Mukmuk Posted November 1, 2012 Share Posted November 1, 2012 Excuse me for the ungainly title! It does express my needs however. DS started on AOPS Intro to Algebra and is thoroughly enjoying it. He's asking for more math. I'm thinking of adding a second math book, one that introduces different math ideas. I'm looking for breadth rather than something up the prgression chain, something outside of the usual scope. Looking through the archives and on the internet, i found these: 1. Harold Jacobs' Math- A Human Endeavour 2. The Heart of Mathematics by Ed Burger, which he looked at and liked last year, but it was over his head after a few chapters. 3. Thinking Mathematically by Wolf Blitzer 4. Solve This by James Tanton (unfortunately unavailable at the moment). Except for the second one listed which I own, i dont know about the other books than the reviews on Amazon. Would any of these be suitable? Are these aimed too high or are there other suggestions? For math curriculum, he did Ed Zacarro and the Aims books (very hands on) prior to AOPS. He loved/s Penrose, the Murderous Math books and some rudimentary Physics books. He doesn't like to be taught or to watch math videos, but he loves working through the problems himself. I do explain the beginning bits of each topic, but even when he gets things wrong, he likes a second or a third go before reading the solution or coming to me. Would any of these books be in this style? (I find Ed Zacarro to be similar to AOPS in this regard). Any thoughts would be appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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