ERIC Number: ED162874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in Mathematics, Volume XVI. Some Uses of Mathematics: A Source Book for Teachers and Students of School Mathematics.
Bell, Max S., Ed.
This is a collection of articles dealing with mathematical applications for use by high school teachers and students. The articles are intended to illustrate several themes: (1) how mathematics is applied via construction of mathematical models; (2) the various types of activities in applied mathematics; (3) the role of pure mathematics in applied mathematics; and (4) a number of specific examples illustrating the nature of applications of mathematics in a variety of fields. Chapter topics include: (1) mathematics and social policy; (2) mathematics in the natural sciences; (3) computers; (4) elections; (5) geometry; (6) orbiting; (7) crytography; (8) nuclear energy; (9) space age; (10) capital budgeting; (11) decision models; (12) social sciences; (13) psychology; (14) chemistry; (15) neural networks; (16) queueing; (17) the birthday problem; and (18) bridge. (MP)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.
Identifiers: School Mathematics Study Group
Note: For related documents, see SE 025 371-375 and ED 143 544-557; Contains numerous copyrighted articles