How to write a math book
Using Book Creator to author mathematics - Book Creator appA large goal for many at some point in their life is to write a book. Whether this book is an autobiography, a memoir, or a piece of wizardry fiction they came up with in a cafe, its a goal. But, it gets harder. Then, this task, this book, this story they were trying to tell gets left in a folder on their desktop waiting to be deleted. A lot less intimidating.
A Guide to Mathematics Resources
So why not write these textbooks ourselves? Some of the topics we explore take a twist and some of the methods I use to teach are a little unorthodox but they help. They loved the idea! Not-so-ironically in this age where teachers teach kids, but also kids teach the teachers, my son provided detailed Book Creator training for me! Book Creator provided a platform to make my students the authors of books that featured non-traditional strategies that resonated with them this year. Since I introduced this idea at the end of a class period, students only had about 10 minutes to brainstorm. Some student groups immediately claimed topics, while other groups needed some help.
Math masters theses and doctoral dissertations, through May , are shelved at the West Campus Library. A Guide to Mathematics Resources. Toggle Dropdown publications publications publications publications publications publications publications Math Collection Development Policy Resources and Services Library Catalog. Ask us! WU Mathematics and Statistics Department.
“You’ll never see that in a math book”
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Helen Prochazka shares the joy of math with her new self-published book. Only about half of our adult population have the maths skills to cope with the numeracy demands of modern life. In the s, I wrote a series of high school textbooks. The Year 8 one was often utilized by adults to improve their maths skills and years later, it can still be found in more than a dozen Australian university libraries. My initial goal was to adapt that book for an adult audience. One day I realised that the only way to achieve that was to give up teaching, finish writing the book and self-publish.
Occasionally I rant about the general awfulness of mathematics textbooks. If I were to express my major objection in the most charitable possible way, it is that most textbooks are written like reference books. They are usually very good at recording the basic facts of a subject and proving them with admirable rigor. If you just need to look up some elementary theorem or formal definition, then by all means consult a textbook. The trouble, though, is that textbooks are seldom written from the perspective of a student encountering the material for the first time.