A challenge of numbers : people in the mathematical sciences by Bernard L. Madison, Therese A. Hart

By Bernard L. Madison, Therese A. Hart

Describes the conditions and concerns situated on humans within the mathematical sciences, mostly scholars and lecturers at US faculties and universities. the following, developments within the mathematical sciences' most dear source - its humans - are awarded narratively, graphically, and numerically as a data base for policymakers.

Show description

Read or Download A challenge of numbers : people in the mathematical sciences PDF

Best study & teaching books

Letters to a Young Mathematician (Art of Mentoring)

Because the identify indicates, this ebook is written within the type of letters to a "young mathematician", delivering recommendation and usually discussing what arithmetic is and what it skill to be a mathematician. The again hide grants that it "tells readers what global popular mathematician Ian Stewart needs he had identified whilst he used to be a student", and that i was once intrigued simply because I had a combined adventure with arithmetic in collage and consistently puzzled what i may have performed another way.

Being Alongside: For the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

How do you identify a lecture room tradition within which scholars commonly conjecture and imagine mathematically? How do you determine a manner of operating with lecturers, utilizing video, within which dialogue helps expert improvement? the current publication bargains solutions to those questions via a detailed (enactivist) learn of 1 unprecedented instructor in a single leading edge arithmetic division within the united kingdom.

Extra info for A challenge of numbers : people in the mathematical sciences

Example text

The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) represents the following 15 professional societies: AMATYC, AMS, ASA, ASL, AWM, IMS, MAA, NAM, NCTM, SIAM, the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, ORSA, the Society of Actuaries, and TIMS. The Council of Scientific Society Presidents includes representatives from 33 organizations, including AMATYC, AMS, CBMS, MAA, NCTM, and SIAM. The Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology includes the AMS, MAA, and SIAM in its membership of 16 professional societies.

Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution. COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 24 and 17], black and Hispanic students made appreciable gains, as did students living in the Southeast. While average performance has improved since 1978, the gains have been confined primarily to lower-order skills.

Results for the test of verbal skills were hardly more encouraging. Of all the students who took the tests, 28 percent were rated as proficient, about 44 percent were lacking in one area (reading, vocabulary, grammar, writing) or another, and 28 percent failed in all areas. 4 MINORITIES AND WOMEN Fewer blacks, Hispanics, and women study mathematics and choose mathematically based careers than one would expect from their fraction of the total population. Asian-Americans choose mathematically based careers at rates higher than one would expect from their fraction of the total population.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 35 votes