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Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Analysis and Applications

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Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Analysis and Applications encompasses several contemporary topics in the field of mathematical analysis, their applications, and relevancies in other areas of research and study. The readers will find developments concerning the topics presented to a reasonable extent with various new problems for further study. Each chapter carefully presents the related problems and issues, methods of solutions, and their possible applications or relevancies in other scientific areas. Aims at enriching the understanding of methods, problems, and applications Offers an understanding of research problems by presenting the necessary developments in reasonable details Discusses applications and uses of operator theory, fixed-point theory, inequalities, bi-univalent functions, functional equations, and scalar-objective programming, and presents various associated problems and ways to solve such problems This book is written for individual researchers, educators, students, and department libraries.

Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics

Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9813102306
Author: Kai S Lam
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Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics by Kai S Lam Book Resume:

This textbook, pitched at the advanced-undergraduate to beginning-graduate level, focuses on mathematical topics of relevance in contemporary physics that are not usually covered in texts at the same level. Its main purpose is to help students appreciate and take advantage of the modern trend of very productive symbiosis between physics and mathematics. Three major areas are covered: (1) linear operators; (2) group representations and Lie algebra representations; (3) topology and differential geometry. The following are noteworthy features of this book: the style of exposition is a fusion of those common in the standard physics and mathematics literatures; the level of exposition varies from quite elementary to moderately advanced, so that the book is of interest to a wide audience; despite the diversity of the topics covered, there is a strong degree of thematic unity; much care is devoted to detailed cross-referencing so that, from any part of the book, the reader can trace easily where specific concepts or techniques are introduced.

Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics

Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 981466782X
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Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics by Kai S Lam Book Resume:

This new (second) edition contains a general treatment of quantum field theory (QFT) in a simple scalar field setting in addition to the modern material on the applications of differential geometry and topology, group theory, and the theory of linear operators to physics found in the first edition. All these are introduced without assuming more background on the part of the reader than a good foundation in undergraduate (junior) level mathematical physics. The new material entirely focuses on an introduction to quantum field theory, emphasizing the Feynman path (functional integral) approach to QFT and the renormalization group. With respect to the latter, the focus is on an introduction of its application to critical phenomena in statistical physics, following the outgrowth of the Callan–Symanzik equation originally developed in the context of high energy physics, and the seminal contributions of Kenneth Wilson. One of the overriding aims of the new material is also to draw students' attention to the deep connections between high energy physics and statistical mechanics. The unavoidable technical aspects are explained with a minimum of prerequisite material and jargon, and conceptual understanding is always given prominence before mastery of technical details, but the importance of the latter is never underestimated. Derivational details and motivational discussions are provided in abundance in order to ensure continuity of reading, and to avoid trying the readers' patience.

Advanced Topics in Mathematical Analysis

Advanced Topics in Mathematical Analysis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351142119
Author: Michael Ruzhansky,Hemen Dutta
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Advanced Topics in Mathematical Analysis by Michael Ruzhansky,Hemen Dutta Book Resume:

Advanced Topics in Mathematical Analysis is aimed at researchers, graduate students, and educators with an interest in mathematical analysis, and in mathematics more generally. The book aims to present theory, methods, and applications of the selected topics that have significant, useful relevance to contemporary research.

Trends in Contemporary Mathematics

Trends in Contemporary Mathematics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319052543
Author: Vincenzo Ancona,Elisabetta Strickland
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Trends in Contemporary Mathematics by Vincenzo Ancona,Elisabetta Strickland Book Resume:

The topics faced in this book cover a large spectrum of current trends in mathematics, such as Shimura varieties and the Lang lands program, zonotopal combinatorics, non linear potential theory, variational methods in imaging, Riemann holonomy and algebraic geometry, mathematical problems arising in kinetic theory, Boltzmann systems, Pell's equations in polynomials, deformation theory in non commutative algebras. This work contains a selection of contributions written by international leading mathematicians who were speakers at the "INdAM Day", an initiative born in 2004 to present the most recent developments in contemporary mathematics.

