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Making Up Your Own Mind - Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving (Hardcover): Edward B. Burger Making Up Your Own Mind - Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving (Hardcover)
Edward B. Burger
R392 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R116 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How you can become better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills We solve countless problems--big and small--every day. With so much practice, why do we often have trouble making simple decisions--much less arriving at optimal solutions to important questions? Are we doomed to this muddle--or is there a practical way to learn to think more effectively and creatively? In this enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring book, Edward Burger shows how we can become far better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills using simple, effective thinking techniques. Making Up Your Own Mind teaches these techniques--including how to ask good questions, fail and try again, and change your mind--and then helps you practice them with fun verbal and visual puzzles. The goal is not to quickly solve each challenge but to come up with as many different ways of thinking about it as possible. As you see the puzzles in ever-greater depth, your mind will change, helping you become a more imaginative and creative thinker in daily life. And learning how to be a better thinker pays off in incalculable ways for anyone--including students, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners. A book about changing your mind and creating an even better version of yourself through mental play, Making Up Your Own Mind will delight and reward anyone who wants to learn how to find better solutions to life's innumerable puzzles. And the puzzles extend to the thought-provoking format of the book itself because one of the later short chapters is printed upside down while another is printed in mirror image, further challenging the reader to see the world through different perspectives and make new meaning.

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (Hardcover, New): Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (Hardcover, New)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird 1
R375 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward and thought-provoking techniques in "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking," you will regularly find imaginative solutions to difficult challenges, and you will discover new ways of looking at your world and yourself--revealing previously hidden opportunities.

The book offers real-life stories, explicit action items, and concrete methods that allow you to attain a deeper understanding of any issue, exploit the power of failure as a step toward success, develop a habit of creating probing questions, see the world of ideas as an ever-flowing stream of thought, and embrace the uplifting reality that we are all capable of change. No matter who you are, the practical mind-sets introduced in the book will empower you to realize any goal in a more creative, intelligent, and effective manner. Filled with engaging examples that unlock truths about thinking in every walk of life, "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" is written for all who want to reach their fullest potential--including students, parents, teachers, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners.

Whenever you are stuck, need a new idea, or want to learn and grow, "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" will inspire and guide you on your way.

To share thinking stories, go to: http: //5elementsofthinking.wordpress.com

Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz - Making Light of Weighty Ideas (Paperback, New Ed): Edward B. Burger, Michael... Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz - Making Light of Weighty Ideas (Paperback, New Ed)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
R315 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R53 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A book for the eternally curious, Coincidences fuses a professor s understanding of the hidden mathematical skeleton of the universe with the sensibility of a stand-up comedian, making life s big questions accessible and compelling. Each chapter opens with a surprising insight not a mathematic formula, but a common observation. From there, the authors leapfrog over math and anecdote toward profound ideas about nature, art, and music. Coincidences is a book for lovers of puzzles and posers of outlandish questions, lapsed math aficionados and the formula-phobic alike."

Making Transcendence Transparent - An intuitive approach to classical transcendental number theory (Paperback, Softcover... Making Transcendence Transparent - An intuitive approach to classical transcendental number theory (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004)
Edward B. Burger, Robert Tubbs
R1,501 Discovery Miles 15 010 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

While the theory of transcendental numbers is a fundamental and important branch of number theory, most mathematicians know only its most elementary results. The aim of "Making Transcendence Transparent" is to provide the reader with an understanding of the basic principles and tools of transcendence theory and an intuitive framework within which the major results can be appreciated and their proofs can be understood. The book includes big picture overviews of the over-arching ideas, and general points of attack in particular arguments, so the reader will enjoy and appreciate the panoramic view of transcendence. It is designed to appeal to interested mathematicians, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.

Making Transcendence Transparent - An intuitive approach to classical transcendental number theory (Hardcover, 2004 ed.):... Making Transcendence Transparent - An intuitive approach to classical transcendental number theory (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
Edward B. Burger, Robert Tubbs
R1,802 Discovery Miles 18 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

While the theory of transcendental numbers is a fundamental and important branch of number theory, most mathematicians know only its most elementary results. The aim of "Making Transcendence Transparent" is to provide the reader with an understanding of the basic principles and tools of transcendence theory and an intuitive framework within which the major results can be appreciated and their proofs can be understood. The book includes big picture overviews of the over-arching ideas, and general points of attack in particular arguments, so the reader will enjoy and appreciate the panoramic view of transcendence. It is designed to appeal to interested mathematicians, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.

Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics - Inquiries into Proof and Augmentation (Paperback): Edward B. Burger Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics - Inquiries into Proof and Augmentation (Paperback)
Edward B. Burger
R2,563 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R2,231 (87%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Mathematicians do not know in advance if their assertions are true, so they need to verify assertions with rigorous proofs or produce counterexamples, then attempt to salvage the assertions by transforming them into theorems. Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics: Inquiries into Proof and Argumentation invites readers to experience this progression of mathematical discovery. Burger's informal, humorous writing style and intriguing puzzles engage readers throughout the learning process. The innovative text offers a discovery-based approach that is ideal.

The Heart of Mathematics - An Invitation to Effective Thinking (Hardcover): Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird The Heart of Mathematics - An Invitation to Effective Thinking (Hardcover)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Special order
Texas Holt Algebra 2 (Hardcover): Edward B. Burger, David J. Chard, Earlene J Hall, Paul A Kennedy, Steven Leinwand, Freddie L... Texas Holt Algebra 2 (Hardcover)
Edward B. Burger, David J. Chard, Earlene J Hall, Paul A Kennedy, Steven Leinwand, …
R3,155 Discovery Miles 31 550 Special order
Exploring the Number Jungle - A Journey into Diophantine Analysis (Paperback): Edward B. Burger Exploring the Number Jungle - A Journey into Diophantine Analysis (Paperback)
Edward B. Burger
R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Special order

Welcome to diophantine analysis - an area of number theory in which we attempt to discover hidden treasures and truths within the jungle of numbers by exploring rational numbers. Diophantine analysis comprises two different but interconnected domains - diophantine approximation and diophantine equations. This highly readable book brings to life the fundamental ideas and theorems from diophantine approximation, geometry of numbers, diophantine geometry and $p$-adic analysis. Through an engaging style, readers participate in a journey through these areas of number theory. Each mathematical theme is presented in a self-contained manner and is motivated by very basic notions. The reader becomes an active participant in the explorations, as each module includes a sequence of numbered questions to be answered and statements to be verified. Many hints and remarks are provided to be freely used and enjoyed.Each module then closes with a Big Picture Question that invites the reader to step back from all the technical details and take a panoramic view of how the ideas at hand fit into the larger mathematical landscape. This book enlists the reader to build intuition, develop ideas and prove results in a very user-friendly and enjoyable environment. Little background is required and a familiarity with number theory is not expected. All that is needed for most of the material is an understanding of calculus and basic linear algebra together with the desire and ability to prove theorems. The minimal background requirement combined with the author's fresh approach and engaging style make this book enjoyable and accessible to second-year undergraduates, and even advanced high school students. The author's refreshing new spin on more traditional discovery approaches makes this book appealing to any mathematician and/or fan of number theory.

Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics - Inquiries into Proof and Augmentation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Edward B.... Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics - Inquiries into Proof and Augmentation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Edward B. Burger
R3,820 Discovery Miles 38 200 Special order

Mathematicians do not know in advance if their assertions are true, so they need to verify assertions with rigorous proofs or produce counterexamples, then attempt to salvage the assertions by transforming them into theorems. Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics: Inquiries into Proof and Argumentation invites readers to experience this progression of mathematical discovery. Burger's informal, humorous writing style and intriguing puzzles engage readers throughout the learning process. The innovative text offers a discovery-based approach that is ideal.

The Five Elements of Effective Thinking (MP3 format, CD): Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird The Five Elements of Effective Thinking (MP3 format, CD)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird; Read by Brian Troxell
R277 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R20 (7%) Special order

"The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed?they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward and thought-provoking techniques in "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking," you will regularly find imaginative solutions to difficult challenges, and you will discover new ways of looking at your world and yourself?revealing previously hidden opportunities.

The audiobook offers real-life stories, explicit action items, and concrete methods that allow you to attain a deeper understanding of any issue, exploit the power of failure as a step toward success, develop a habit of creating probing questions, see the world of ideas as an ever-flowing stream of thought, and embrace the uplifting reality that we are all capable of change. No matter who you are, the practical mind-sets introduced in the audiobook will empower you to realize any goal in a more creative, intelligent, and effective manner. Filled with engaging examples that unlock truths about thinking in every walk of life, "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" is written for all who want to reach their fullest potential?including students, parents, teachers, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners.

