For All Practical Purposes emphasizes the connections between contemporary mathematics and modern society. Long a foundational text in the development of the liberal arts mathematics course, its distinctive style introduces students to real math applications without simply listing equations and asking students to crunch numbers—practice is geared toward understanding what these equations do and what they can reveal.
For All Practical Purposes seeks to engage those students who tend to be wary or disinterested in math courses and to show them both the usefulness of these math concepts and the beauty of math as applied in the world around us.
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You need great materials to teach mathematical modeling. The Teachers College Mathematical Modeling Handbook is the ideal resource to support your efforts.
Helping students develop a mathematical disposition encourages recognition of mathematical opportunities in everyday events. The TC Mathematical Modeling Handbook bolsters the CCSSM approach to interpret modeling not as a collection of isolated topics but in relation to the content standards. The Handbook provides modules containing teacher guides, student activities, possible solutions, and natural classroom extensions for over 25 topics.