Recent Developments in Quantum Affine Algebras and Related Topics

Recent Developments in Quantum Affine Algebras and Related Topics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0821811991
Author: Naihuan Jing,Kailash C. Misra
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Recent Developments in Quantum Affine Algebras and Related Topics by Naihuan Jing,Kailash C. Misra Book Resume:

This volume reflects the proceedings of the International Conference on Representations of Affine and Quantum Affine Algebras and Their Applications held at North Carolina State University (Raleigh). In recent years, the theory of affine and quantum affine Lie algebras has become an important area of mathematical research with numerous applications in other areas of mathematics and physics. Three areas of recent progress are the focus of this volume: affine and quantum affine algebras and their generalizations, vertex operator algebras and their representations, and applications in combinatorics and statistical mechanics. Talks given by leading international experts at the conference offered both overviews on the subjects and current research results. The book nicely presents the interplay of these topics recently occupying 'center stage' in the theory of infinite dimensional Lie theory.

Philosophy of Mathematics

Philosophy of Mathematics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000468801
Author: Ahmet Cevik
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Philosophy of Mathematics by Ahmet Cevik Book Resume:

The philosophy of mathematics is an exciting subject. Philosophy of Mathematics: Classic and Contemporary Studies explores the foundations of mathematical thought. The aim of this book is to encourage young mathematicians to think about the philosophical issues behind fundamental concepts and about different views on mathematical objects and mathematical knowledge. With this new approach, the author rekindles an interest in philosophical subjects surrounding the foundations of mathematics. He offers the mathematical motivations behind the topics under debate. He introduces various philosophical positions ranging from the classic views to more contemporary ones, including subjects which are more engaged with mathematical logic. Most books on philosophy of mathematics have little to no focus on the effects of philosophical views on mathematical practice, and no concern on giving crucial mathematical results and their philosophical relevance, consequences, reasons, etc. This book fills this gap. The book can be used as a textbook for a one-semester or even one-year course on philosophy of mathematics. "Other textbooks on the philosophy of mathematics are aimed at philosophers. This book is aimed at mathematicians. Since the author is a mathematician, it is a valuable addition to the literature." - Mark Balaguer, California State University, Los Angeles "There are not many such texts available for mathematics students. I applaud efforts to foster the dialogue between mathematics and philosophy." - Michele Friend, George Washington University and CNRS, Lille, France

Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics

Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191643416
Author: Anne Watson,Keith Jones,Dave Pratt
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Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics by Anne Watson,Keith Jones,Dave Pratt Book Resume:

Big ideas in the mathematics curriculum for older school students, especially those that are hard to learn and hard to teach, are covered in this book. It will be a first port of call for research about teaching big ideas for students from 9-19 and also has implications for a wider range of students. These are the ideas that really matter, that students get stuck on, and that can be obstacles to future learning. It shows how students learn, why they sometimes get things wrong, and the strengths and pitfalls of various teaching approaches. Contemporary high-profile topics like modelling are included. The authors are experienced teachers, researchers and mathematics educators, and many teachers and researchers have been involved in the thinking behind this book, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. An associated website, hosted by the Nuffield Foundation, summarises the key messages in the book and connects them to examples of classroom tasks that address important learning issues about particular mathematical ideas.

Frontiers In Orthogonal Polynomials And Q-series

Frontiers In Orthogonal Polynomials And Q-series [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 981322889X
Author: Nashed M Zuhair,Li Xin
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Frontiers In Orthogonal Polynomials And Q-series by Nashed M Zuhair,Li Xin Book Resume:

