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The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking Hardcover – 8 Nov 2012

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Title: The Heart of Mathematics( An Invitation to Effective Thinking [With 3-D Glasses]) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: EdwardB.Burger <>Publisher: JohnWiley&Sons

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I have been enlightened by this book! 2 Sept. 2014
By Sarah E. - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I never did well in math. In fact, the majority of grade school math classes... well... I do not remember them at all. Numbers were not as interesting as a good book, or a cool peice of history. Yet, here I am in college, terrified to take that required math class. I admit, I dropped out of my traditional college math the class the first week, out of fear of looking like an idiot.
Then I saw a different option. A class called "Math Appreciation". Reading the description, it seemed as though the course would focus on exactly that: Appreciating mathematics in our lives. This book was the required text.
I can honestly say, that I finally get it. I understand the significance of math in my life, and it astounds me. I have this textbook, and its authors to thank.
They made what first seemed pointless, into something truly beautiful and intriguing.

It was hard at first, to look beyond what I knew of traditional math. This is a mind expanding textbook, and therefore may displease those who are linear thinkers.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Book teaches math skills we all can use 21 Jan. 2014
By Alvin M. Townley Jr. - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
As promised, this book makes math fun. I've been out of college for over 40 years, and I am having a ball with this book. I always liked math, it just did not like me. Learning the math of the Universal Product Code (UPC) and Bank Account Routing numbers was worth the price of the book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Math book that far exceeds my exceeds my expecatation!! 4 April 2014
By RHONDA JACKSON - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Math is one subject that I just can't wrap my brain around. Now that I've been out of high school for some time now, I thought I would give it another go; I wasn't disappointed with this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Confusing and Poorly Designed 11 Feb. 2015
By Elizabeth Fray - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I used this book for a MATH 100 course, after having not taken a math class for 10 years. Thank goodness for the instructor and office hour visits, because if I had to rely solely on this book, I would have been completely lost. The authors seem more concerned with corny jokes and unintentionally condescending remarks than with actually explaining the concepts. Some chapters were incredibly easy, and others were extremely hard- there was no apparent progression of skills, the chapters would bounce from geometry to linear algebra to graphing, etc. They broke some concepts down in painstaking detail, and then would suddenly assume you knew the quadratic formula. I think this book could be good for students right out of high school, or someone who has recently visited mathematical concepts- for myself, it was confusing and tedious.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good overview for the mathematically inclined and non-mathematically-inclined 3 Aug. 2015
By EJS - Published on
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I really liked this book, even as a mathematics major. It was a great introduction to areas of math I thought I had no interest in as well as a good overview of effective mathematical thinking. After reading this book and taking a course that went along with it I developed a new-found interest in graph theory, which was an area I thought I hated.

If you think you hate mathematics, this is a good book for you. The explanations of seemingly-intimidating concepts are clear and there are lots of explanations of how you see these phenomena in the "real world."

Overall, I highly recommend this.
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