**DIMACS - Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science**

Volume: 36;
1997;
452 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 00;

**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-1137-5
Product Code: DIMACS/36.S**

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**Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-3994-1
Product Code: DIMACS/36.E**

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# Discrete Mathematics in the Schools

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*Joseph G. Rosenstein; Deborah S. Franzblau; Fred S. Roberts*

#### Readership

Graduate students and mathematics educators interested in K–12 teaching, school curriculum teachers, and teachers of both pre-service and in-service educators.

# Table of Contents

## Discrete Mathematics in the Schools

- Cover Cover11
- Title page iii4
- Contents v6
- Foreword ix10
- Preface xi12
- Vision statement from 1992 conference xiii14
- Overview and abstracts xv16
- Introduction xxiii24
- List of participants xxxi32
- Conference program xxxii33
- Section 1. The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Views from the Classroom 136
- The impact of discrete mathematics in my classroom 338
- Three for the money: An hour in the classroom 944
- Fibonacci reflections–It’s elementary! 2560
- Using discrete mathematics to give remedial students a second chance 3570
- Section 2. The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Views from the Classroom 4378
- What we’ve got here is a failure to cooperate 4580
- Implementing the Standards: Let’s focus on the first four 5186
- Discrete mathematics: A vehicle for problem solving and excitement 67102
- Logic and discrete mathematics in the schools 75110
- Writing discrete(ly) 85120
- Discrete mathematics and public perceptions of mathematics 89124
- Mathematical modeling and discrete mathematics 99134
- The role of applications in teaching discrete mathematics 105140
- Section 3. What is Discrete Mathematics: Two Perspectives 119154
- What is discrete mathematics? The many answers 121156
- A comprehensive view of discrete mathematics: Chapter 14 of the New Jersey Mathematics Curriculum Framework 133168
- Section 4. Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Exiasting Mathematics Curricula, Grades K-8 185220
- Discrete mathematics in K–2 classrooms 187222
- Rhythm and pattern: Discrete mathematics with an artistic connection for elementary school teachers 203238
- Discrete mathematics activities for middle school 223258
- Section 5. Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Exiasting Mathematics Curricula, Grades 9-12 237272
- Putting chaos into calculus courses 239274
- Making a difference with difference equations 255290
- Discrete mathematical modeling in the secondary curriculum: Rationale and examples from The Core-Plus Mathematics Project 265300
- A discrete mathematics experience with general mathematics students 281316
- Algorithms, algebra, and the computer lab 289324
- Discrete mathematics is already in the classroom—But it’s hiding 295330
- Integrating discrete mathematics into the curriculum: An example 301336
- Section 6. High Scholl Courses on Discrete Mathematics 309344
- The status of discrete mathematics in the high schools 311346
- Discrete mathematics: A fresh start for secondary students 317352
- A discrete mathematics textbook for high schools 323358
- Section 7. Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science 331366
- Computer science, problem solving, and discrete mathematics 333368
- The role of computer science and discrete mathematics in the high school curriculum 343378
- Section 8. Resources for Teachers 355390
- Discrete mathematics software for K–12 education 357392
- Recommended resources for teaching discrete mathematics 373408
- The leadership program in discrete mathematics 415450
- Computer software for the teaching of discrete mathematics in the schools 433468
- Back Cover Back Cover1489