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Happy 2014!!! 

Reserve Books

If you have an extra copy of the textbook(s) that you are using this semester, I would encourage you to put it/them "on reserve" for students.  The form to do so can be found at

Library Instruction Sessions

Please call me (x6093) if you would like to schedule a library instruction session for your students.  These sessions can be tailored for the paper or project that your students are working on.   

Book/DVD Orders

Ordering stops in March.  If there is an item that you would like to see made available in the library's collection, please send me the title and ISBN number.


Selected New Books/DVDs



Call Number

The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World

Gardner, Howard, et al

HQ799.9.I58 G37 2013

Next Generation Science Standards-

NGSS Lead States

LB1585 .N49 2013

A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Quinn, Helen et al

LB1585.3 .N38 2012

The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters

Ginsberg, Benjamin

LB2341 .G496 2013

Teaching Models: Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners

Milman, Natalie B. et al

LB2806.15 .K54 2014

Fractals in Science

Bunde, Armin, et al

Q160.2 .F73 1994

A Walk Through Combinatorics: An Introduction to Enumeration and Graph Theory

Bona, Miklos

QA164 .B66 2011

Principles and Techniques in Combinatorics

Chuan-Chong, Chen et al

QA164 .C54 1992

Counting: 2nd Edition

Koh, Khee Meng et al

QA164 .K63 2013

A History of Mathematics

Boyer, Carl B. et al

QA21 .B767 2011

Commutative Algebra: with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry

Eisenbud, David

QA251.3 .E38 2004

Commutative Ring Theory

Matsumura, H. et al

QA251.3 .M37213 1989

A Computable Universe: Understanding and Exploring Nature as Computation

Zenil, Hector

QA267.7 .C6455 2013

Advances and Challenges in Space-time Modelling of Natural Events

Porcu, Emilio et al (eds)

QA276 .A384 2012

Categorical Data Analysis

Agresti, Alan

QA278 .A353 2013

Multivariate Methods of Representing Relations in R for Prioritization Purposes

Myers, Wayne L. et al

QA278 .M94 2012

The Historical Development of the Calculus

Edwards, C.H.

QA303 .E224 1979

Mathematical Thinking: Problem-Solving and Proofs

D-Angelo, John P. et al

QA39.2 .D25 2000

Making Mathematics Practical: An Approach to Problem Solving

Toh, Tin Lam et al

QA63 .M35 2011

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Dyson, George

QA76.17 .D97 2012

From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

Turner, Fred

QA76.9.C66 T875 2006

The Avalanche Handbook

The Mountaineers Books

QC929.A8 M39 2006

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History

LeCouteur, Penny

QD37 .L34 2004

Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America

Hornblum, Allen M. et al

RJ85 .H67 2013

Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice

Hughes, John F. et al

T385 .C5735 2014


Web Sites of Interest

An Introduction to Teaching Mathematics at the College Level

Teaching college mathematics can be a daunting task, indeed. It's nice for seasoned professionals and others to have a solid primer on the subject and this guide from Professor Suzanne Kelton is quite useful. The 54-page guide is divided into four chapters that cover documenting teaching practices, classroom basics, course policies, and discussion sections. Each of these chapters has additional subsections, such as syllabi, pace, and proofs. As a bonus, the document has an appendix that covers graphing techniques. The language of the document is jargon-free and accessible, which is a welcome departure from other guides. Visitors will want to share this item with friends in the field and even those who are teaching in other disciplines. [KMG]

MAA: Curriculum Inspirations

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has created the Curriculum Inspirations collection to help "demonstrate practical ways to engage students in the lively exploration of mathematics and mathematical thinking." Here, educators will find essays of varying lengths and crafted by the well-known mathematics education expert, James Tanton. The "Ten Problem Solving Strategy Essays" are all gems and range from "Draw a Picture" to "Solve a Smaller Version of the Same Problem." Also, each essay provides useful links to supplemental teaching resources, such as short classroom activities. The site is rounded out with information about high school content standards and a short bio on Mr. Tanton himself. Interested visitors should make sure to register for free email updates when new material is added to the site. [KMG]

Understanding Science: Teaching Resources

The world of science is diverse and fascinating, but traditional methods of teaching sometimes don't do it justice. This site from the University of California helps teachers help their students become fascinated by the process of scientific discovery. The site contains several "teachers' lounges" where educators can share information, resources, and also learn about new pedagogical developments and innovations. Visitors shouldn't miss the Guide to Understanding Science 101, which includes answers to questions like What is science? and so on. Moving on, the site also contains other areas, including Correcting Misconceptions, Teaching Tools, and Conceptual Framework, which helps educators identify age-appropriate learning goals. [KMG]

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