DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 1997; 452 pp; softcover Volume: 36 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted 2000 ISBN10: 0821811371 ISBN13: 9780821811375 List Price: US$40 Member Price: US$32 Order Code: DIMACS/36.S
 This volume is a collection of articles written by experienced primary, secondary, and collegiate educators. The book explains why discrete mathematics should be taught in K12 classrooms and offers practical guidance on how to do so. In this book, teachers at all levels will find a great deal of valuable material to help them introduce discrete mathematics in their classrooms. One main article provides a comprehensive and detailed view of discrete mathematics for K12. Another surveys the resources that are available for teachers. School and district curriculum leaders will find material that addresses how discrete mathematics can be introduced into their curricula. College faculty members will find ideas and topics that can be incorporated into a variety of courses. Features:  Classroom activities and an annotated list of resources.
 Authors who are directors of innovative programs and who are well known for their work.
 A description of discrete mathematics providing the opportunity for a fresh start for students who have been previously unsuccessful in mathematics.
 Discussion on discrete mathematics as it is used to achieve the goals of the current effort to improve mathematics education.
 Guidance on topics, resources and teaching; a valuable guide for both preservice and inservice professional development.
Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 17 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). This volume is copublished with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA. Readership Graduate students and mathematics educators interested in K12 teaching, school curriculum teachers, and teachers of both preservice and inservice educators. Table of Contents The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Views from the Classroom  P. Carney  The impact of discrete mathematics in my classroom
 N. Casey  Three for the money: An hour in the classroom
 J. C. Kowalczyk  Fibonacci reflectionsIt's elementary!
 S. H. Picker  Using discrete mathematics to give remedial students a second chance
 R. J. Settergren  What we've got here is a failure to cooperate
The Value of Discrete Mathematics: Achieving Broader Goals  N. Casey and M. R. Fellows  Implementing the standards: Let's focus on the first four
 M. B. Cozzens  Discrete mathematics: A vehicle for problem solving and excitement
 S. S. Epp  Logic and discrete mathematics in the schools
 R. Leibowitz  Writing discrete(ly)
 J. Malkevitch  Discrete mathematics and public perceptions of mathematics
 H. O. Pollak  Mathematical modeling and discrete mathematics
 F. S. Roberts  The role of applications in teaching discrete mathematics
What Is Discrete Mathematics: Two Perspectives  S. B. Maurer  What is discrete mathematics? The many answers
 J. G. Rosenstein  A comprehensive view of discrete mathematics: Chapter 14 of the New Jersey Mathematics Curriculum Framework
Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Existing Mathematics Curricula, Grades K8  V. A. DeBellis  Discrete mathematics in K2 classrooms
 R. E. Jamison  Rhythm and pattern: Discrete mathematics with an artistic connection for elementary school teachers
 E. Maletsky  Discrete mathematics activities for middle school
Integrating Discrete Mathematics into Existing Mathematics Curricula, Grades 912  R. L. Devaney  Putting chaos into calculus courses
 J. A. Dossey  Making a difference with difference equations
 E. W. Hart  Discrete mathematical modeling in the secondary curriculum: Rationale and examples from The CorePlus Mathematics Project
 B. Hoyer  A discrete mathematics experience with general mathematics students
 P. G. Lewis  Algorithms, algebra, and the computer lab
 J. Reinthaler  Discrete mathematics is already in the classroomBut it's hiding
 J. T. Sandefur  Integrating discrete mathematics into the curriculum: An example
High School Courses on Discrete Mathematics  H. F. Bailey  The status of discrete mathematics in the high schools
 L. C. Biehl  Discrete mathematics: A fresh start for secondary students
 N. Crisler, P. Fisher, and G. Froelich  A discrete mathematics textbook for high schools
Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science  P. B. Henderson  Computer science, problem solving, and discrete mathematics
 V. K. Proulx  The role of computer science and discrete mathematics in the high school curriculum
Resources for Teachers  N. Dean and Y. Liu  Discrete mathematics software for K12 education
 D. S. Franzblau and J. C. Kowalczyk  Recommended resources for teaching discrete mathematics
 J. G. Rosenstein and V. A. DeBellis  The leadership program in discrete mathematics
 M. Vassallo and A. Ralston  Computer software for the teaching of discrete mathematics in the schools
