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The Joy of Thinking

...with Professor Edward B. Burger

Social Science how-to video: The Joy of Thinking by Professor Edward B. Burger Review this video!

The Joy of Thinking 1

Join Professor Edward B. Burger and Professor Michael Starbird as they educate you on the fourth dimension, coincidences, fractals, the allure of numbers, and geometry. These professors, of Williams University and University of Texas at Austin, respectively; take the viewer through lessons involving fewer numbers than you may expect. The professors co-wrote The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking, and teach the course in the DVD in accordance with the textbook. <p> All of the concepts and methods shown in the video are taught through real-world incidences, so you can relate all to your own life, making this system easy to understand for even the viewer who considers themselves “not a math person�. <p> The strategies taught and reviewed in this DVD are designed for you to easily approach, enjoy, and understand the world and your life. You absolutely do not have to be a mathematician to reap the benefits of this DVD or the concepts taught in it. <p> A reviewer for The American Mathematical Monthly called the textbook "Wonderful...possibly the best 'mathematics for the non-mathematician' book that I have seen." Enjoy this comprehensive and compelling DVD while learning practical lessons that can apply to all aspects of life.

(about 500 minutes)

The Joy of Thinking 2

The world of mathematics contains some of the greatest ideas of humankind&#8212;ideas comparable to the works of Shakespeare, Plato, and Michelangelo. These mathematical ideas can add texture, beauty, and wonder to your life. Most importantly, you don't have to be a mathematician to have access to this world. <p> A Mathematical Journey <p> The Joy of Thinking is a course about fun, aesthetics, and mystery&#8212;about great mathematical ideas that arise from puzzles, observations of everyday life, and habits of curiosity and effective thinking. It is as much about learning to think abstractly as it is about what we traditionally think of as mathematics. <p> You explore the fourth dimension, coincidences, fractals, the allure of number, and geometry, and bring these weighty notions back down to Earth to see how they apply to your own life. <p> Rather than focusing on adding figures or creating equations (in fact, there are fewer numbers than you might expect), this course will enable you to uncover and grasp insightful strategies for approaching, enjoying, and understanding the world around you. <p> "Wonderful... the Best" <p> Taught by Professors Edward B. Burger of Williams College and Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin, this course is based on their innovative textbook, The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking, which a reviewer for The American Mathematical Monthly called "wonderful... possibly the best 'mathematics for the non-mathematician' book that I have seen."

(about 500 minutes)

The Joy of Thinking 3

The world of mathematics contains some of the greatest ideas of humankind&#8212;ideas comparable to the works of Shakespeare, Plato, and Michelangelo. These mathematical ideas can add texture, beauty, and wonder to your life. Most importantly, you don't have to be a mathematician to have access to this world. <p> A Mathematical Journey <p> The Joy of Thinking is a course about fun, aesthetics, and mystery&#8212;about great mathematical ideas that arise from puzzles, observations of everyday life, and habits of curiosity and effective thinking. It is as much about learning to think abstractly as it is about what we traditionally think of as mathematics. <p> You explore the fourth dimension, coincidences, fractals, the allure of number, and geometry, and bring these weighty notions back down to Earth to see how they apply to your own life. <p> Rather than focusing on adding figures or creating equations (in fact, there are fewer numbers than you might expect), this course will enable you to uncover and grasp insightful strategies for approaching, enjoying, and understanding the world around you. <p> "Wonderful... the Best" <p> Taught by Professors Edward B. Burger of Williams College and Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin, this course is based on their innovative textbook, The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking, which a reviewer for The American Mathematical Monthly called "wonderful... possibly the best 'mathematics for the non-mathematician' book that I have seen."

(about 500 minutes)

The Joy of Thinking 4

The world of mathematics contains some of the greatest ideas of humankind&#8212;ideas comparable to the works of Shakespeare, Plato, and Michelangelo. These mathematical ideas can add texture, beauty, and wonder to your life. Most importantly, you don't have to be a mathematician to have access to this world. <p> A Mathematical Journey <p> The Joy of Thinking is a course about fun, aesthetics, and mystery&#8212;about great mathematical ideas that arise from puzzles, observations of everyday life, and habits of curiosity and effective thinking. It is as much about learning to think abstractly as it is about what we traditionally think of as mathematics. <p> You explore the fourth dimension, coincidences, fractals, the allure of number, and geometry, and bring these weighty notions back down to Earth to see how they apply to your own life. <p> Rather than focusing on adding figures or creating equations (in fact, there are fewer numbers than you might expect), this course will enable you to uncover and grasp insightful strategies for approaching, enjoying, and understanding the world around you. <p> "Wonderful... the Best" <p> Taught by Professors Edward B. Burger of Williams College and Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin, this course is based on their innovative textbook, The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking, which a reviewer for The American Mathematical Monthly called "wonderful... possibly the best 'mathematics for the non-mathematician' book that I have seen."

(about 500 minutes)

This video was added to our catalog on January 01, 2000 in Academic::Social Science.

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