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The Popularization of Mathematics

The Popularization of Mathematics

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G. Howson, J. P. Kahane, E. J. Barbeau, R. Brown, T. Porter, V. Burjan, A. Vrba, M. De Guzman, M. Emmer, E. Esty, J. Schneider, G. Hatch, C. Shiu, C. Hoyles, M. Larsen, B. Mortimer, J. Poland, T. Nemetz, T. Shannon. L. Steen, C. Zeeman, D. Z. Zhang, H. K. Liu, S. Yu
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  • Date Published: November 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521408677

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  • This book presents the papers arising from the ICMI study seminar on the popularization of mathematics held at the University of Leeds, UK, 17–22 September 1989. The event was organized in conjunction with a highly successful touring exhibition known as the 'Pop Maths Roadshow'. Inspired by the discussion document prepared by Howson, Kahane and Pollak, the symposium consisted of three plenary sessions discussing the problems faced in the popularization through particular media. Members were present from a variety of backgrounds and discussion groups were devoted to specific themes, such as the image of mathematicians, TV and films, and mathematics in different cultures.

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    Review of the hardback: '… every professional mathematician – in particular, every teacher – should at least browse this book …' Monatshefte für Mathematik

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    • Date Published: November 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521408677
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    1. A study overview G. Howson and J. P. Kahane
    2. Mathematics in different cultures (Report of the working group)
    3. Mathematics for the public E. J. Barbeau
    4. Making a mathematical exhibition R. Brown and T. Porter
    5. The role of mathematical competitions in the popularization of mathematics in Czechoslovakia V. Burjan and A. Vrba
    6. Games and mathematics M. De Guzman
    7. Mathematics and the media M. Emmer
    8. Square One TV: a venture in the popularization of mathematics E. Esty and J. Schneider
    9. Frogs and candles - tales from a mathematics workshop G. Hatch and C. Shiu
    10. Mathematics in prime-time television: the story of fun and games C. Hoyles
    11. Cultural alienation and mathematics G. Knight
    12. Solving the problem of popularizing mathematics through problems M. Larsen
    13. Popularizing mathematics at the undergraduate level B. Mortimer and J. Poland
    14. The popularization of mathematics in Hungary T. Nemetz
    15. Sowing mathematical seeds in the local professional community T. Shannon
    16. Mathematical news that's fit to print L. Steen
    17. Christmas lectures and mathematics masterclasses C. Zeeman
    18. Some aspects of the popularization of mathematics in China D. Z. Zhang, H. K. Liu and S. Yu.

  • Editors

    A. G. Howson, University of Southampton

    J. -P. Kahane, Université de Paris XI

    Contributors

    G. Howson, J. P. Kahane, E. J. Barbeau, R. Brown, T. Porter, V. Burjan, A. Vrba, M. De Guzman, M. Emmer, E. Esty, J. Schneider, G. Hatch, C. Shiu, C. Hoyles, M. Larsen, B. Mortimer, J. Poland, T. Nemetz, T. Shannon. L. Steen, C. Zeeman, D. Z. Zhang, H. K. Liu, S. Yu

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