Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Mathematics. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook with Answers: Linear & Quadratic Equations, Cross Multiplying, and Systems of Equations: Improve Your Math Fluency Series

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

UPDATED EDITION : The new edition includes these updates: The updated edition numbers the questions and answers . This helps to easily find the correct answers in the back of the book. 100% of the answers to the updated edition have been independently verified both by computer and by an international math whiz. AUTHOR : Chris McMullen earned his Ph.D. in physics from Oklahoma State University and currently teaches physics at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He developed the Improve Your Math Fluency series of workbooks to help students become more fluent in basic math skills. CONTENTS : This Algebra Essentials Practice Workbook with Answers provides ample practice for developing fluency in very fundamental algebra skills - in particular, how to solve standard equations for one or more unknowns. These algebra 1 practice exercises are relevant for students of all levels - from grade 7 thru college algebra. This workbook is conveniently divided up into seven chapters so that students can focus on one algebraic method at a time. Skills include solving linear equations with a single unknown (with a separate chapter dedicated toward fractional coefficients), factoring quadratic equations, using the quadratic formula, cross multiplying, and solving systems of linear equations. Not intended to serve as a comprehensive review of algebra, this workbook is instead geared toward the most essential algebra skills. An introduction describes how parents and teachers can help students make the most of this workbook. Students are encouraged to time and score each page. In this way, they can try to have fun improving on their records, which can help lend them confidence in their math skills. PRACTICE : With no pictures, this workbook is geared strictly toward learning the material and developing fluency through practice. EXAMPLES : Each section begins with a few pages of instructions for how to solve the equations followed by a few examples. These examples should serve as a useful guide until students are able to solve the problems independently. ANSWERS : Answers to 100% of the exercises are tabulated at the back of the book. This helps students develop confidence and ensures that students practice correct techniques, rather than practice making mistakes. All answers from the updated edition have been verified both by computer and independently by an international math whiz. PHOTOCOPIES : The copyright notice permits parents/teachers who purchase one copy or borrow one copy from a library to make photocopies for their own children/students only. This is very convenient if you have multiple children/students or if a child/student needs additional practice. NOTE : The answer key uses standard form. Fractions are expressed as reduced fractions, denominators are rationalized, and perfect squares are factored out of square roots. For example, if you receive an answer of 1 over root 8, the answer key will instead show root 2 over 4; both answers are the same, but the answer key uses standard form.

  • Author: Chris McMullen
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 12, 2010)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1453661383
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.48 x 10 inches


2. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

A thinking student is an engaged student Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. This guide Provides the what, why, and how of each practice Includes firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking Offers a plethora of macro moves, micro moves, and rich tasks to get started

  • Author: Peter Liljedahl
  • Publisher: Corwin; First edition (October 16, 2020)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1544374833
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.78 x 10 inches


3. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics. The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. Detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation. Sources of deception. Aesthetics and data graphical displays. This is the second edition of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Recently published, this new edition provides excellent color reproductions of the many graphics of William Playfair, adds color to other images, and includes all the changes and corrections accumulated during 17 printings of the first edition.

  • Author: Tufte
  • Publisher: Graphics Press; 2nd edition (January 1, 2001)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-0961392147
  • Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11 inches


4. How to Lie with Statistics

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.

  • Author: Darrell Huff
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics


5. Algebra, Part 2 (Quick Study)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

Algebra 2 is the advanced QuickStudy guide specially designed for students who are already familiar with Algebra 1.

  • Author: S. B. Kizlik
  • Publisher: Barcharts Inc; Lam Crds edition (April 1, 2002)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1572229228
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches


6. Proofs: A Long-Form Mathematics Textbook (The Long-Form Math Textbook Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

This textbook is designed for students. Rather than the typical definition-theorem-proof-repeat style, this text includes much more commentary, motivation and explanation. The proofs are not terse, and aim for understanding over economy. Furthermore, dozens of proofs are preceded by "scratch work" or a proof sketch to give students a big-picture view and an explanation of how they would come up with it on their own.This book covers intuitive proofs, direct proofs, sets, induction, logic, the contrapositive, contradiction, functions and relations. The text aims to make the ideas visible, and contains over 200 illustrations. The writing is relaxed and conversational, and includes periodic attempts at humor.This text is also an introduction to higher mathematics. This is done in-part through the chosen examples and theorems. Furthermore, following every chapter is an introduction to an area of math. These include Ramsey theory, number theory, topology, sequences, real analysis, big data, game theory, cardinality and group theory.After every chapter are "pro-tips," which are short thoughts on things I wish I had known when I took my intro-to-proofs class. They include finer comments on the material, study tips, historical notes, comments on mathematical culture, and more. Also, after each chapter's exercises is an introduction to an unsolved problem in mathematics.In the first appendix we discuss some further proof methods, the second appendix is a collection of particularly beautiful proofs, and the third is some writing advice.

