current effort to improve mathematics education.
 Guidance on topics, resources and teaching; a valuable guide for both preservice and inservice professional development.
ReadershipGraduate students and mathematics educators interested in K–12 teaching, school curriculum teachers, and teachers of both preservice and inservice educators.

Table of Contents

Section 1. The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Views from the Classroom

The impact of discrete mathematics in my classroom

Three for the money: An hour in the classroom

Fibonacci reflections–It’s elementary!

Using discrete mathematics to give remedial students a second chance

What we’ve got here is a failure to cooperate

Section 2. The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Views from the Classroom

Implementing the Standards: Let’s focus on the first four

Discrete mathematics: A vehicle for problem solving and excitement

Logic and discrete mathematics in the schools

Writing discrete(ly)

Discrete mathematics and public perceptions of mathematics

Mathematical modeling and discrete mathematics

The role of applications in teaching discrete mathematics

Section 3. What is Discrete Mathematics: Two Perspectives

What is discrete mathematics? The many answers

A comprehensive view of discrete mathematics: Chapter 14 of the New Jersey Mathematics Curriculum Framework

Section 4. Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Exiasting Mathematics Curricula, Grades K8

Discrete mathematics in K–2 classrooms

Rhythm and pattern: Discrete mathematics with an artistic connection for elementary school teachers

Discrete mathematics activities for middle school

Section 5. Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Exiasting Mathematics Curricula, Grades 912

Putting chaos into calculus courses

Making a difference with difference equations

Discrete mathematical modeling in the secondary curriculum: Rationale and examples from The CorePlus Mathematics Project

A discrete mathematics experience with general mathematics students

Algorithms, algebra, and the computer lab

Discrete mathematics is already in the classroom—But it’s hiding

Integrating discrete mathematics into the curriculum: An example

Section 6. High Scholl Courses on Discrete Mathematics

The status of discrete mathematics in the high schools

Discrete mathematics: A fresh start for secondary students

A discrete mathematics textbook for high schools

Section 7. Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer science, problem solving, and discrete mathematics

The role of computer science and discrete mathematics in the high school curriculum

Section 8. Resources for Teachers

Discrete mathematics software for K–12 education

Recommended resources for teaching discrete mathematics

The leadership program in discrete mathematics

Computer software for the teaching of discrete mathematics in the schools


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This volume is a collection of articles written by experienced primary, secondary, and collegiate educators. The book explains why discrete mathematics should be taught in K–12 classrooms and offers practical guidance on how to do so.
In this book, teachers at all levels will find a great deal of valuable material to help them introduce discrete mathematics in their classrooms. One main article provides a comprehensive and detailed view of discrete mathematics for K–12. Another surveys the resources that are available for teachers. School and district curriculum leaders will find material that addresses how discrete mathematics can be introduced into their curricula. College faculty members will find ideas and topics that can be incorporated into a variety of courses.
Features:
 Classroom activities and an annotated list of resources.
 Authors who are directors of innovative programs and who are well known for their work.
 A description of discrete mathematics providing the opportunity for a fresh start for students who have been previously unsuccessful in mathematics.
 Discussion on discrete mathematics as it is used to achieve the goals of the current effort to improve mathematics education.
 Guidance on topics, resources and teaching; a valuable guide for both preservice and inservice professional development.
Graduate students and mathematics educators interested in K–12 teaching, school curriculum teachers, and teachers of both preservice and inservice educators.

Section 1. The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Views from the Classroom

The impact of discrete mathematics in my classroom

Three for the money: An hour in the classroom

Fibonacci reflections–It’s elementary!

Using discrete mathematics to give remedial students a second chance

What we’ve got here is a failure to cooperate

Section 2. The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Views from the Classroom

Implementing the Standards: Let’s focus on the first four

Discrete mathematics: A vehicle for problem solving and excitement

Logic and discrete mathematics in the schools

Writing discrete(ly)

Discrete mathematics and public perceptions of mathematics

Mathematical modeling and discrete mathematics

The role of applications in teaching discrete mathematics

Section 3. What is Discrete Mathematics: Two Perspectives

What is discrete mathematics? The many answers

A comprehensive view of discrete mathematics: Chapter 14 of the New Jersey Mathematics Curriculum Framework

Section 4. Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Exiasting Mathematics Curricula, Grades K8

Discrete mathematics in K–2 classrooms

Rhythm and pattern: Discrete mathematics with an artistic connection for elementary school teachers

Discrete mathematics activities for middle school

Section 5. Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Exiasting Mathematics Curricula, Grades 912

Putting chaos into calculus courses

Making a difference with difference equations

Discrete mathematical modeling in the secondary curriculum: Rationale and examples from The CorePlus Mathematics Project

A discrete mathematics experience with general mathematics students

Algorithms, algebra, and the computer lab

Discrete mathematics is already in the classroom—But it’s hiding

Integrating discrete mathematics into the curriculum: An example

Section 6. High Scholl Courses on Discrete Mathematics

The status of discrete mathematics in the high schools

Discrete mathematics: A fresh start for secondary students

A discrete mathematics textbook for high schools

Section 7. Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer science, problem solving, and discrete mathematics

The role of computer science and discrete mathematics in the high school curriculum

Section 8. Resources for Teachers

Discrete mathematics software for K–12 education

Recommended resources for teaching discrete mathematics

The leadership program in discrete mathematics

Computer software for the teaching of discrete mathematics in the schools