Whenever you are stuck, need a new idea, or want to learn and grow, "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" will inspire and guide you on your way.

To share thinking stories, go to: http: //5elementsofthinking.wordpress.com

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (Standard format, CD): Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (Standard format, CD)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird; Read by Brian Troxell
R280 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R19 (7%) Special order

"The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed?they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward and thought-provoking techniques in "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking," you will regularly find imaginative solutions to difficult challenges, and you will discover new ways of looking at your world and yourself?revealing previously hidden opportunities.

The audiobook offers real-life stories, explicit action items, and concrete methods that allow you to attain a deeper understanding of any issue, exploit the power of failure as a step toward success, develop a habit of creating probing questions, see the world of ideas as an ever-flowing stream of thought, and embrace the uplifting reality that we are all capable of change. No matter who you are, the practical mind-sets introduced in the audiobook will empower you to realize any goal in a more creative, intelligent, and effective manner. Filled with engaging examples that unlock truths about thinking in every walk of life, "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" is written for all who want to reach their fullest potential?including students, parents, teachers, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners.

Whenever you are stuck, need a new idea, or want to learn and grow, "The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking" will inspire and guide you on your way.

To share thinking stories, go to: http: //5elementsofthinking.wordpress.com

The Heart of Mathematics - An Invitation to Effective Thinking (Loose-leaf, 3rd ed.): Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird The Heart of Mathematics - An Invitation to Effective Thinking (Loose-leaf, 3rd ed.)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
R2,802 Discovery Miles 28 020 Special order

The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking --now in its second edition--succeeds at reaching non-math, non-science-oriented readers and encourages them to discover the mathematics inherent in the world around them. Infused throughout with the authors' humor and enthusiasm, The Heart of Mathematics introduces readers to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.

The Heart of Mathematics - An Invitation to Effective Thinking (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Edward B. Burger, Michael... The Heart of Mathematics - An Invitation to Effective Thinking (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
R4,304 Discovery Miles 43 040 Special order

This book offers an engaging and mind-opening experience for even the most math-phobic users. It is written for non-math, non-science-oriented majors and encourages students to discover the mathematics inherent in the world around them. Infused throughout with the authors' humor and enthusiasm, "The Heart of Mathematics" introduces students to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.

The Soul of Mathematics (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird The Soul of Mathematics (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Special order

For many of us, mathematics means problems. When we were students, there were the exam questions and homework exercises we more or less willingly worked out, more or less successfully. And then as adults we find ourselves facing the more persistent, long-term problems associated with the subject - we find it perplexing and frustrating, or boring one moment and terrifying the next. Mathematics is, all told, a trial, and anything but pleasurable. In this novel and engaging overview of the field, Edward Burger and Michael Starbird turn these notions on their head. They assert not just that you can be more comfortable with mathematics, but that you can and should learn to embrace, even to love, the subject. Mathematics is not just a practical tool, they say; it is pathway into the most profound reaches of human thought, and a medium for expressing what is playful, paradoxical, and creative in our minds, in topics as diverse as number theory, infinity, geometry, topology, probability, and chaos theory. Throughout the text, the authors demonstrate, in exercises that stress thinking over computation, how the underlying ideas of mathematics provide us with an analytical way of thinking, one that can be brought to bear on effective thinking in any field of study. For once-reluctant students or adults who wish to reacquaint themselves with the sense of wonder mathematics can bring to mind, this is an ideal book.

The Heart of Mathematics, Binder Ready Version - An Invitation to Effective Thinking (Loose-leaf, 4th Binder Ready Version... The Heart of Mathematics, Binder Ready Version - An Invitation to Effective Thinking (Loose-leaf, 4th Binder Ready Version ed.)
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
R2,545 Discovery Miles 25 450 Special order

This text is an unbound, binder-ready edition.Transform your mathematics course into an engaging and mind-opening experience for even your most math-phobic students. Now in its Fourth Edition, The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking succeeds at reaching non-math, non-science-oriented majors, encouraging them to discover the mathematics inherent in the world around them. Infused with the authors' humor and enthusiasm throughout, The Heart of Mathematics introduces students to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.

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