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While this is in no way an exhaustive list, these are some of the physical reference materials on mathematical subjects that can be found in the WNC library.

- College Algebra by Judith A. Beecher; Judith A. Penna; Marvin L. BittingerCall Number: QA152.3 .B44 2008ISBN: 0321466071Publication Date: 2007-01-05These authors have created a book to really help students visualize mathematics for better comprehension. By creating algebraic visual side-by-sides to solve various problems in the examples, the authors show students the relationship of the algebraic solution with the visual, often graphical, solution. In addition, the authors have added a variety of new tools to help students better use the book for maximum effectiveness to not only pass the course, but truly understand the material.
- Basic Calculus by Alexander J. HahnCall Number: QA303 .H154 1998ISBN: 0387946063Publication Date: 1998-07-17This introductory calculus text was developed by the author through his teaching of an honors calculus course at Notre Dame. The book develops calculus, as well as the necessary trigonometry and analytic geometry, from witin the relevant historical context, and yet it is not a textbook in the history of mathematics as such. The notation is modern, and the material is selected to cover the basics of the subject. Special emphasis is placed on pedagogy throughout. Whhile emphasizing the broad applications of the subject, emphasis is placed on the mathematical content of the subject.
- Elementary Statistics by Ron Larson; Betsy FarberCall Number: QA276.12 .L373 2015ISBN: 9780321911216Publication Date: 2014-01-02Statistics opens a window to the modern world, and this market-leading text makes it easy to understand! Larson and Farber's Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, Sixth Edition, provides stepped out instruction, real-life examples and exercises, and the use of technology to offer the most accessible approach. The authors carefully develop theory through strong pedagogy, and examples show how statistics is used to picture and describe the world. In keeping with the premise that students learn best by doing, it includes more than 210 examples and more than 2300 exercises, to make the concepts of statistics a part of students' everyday lives. KEY TOPICS: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS; Introduction to Statistics; Descriptive Statistics; PROBABILITY & PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS; Probability; Discrete Probability Distributions; Normal Probability Distributions; STATISTICAL INFERENCE; Confidence Intervals; Hypothesis Testing with One Sample; Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples; MORE STATISTICAL INFERENCE; Correlation and Regression; Chi-Square Tests and the F-Distribution; Nonparametric Tests MARKET: For all readers interested in statistics.

These are examples of the reference materials available online that provide a good starting point for research.

- E-Z Geometry by Lawrence S. LeffCall Number: OnlineISBN: 9781438081366Publication Date: 2015-08-06Known for many years as Barron's Easy Way Series, the new editions of these popular self-teaching titles are now Barron's E-Z Series. Brand-new cover designs reflect all new page layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever-- charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons. Meanwhile, the quality of the books' contents remains at least as high as ever. Barron's E-Z books are self-help manuals focused to improve students' grades in a wide variety of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the level of difficulty ranges between high school and college-101 standards. Although primarily designed as self-teaching manuals, these books are also preferred by many teachers as classroom supplements--and for some courses, as main textbooks. E-Z books review their subjects in detail, and feature both short quizzes and longer tests with answers to help students gauge their learning progress. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid. Barron's E-Z Geometry covers the "how" and "why" of geometry, with examples, exercises, and solutions throughout, plus hundreds of drawings, graphs, and tables.
- Mathematics Content for Elementary Teachers by Douglas K. Brumbaugh; Peggy L. Moch; Marye WilkinsonCall Number: OnlineISBN: 1410611345Publication Date: 2004-09-22THE book for elementary education mathematics content courses! Designed to help prospective teachers of elementary school mathematics learn content beyond the rote level, this text stimulates readers to think beyond just getting the problem right and fosters their development into thoughtful, reflective, self-motivated, life-long learners. It stresses the what and why of elementary school mathematics content. Hints are provided about how to teach the content but this is mostly left to courses and texts that are dedicated to that purpose. The text is organized around the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics' Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The Standards dictate the basic sections of the text. Within each section, appropriate specific topics are developed, intertwined with technology, problem solving, assessment, equity issues, planning, teaching skills, use of manipulatives, sequencing, and much more. In addition, major focal points of the Standards are emphasized throughout: effective teachers of mathematics should be able to motivate all students to learn, should understand the developmental levels of how children learn, should concentrate on what children need to become active participants in the learning environment, and should be engaged in ongoing investigations of new mathematical concepts and teaching strategies.

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