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Success with Mathematics





ISBN 9780415298612
Published December 27, 2002 by Routledge
192 Pages

 
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Book Description

Many students find the leap between school and university level mathematics to be significantly greater than they expected. Success with Mathematics has been devised and written especially in order to help students bridge that gap. It offers clear, practical guidance from experienced teachers of mathematics in higher education on such key issues as:

* getting started
* ways of studying
* assessment
* mathematical communication
* learning by doing
* using ICT
* using calculators
* what next.

After reading this book, students will find themselves better prepared for the change in pace, rigour and abstraction they encounter in degree level mathematics. They will also find themselves able to broaden their learning strategies and improve their self-directed study skills.

This book is essential reading for anyone following, or about to undertake, a degree in mathematics, or other degree courses with mathematical content.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started and Keeping Going 2. A Standard Approach to Organization 3. Alternative Forms of Writing 4. Style 5. Editing 6. Collaborative Writing 7. Writing for Publication

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Reviews

'I found this to be an excellent book. It deserves a wide readership - teachers of mathematics in universities should read it and induction materials for new mathematics students should reference it. Heather Cooke and her team of contributors are to be congratulated on producing such an accessible, comprehensive and stimulating guide to the art and science of learning mathematics.' - Dr Rod Haggarty, Oxford Brookes University

'Heather Cooke has written an excellent book. Indeed, I couldn't help thinking by the end that I could have done with something just like this when I began studying as an undergraduate mathematician myself many years ago.' - Dr Linda Haggarty, The Open University

'Success with Mathematics is aimed at anyone, not just physicists, enrolled on a degree programme that involves some mathematical content.' - Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Higher Education Academy