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Description - Number Theory Through Inquiry by David C. Marshall

This innovative textbook leads students on a carefully guided discovery of introductory number theory. The book has two equally significant goals. The first is to help students develop mathematical thinking skills, particularly theorem-proving skills. The other goal is to help students understand some of the wonderfully rich ideas in the mathematical study of numbers. This book is appropriate for a proof transitions course, for independent study, or for a course designed as an introduction to abstract mathematics. It is designed to be used with an instructional technique variously called guided discovery or Modified Moore Method or Inquiry Based Learning (IBL). Instructors' materials explain the instructional method, which gives students a totally different experience compared to a standard lecture course. Students develop an attitude of personal reliance and a sense that they can think effectively about difficult problems; goals that are fundamental to the educational enterprise within and beyond mathematics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780883857519
ISBN-10: 0883857510
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 150
Imprint: Mathematical Association of America
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David C. Marshall

David C. Marshall is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Edward Odell is Professor of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin. Michael Starbird is Professor of Mathematics and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin.