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**Ubergeek****Member**- Registered: 2009-07-14
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Talk about math books in general, discuss your favorites, review some.

Discuss about math education in the U.S or in whatever your country is.

Let me start, my favorite math book is College Algebra by Murray R. Spiegel (from Schaum's outline series). It is the most complete book in terms of exercises and detailed solutions, I just love it.

About math education, I heard there is (or was recently) a crisis in the US, and that Danica Mckellar's books were a response to it, to help it, and also to diminish the gender gap in math. Here's her first book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452289491/ref=s9_simz_gw_s16_p14_t2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=06FBBSMTA4T980R9NC4J&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846.

What do you think?

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

Bertrand Russell

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Talking about your favorite math book, these are the ones that worked for me.

Numerical Methods that usually work Forman S. Acton

Numerical Analysis Francis Scheid

Generatingfunctionology Herbert S. Wilf

A=B Doron Zeilberger

Applied Combinatorics Alan Tucker

Finite Mathematics Mizrahi and Sullivan

Experimental Mathematics Jonathan Borwein

Mathematics of Choice Ivan Niven

Recreations in the theory of numbers Albert Beiler

Finite Differences Murray Spiegel

Statistics Robert Mason

*Last edited by bobbym (2009-07-27 07:14:44)*

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**Ubergeek****Member**- Registered: 2009-07-14
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I think I'll check Recreations in the theory of numbers. Sounds good.

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

Bertrand Russell

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**Sarah12****Guest**

I Havet Read Any Math books I just do homework. my Brother Got books he is In College So He have A Lot of College Books.:)

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