This volume aims to highlight trends and important directions of research in orthogonal polynomials, q-series, and related topics in number theory, combinatorics, approximation theory, mathematical physics, and computational and applied harmonic analysis. This collection is based on the invited lectures by well-known contributors from the International Conference on Orthogonal Polynomials and q-Series, that was held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, on May 10–12, 2015. The conference was dedicated to Professor Mourad Ismail on his 70th birthday. The editors strived for a volume that would inspire young researchers and provide a wealth of information in an engaging format. Theoretical, combinatorial and computational/algorithmic aspects are considered, and each chapter contains many references on its topic, when appropriate. Contents: Mourad Ismail (Richard Askey)Binomial Andrews–Gordon–Bressoud Identities (Dennis Stanton)Symmetric Expansions of Very Well-Poised Basic Hypergeometric Series (George E Andrews)A Sturm–Liouville Theory for Hahn Difference Operator (M H Annaby, A E Hamza and S D Makharesh)Solvability of the Hankel Determinant Problem for Real Sequences (Andrew Bakan and Christian Berg)Convolution and Product Theorems for the Special Affine Fourier Transform (Ayush Bhandari and Ahmed I Zayed)A Further Look at Time-and-Band Limiting for Matrix Orthogonal Polynomials (M Castro, F A Grünbaum, I Pacharoni and I Zurrián)The Orthogonality of Al–Salam–Carlitz Polynomials for Complex Parameters (Howard S Cohl, Roberto S Costas-Santos and Wenqing Xu)Crouching AGM, Hidden Modularity (Shaun Cooper, Jesús Guillera, Armin Straub and Wadim Zudilin)Asymptotics of Orthogonal Polynomials and the Painlevé Transcendents (Dan Dai)From the Gaussian Circle Problem to Multivariate Shannon Sampling (Willi Freeden and M Zuhair Nashed)Weighted Partition Identities and Divisor Sums (F G Garvan)On the Ismail–Letessier–Askey Monotonicity Conjecture for Zeros of Ultraspherical Polynomials (Walter Gautschi)A Discrete Top-Down Markov Problem in Approximation Theory (Walter Gautschi)Supersymmetry of the Quantum Rotor (Vincent X Genest, Luc Vinet, Guo-Fu Yu and Alexei Zhedanov)The Method of Brackets in Experimental Mathematics (Ivan Gonzalez, Karen Kohl, Lin Jiu and Victor H Moll)Balanced Modular Parameterizations (Tim Huber, Danny Lara and Esteban Melendez)Some Smallest Parts Functions from Variations of Bailey's Lemma (Chris Jennings-Shaffer)Dual Addition Formulas Associated with Dual Product Formulas (Tom H Koornwinder)Holonomic Tools for Basic Hypergeometric Functions (Christoph Koutschan and Peter Paule)A Direct Evaluation of an Integral of Ismail and Valent (Alexey Kuznetsov)Algebraic Generating Functions for Gegenbauer Polynomials (Robert S Maier)q-Analogues of Two Product Formulas of Hypergeometric Functions by Bailey (Michael J Schlosser)Summation Formulae for Noncommutative Hypergeometric Series (Michael J Schlosser)Asymptotics of Generalized Hypergeometric Functions (Y Lin and R Wong)Mock Theta-Functions of the Third Order of Ramanujan in Terms of Appell–Lerch Series (Changgui Zhang)On Certain Positive Semidefinite Matrices of Special Functions (Ruiming Zhang) Readership: Graduate students and researchers interested in orthogonal polynomials and

Second Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Second Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0821827081
Author: m Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics 2000 Cuernavaca,Salvador Pérez-Esteva,Carlos Villegas-Blas,Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics
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Second Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics by m Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics 2000 Cuernavaca,Salvador Pérez-Esteva,Carlos Villegas-Blas,Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics Book Resume:

For the second time, a Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics took place at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Cuernavaca. The purpose of the schools is to provide a bridge from standard graduate courses in mathematics to current research topics, particularly in analysis. The lectures are given by internationally recognized specialists in the fields. The topics covered in this Second Summer School include harmonic analysis, complex analysis, pseudodifferential operators, the mathematics of quantum chaos, and non-linear analysis.

Topics in Harmonic Analysis and Ergodic Theory

Topics in Harmonic Analysis and Ergodic Theory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0821842358
Author: Joseph Rosenblatt,Alexander M. Stokolos
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Topics in Harmonic Analysis and Ergodic Theory by Joseph Rosenblatt,Alexander M. Stokolos Book Resume:

There are strong connections between harmonic analysis and ergodic theory. A recent example of this interaction is the proof of the spectacular result by Terence Tao and Ben Green that the set of prime numbers contains arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions. The breakthrough achieved by Tao and Green is attributed to applications of techniques from ergodic theory and harmonic analysis to problems in number theory. Articles in the present volume are based on talks delivered by plenary speakers at a conference on Harmonic Analysis and Ergodic Theory (DePaul University, Chicago, December 2-4, 2005). Of ten articles, four are devoted to ergodic theory and six to harmonic analysis, although some may fall in either category. The articles are grouped in two parts arranged by topics. Among the topics are ergodic averages, central limit theorems for random walks, Borel foliations, ergodic theory and low pass filters, data fitting using smooth surfaces, Nehari's theorem for a polydisk, uniqueness theorems for multi-dimensional trigonometric series, and Bellman and $s$-functions. In addition to articles on current research topics in harmonic analysis and ergodic theory, this book contains survey articles on convergence problems in ergodic theory and uniqueness problems on multi-dimensional trigonometric series.

