Number Theory Through Inquiry
David C. Marshall, Edward Odell & Michael Starbird, Authors
150 pp., Hardbound, 2007
Number Theory Through Inquiry is an innovative textbook designed to help students learn introductory number theory through guided activities and sets of exercises. The book's carefully arranged sequences of challenges allow students to examine methods and discover ideas on their own. Along the way, students develop theorem-proving skills and an understanding of key ideas in the mathematical study of numbers.
Number Theory Through Inquiry is meant to be used with an instructional technique variously known as inquiry-based learning, guided discovery, or the Modified Moore Method. When combined with this participation-driven teaching style, Number Theory Through Inquiry can help students learn to think independently, depend more on their own reasoning, and develop the central ideas behind basic number theory on their own. Students learn that they themselves can create important ideas and effectively handle complicated problems.
Number Theory Through Inquiry is appropriate for a proof transitions course, an introductory abstract mathematics course, or independent study. Whether you're a student, teacher, or just a math enthusiast interested in exploring the mathematical realm of numbers, Number Theory Through Inquiry is perfect for you.—R. Miller
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