Sunday, March 4, 2012

MW's Math Library

Arranged in no particular order, this is a list of some of the math(s) books on my shelf, piles actually, that I am currently reading, have read, or to be read. Ok, so its the pile within reach of my favorite chair. As time allows, I will create a more complete database and share it. These are the books that I read and reread as I am planning my lessons or simply want to escape into the world of math literature. There are fun problems, human stories, histories, theory... These are some of the books I routinely pull excerpts from to share with my math students to help the see the beauty of math and learn that math is more than arithmetic. They are the source of inspiration for challenging problems for my students, and me, to chew on. They are inspiration. I thought my followers might find something interesting here. Please use the comment box below to share some of the titles in your piles, or comment on how you make use of books like this with your students.

The Math Book From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics, Clifford A Pickover

The Mystery of Numbers, Annemarie Schimmel

The Golden Ratio, Mario Livio

The Man Who Counted, Malba Tahan

Fascinating Fibonaccis, Trudi Hammel Garland

Sacred Geometry, Stephen Skinner

The Num8er My5teries, Marcus du Sautoy

Finding Moonshine, Marcus du Sautoy

The Music of the Primes, Marcus du Sautoy

Symmetry, Marcus du Sautoy

Zeno's Paradox, Joseph Mazur

Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, Ian Stewart

Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Ian Stewart

Number Theory and it's History, Oystein Ore

A Mathematicians Apology, GH Hardy

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, Paul Hoffman

Number, John McLeish

Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh

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