Handbook of Research on Field-Based Teacher Education

Handbook of Research on Field-Based Teacher Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1522562508
Author: Hodges, Thomas E.,Baum, Angela C.
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Handbook of Research on Field-Based Teacher Education by Hodges, Thomas E.,Baum, Angela C. Book Resume:

Teacher education is an evolving field with multiple pathways towards teacher certification. Due to an increasing emphasis on the benefits of field-based learning, teachers can now take alternative certification pathways to become teachers. The Handbook of Research on Field-Based Teacher Education is a pivotal reference source that combines field-based components with traditional programs, creating clinical experiences and “on-the-job” learning opportunities to further enrich teacher education. While highlighting topics such as certification design, preparation programs, and residency models, this publication explores theories of teaching and learning through collaborative efforts in pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 settings. This book is ideally designed for teacher education practitioners and researchers invested in the policies and practices of educational design.

Recent Developments in the Inverse Galois Problem

Recent Developments in the Inverse Galois Problem [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0821802992
Author: Michael D. Fried,Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar
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Recent Developments in the Inverse Galois Problem by Michael D. Fried,Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar Book Resume:

This book contains the refereed proceedings of the AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on Recent Developments in the Inverse Galois Problem, held in July 1993 at the University of Washington, Seattle. A new review of Serre's Topics in Galois Theory serves as a starting point. The book describes the latest research on explicit presentation of the absolute Galois group of the rationals. Containing the first appearance of generalizations of modular curves, the book presents applications that demonstrate the full scope of the Inverse Galois Problem. In particular, the papers collected here show the ubiquity of the applications of the Inverse Galois Problem and its compelling significance. The book will serve as a guide to progress on the Inverse Galois Problem and as an aid in using this work in other areas of mathematics. This includes coding theory and other finite field applications. Group theory and a first course in algebraic curves are sufficient for understanding many papers in the volume. Graduate students will find this an excellent reference to current research, as it contains a list of problems appropriate for thesis material in arithmetic geometry, algebraic number theory, and group theory.

Fourth Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Fourth Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0821840649
Author: Carlos Villegas-Blas
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Fourth Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics by Carlos Villegas-Blas Book Resume:

This book consists of three expository articles written by outstanding researchers in Mathematical Physics: Rafael Benguria, Peter Hislop, and Elliott Lieb. The articles are based on their lectures at the Fourth Summer School in Analysis and Mathematical Physics, held at the Institute of Mathematics, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cuernavaca in May 2005. The main goal of the articles is to link the basic knowledge of a graduate student in Mathematics with three current research topics in Mathematical Physics: Isoperimetric inequalities for eigenvalues of the Laplace Operator, Random Schrodinger Operators, and Stability of Matter, respectively. These well written articles will guide and introduce the reader to current research topics and will also provide information on recent progress in some areas of Mathematical Physics.

Analysis, Complex Geometry, and Mathematical Physics

Analysis, Complex Geometry, and Mathematical Physics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1470414643
Author: Paul M. N. Feehan,Jian Song, Ben Weinkove,Richard A. Wentworth
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Analysis, Complex Geometry, and Mathematical Physics by Paul M. N. Feehan,Jian Song, Ben Weinkove,Richard A. Wentworth Book Resume:

This volume contains the proceedings of the Conference on Analysis, Complex Geometry and Mathematical Physics: In Honor of Duong H. Phong, which was held from May 7-11, 2013, at Columbia University, New York. The conference featured thirty speakers who spoke on a range of topics reflecting the breadth and depth of the research interests of Duong H. Phong on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. A common thread, familiar from Phong's own work, was the focus on the interplay between the deep tools of analysis and the rich structures of geometry and physics. Papers included in this volume cover topics such as the complex Monge-Ampère equation, pluripotential theory, geometric partial differential equations, theories of integral operators, integrable systems and perturbative superstring theory.

Mathematical Representation at the Interface of Body and Culture

Mathematical Representation at the Interface of Body and Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1607521911
Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
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Mathematical Representation at the Interface of Body and Culture by Wolff-Michael Roth Book Resume:

