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1st Edition

USA Through the Lens of Mathematics

ISBN 9781032133492
Published December 20, 2021 by A K Peters/CRC Press
248 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The main purpose of this captivating book is to help instructors in popularizing mathematics and other subjects by considering them in a unique multidisciplinary way. This integrative technique contributes to innovative teaching strategies to improving students’ critical and problem-solving skills and broadening their scientific vision and interdisciplinary knowledge.

The authors motivate the simultaneous learning of mathematics and social studies by telling the story of the United States of America in an original, mathematically oriented way. The readers will discover practical reasoning behind mathematical concepts.

This fascinating book exposes students to a novel educational strategy that aims to overcome fear of mathematics, reduce mathematical anxiety, and show the applicability of mathematics to everyday life and events. It is unique among mathematical books in its devotion to present facts and stories from the country’s heritage.

The collection of 325 informative problems is designed to fit any abilities, background, and taste. Their solution requires only basic knowledge of algebra.

Table of Contents

  1. The New Nation
  2. Geography of the United States
  3. National and State Parks
  4. The US Highways
  5. Constructions and Inventions in the United States
  6. The United States in Arts

    7. Shopping, Food, and Entertainment in the United States

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Dr. Natali Hritonenko is an award-winning Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean at Prairie View A&M University. During her prolific career, Dr. Hritonenko has authored 7 books and over 150 papers. Her books are used as textbooks and translated to other languages. Dr. Hritonenko is continuously working on improving mathematical education. She is the founder and director of NSF-PVAMU REU Site: Mathematical Modeling in the Sciences.

Dr. Yuri Yatsenko holds a Ph.D. from Kiev National University (Ukraine) and Dr. Sci. degree from the USSR Academy of Sciences (Moscow). He was a professor at science, business and technology schools in Ukraine, Poland, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Canada, and USA. Since 2002, he has been a professor at Houston Baptist University. Dr. Yatsenko has published eight books and more than 200 papers in top-ranked scientific journals.