  • Author: Jay Cummings
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 979-8595265973
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.16 x 11 inches


7. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

A New York Times bestseller "Brilliant, funny…the best math teacher you never had." ― San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics , the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal ―and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

  • Author: Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (January 13, 2014)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-0393347777
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches


8. Math Refresher for Adults: The Perfect Solution (Mastering Essential Math Skills)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

MATH ESSENTIALS SUMMER 2021 UPDATE Check out our newest titles! Math Essentials Speed Wheel Drills for Addition and Multiplication. Instant recall of number facts make all math much easier. Learn them fast this summer. ISBN 978-1-7345880-7-1 and ISBN 978-1-7345880-8-8 Basic Math Skills Rescue Parts 1 and 2. Master all the skills you need to be successful in Algebra 1. Includes video tutorials. ISBN 978-0-578-81771-2 and ISBN 978-0-578-81772-9 Algebra Word Problems Made Simple. Master those dreaded algebra word problems the fast easy way. ISBN 978-0-9994433-4-7 We now have English, Spanish, and bilingual editions for many of our titles. Don’t wait! Get started now! ABOUT THIS BOOK: Perfect for all math students! Math Refresher for Adults is the perfect solution for anyone needing a math refresher. Excellent for home school parents who want to help their kids with math. Includes video tutorials - One for each lesson! A Few Reasons Why You May Need This Book: You have a math phobia. You have forgotten most of the math that you learned. You want to be able to help your kids with their homework. You are re-entering the workforce. You are returning to college and will be taking a math placement test. You are applying for a job that requires a math competency test. You are entering a medical or tech field. You need to improve your math skills to advance your career. You are preparing for a GED. You are preparing for the SAT/PSAT. You are preparing for the PRAXIS test. And the list goes on... EVERYONE needs strong math skills! Includes: Basic Math Geometry Problem Solving Pre-Algebra & Algebra A Math Resource section Access to free video tutorials for each topic

  • Author: Richard W Fisher
  • Publisher: Math Essentials; 1st edition (March 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0999443361
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.61 x 11 inches


9. Visual Differential Geometry and Forms: A Mathematical Drama in Five Acts

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

An inviting, intuitive, and visual exploration of differential geometry and forms Visual Differential Geometry and Forms fulfills two principal goals. In the first four acts, Tristan Needham puts the geometry back into differential geometry . Using 235 hand-drawn diagrams, Needham deploys Newton’s geometrical methods to provide geometrical explanations of the classical results. In the fifth act, he offers the first undergraduate introduction to differential forms that treats advanced topics in an intuitive and geometrical manner. Unique features of the first four acts include: four distinct geometrical proofs of the fundamentally important Global Gauss-Bonnet theorem, providing a stunning link between local geometry and global topology; a simple, geometrical proof of Gauss’s famous Theorema Egregium; a complete geometrical treatment of the Riemann curvature tensor of an n -manifold; and a detailed geometrical treatment of Einstein’s field equation, describing gravity as curved spacetime (General Relativity), together with its implications for gravitational waves, black holes, and cosmology. The final act elucidates such topics as the unification of all the integral theorems of vector calculus; the elegant reformulation of Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism in terms of 2-forms; de Rham cohomology; differential geometry via Cartan’s method of moving frames; and the calculation of the Riemann tensor using curvature 2-forms. Six of the seven chapters of Act V can be read completely independently from the rest of the book. Requiring only basic calculus and geometry, Visual Differential Geometry and Forms provocatively rethinks the way this important area of mathematics should be considered and taught.

  • Author: Tristan Needham
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (July 13, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-0691203706
  • Dimensions: 6.93 x 1.1 x 9.84 inches


10. McGraw-Hill Education Algebra II Review and Workbook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mathematics - August 2021

All the Math You Needs to Succeed in Algebra II This book will help you develop the math skills needed to succeed in the classroom and on standardized tests. The user-friendly pages are filled with easy-to-follow explanations of key algebra II concepts, followed by detailed examples that clearly demonstrate how to solve common problems. Hundreds of practice questions will help you master each concept, sharpen your problem-solving skills, and build confidence. Features include: • Topics aligned with national and state standards for algebra II courses • Content focused on helping you excel in the classroom and on standardized tests • Concise, clear explanations to easily grasp key concepts • Thorough examples that illustrate how to solve typical algebra II questions • More than 500 math problems that provide extensive opportunities to practice your new skills  • Helpful appendixes covering matrices and probabilities Topics covered: • Linear Equations and Inequalities • Functions • Quadratic Relationships • Complex Numbers • Polynomial Functions • Rational and Irrational Functions • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Sequences and Series • Trigonometry  • Descriptive Statistics • Inferential Statistics

  • Author: Christopher Monahan
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (January 25, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1260128888
  • Dimensions: 10.79 x 8.43 x 0.67 inches