The Resource Becoming a mathematician : an international perspective, Leigh N Wood, Peter Petocz, Anna Reid, (electronic resource)

Becoming a mathematician : an international perspective, Leigh N Wood, Peter Petocz, Anna Reid, (electronic resource)

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Becoming a mathematician : an international perspective
Title
Becoming a mathematician
Title remainder
an international perspective
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Leigh N Wood, Peter Petocz, Anna Reid
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eng
Summary
Mathematicians are everywhere and nowhere: although they play key roles in industry and research, business and science, the people who use the ideas and tools of the mathematics are often invisible and difficult to identify. This leads to a lack of clarity for students who are studying the mathematical sciences in their transition to professional life. Becoming a Mathematician considers the process of developing a mathematical identity and becoming a mathematician from the point of view of the participants in the process – students and recent graduates. It focuses on the people who do mathematics rather than on the topics of mathematics. It investigates the development of mathematical scientists for a variety of workplaces, and incorporates the experiences of those who were unsuccessful as well as those who were successful in the transition to the profession. The research presented is based on interviews, observations and surveys of students and graduates as they develop their identity as mathematicians, carried out over a decade in Australia and a diverse range of countries
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Wood, Leigh N
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0
LC call number
QA10.5
LC item number
.W66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • SpringerLink
  • Petocz, Peter
  • Reid, Anna
Series statement
Mathematics Education Library
Series volume
56
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
  • MATHEMATICS / Essays
  • MATHEMATICS / Pre-Calculus
  • MATHEMATICS / Reference
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Education
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences humaines
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Becoming a mathematician : an international perspective, Leigh N Wood, Peter Petocz, Anna Reid, (electronic resource)
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mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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not applicable
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: How does a person become a mathematician? -- Chapter 2: How do mathematics students think of mathematics? – a first look -- Chapter 3: How do mathematics students go about learning mathematics? – a first look -- Chapter 4: What do mathematics students say about mathematics internationally? -- Chapter 5: How can we track our students’ progress towards becoming mathematicians? -- Chapter 6: What is the contribution of mathematics to graduates’ professional working life? -- Chapter 7: What is the role of communication in mathematics graduates’ transition to professional work? -- Chapter 8: What university curriculum best helps students to become mathematicians? -- Chapter 9: How can professional development contribute to university mathematics teaching? -- Chapter 10: Conclusion: Becoming a mathematician – revisited -- References -- Appendix 1. Short form of conceptions of mathematics survey -- Appendix 2. Mathematical communication outcomes -- Appendix 3. Australian professional development framework.
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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 188 p.)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400729841
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uncompressed
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)778076290
  • (OCoLC)ocn778076290
Label
Becoming a mathematician : an international perspective, Leigh N Wood, Peter Petocz, Anna Reid, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: How does a person become a mathematician? -- Chapter 2: How do mathematics students think of mathematics? – a first look -- Chapter 3: How do mathematics students go about learning mathematics? – a first look -- Chapter 4: What do mathematics students say about mathematics internationally? -- Chapter 5: How can we track our students’ progress towards becoming mathematicians? -- Chapter 6: What is the contribution of mathematics to graduates’ professional working life? -- Chapter 7: What is the role of communication in mathematics graduates’ transition to professional work? -- Chapter 8: What university curriculum best helps students to become mathematicians? -- Chapter 9: How can professional development contribute to university mathematics teaching? -- Chapter 10: Conclusion: Becoming a mathematician – revisited -- References -- Appendix 1. Short form of conceptions of mathematics survey -- Appendix 2. Mathematical communication outcomes -- Appendix 3. Australian professional development framework.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 188 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400729841
Level of compression
uncompressed
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778076290
  • (OCoLC)ocn778076290

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