Over the past two decades, the theoretical interests of mathematics educators have changed substantially—as any brief look at the titles and abstracts of articles shows. Largely through the work of Paul Cobb and his various collaborators, mathematics educators came to be attuned to the intricate relationship between individual and the social configuration of which she or he is part. That is, this body of work, running alongside more traditional constructivist and psychological approaches, showed that what happens at the collective level in a classroom both constrains and affords opportunities for what individuals do (their practices). Increasingly, researchers focused on the mediational role of sociomathematical norms and how these emerged from the enacted lessons. A second major shift in mathematical theorizing occurred during the past decade: there is an increasing focus on the embodied and bodily manifestation of mathematical knowing (e.g., Lakoff & Núñez, 2000). Mathematics educators now working from this perspective have come to their position from quite different bodies of literatures: for some, linguistic concerns and mathematics as material praxis lay at the origin for their concerns; others came to their position through the literature on the situated nature of cognition; and yet another line of thinking emerged from the work on embodiment that Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela advanced. Whatever the historical origins of their thinking, mathematics educators taking an embodiment perspective presuppose that it is of little use to think of mathematical knowing in terms of transcendental concepts somehow recorded in the brain, but rather, that we need to conceptual knowing as mediated by the human body, which, because of its senses, is at the origin of sense. One of the question seldom asked is how the two perspectives, one that focuses on the bodily, embodied nature of mathematical cognition and the other that focuses on its social nature, can be thought together. This edited volume situates itself at the intersection of theoretical and focal concerns of both of these lines of work. In all chapters, the current culture both at the classroom and at the societal level comes to be expressed and provides opportunities for expressing oneself in particular ways; and these expressions always are bodily expressions of body-minds. As a collective, the chapters focus on mathematical knowledge as an aspect or attribute of mathematical performance; that is, mathematical knowing is in the doing rather than attributable to some mental substrate structured in particular ways as conceived by conceptual change theorists or traditional cognitive psychologists. The collection as a whole shows readers important aspects of mathematical cognition that are produced and observable at the interface between the body (both human and those of [inherently material] inscriptions) and culture. Drawing on cultural-historical activity theory, the editor develops an integrative perspective that serves as a background to a narrative that runs through and pulls together the book into an integrated whole.

A Guide To Lie Systems With Compatible Geometric Structures

A Guide To Lie Systems With Compatible Geometric Structures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786346990
Author: Javier De Lucas Araujo,Cristina Sardon Munoz
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A Guide To Lie Systems With Compatible Geometric Structures by Javier De Lucas Araujo,Cristina Sardon Munoz Book Resume:

The book presents a comprehensive guide to the study of Lie systems from the fundamentals of differential geometry to the development of contemporary research topics. It embraces several basic topics on differential geometry and the study of geometric structures while developing known applications in the theory of Lie systems. The book also includes a brief exploration of the applications of Lie systems to superequations, discrete systems, and partial differential equations.Offering a complete overview from the topic's foundations to the present, this book is an ideal resource for Physics and Mathematics students, doctoral students and researchers.

Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1607524627
Author: Sergei Abramovich
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Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers by Sergei Abramovich Book Resume:

This book reflects the author’s experience in teaching a mathematics content course for pre-service elementary teachers. The book addresses a number of recommendations of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences for the preparation of teachers demonstrating how abstract mathematical concepts can be motivated by concrete activities. Such an approach, when enhanced by the use of technology, makes it easier for the teachers to grasp the meaning of generalization, formal proof, and the creation of an increasing number of concepts on higher levels of abstraction. A strong experiential component of the book made possible by the use of manipulative materials and digital technology such as spreadsheets, The Geometer’s Sketchpad, Graphing Calculator 3.5 (produced by Pacific Tech), and Kid Pix Studio Deluxe makes it possible to balance informal and formal approaches to mathematics, allowing the teachers to learn how the two approaches complement each other. Classroom observations of the teachers’ learning mathematics as a combination of theory and experiment confirm that this approach elevates one’s mathematical understanding to a higher ground. The book not only shows the importance of mathematics content knowledge for teachers but better still, how this knowledge can be gradually developed in the context of exploring grade-appropriate activities and tasks and using computational and manipulative environments to support these explorations. Most of the chapters are motivated by a problem/activity typically found in the elementary mathematics curricula and/or standards (either National or New York State – the context in which the author prepares teachers). By exploring such problems in depth, the teachers can learn fundamental mathematical concepts and ideas hidden within a seemingly mundane problem/activity. The need to have experience in going beyond traditional expectations for learning is due to the constructivist orientation of contemporary mathematics pedagogy that encourages students to ask questions about mathematics they study. Each chapter includes an activity set that can be used for the development of the variety of assignments for the teachers. The material included in the book is original in terms of the approach used to teach mathematics to the teachers and it is based on a number of journal articles published by the author in the United States and elsewhere. Mathematics educators who are interested in integrating hands-on activities and digital technology into the teaching of mathematics will find this book useful. Mathematicians who teach mathematics to the teachers as part of their teaching load will be interested in the material included in the book as it connects childhood mathematics content and mathematics for the teachers.