Graduate texts in mathematics series it was an upper division undergraduate course. Kahler manifolds with slightly positive bisectional curvature. School mathematics education has been national news for at least two decades. This is a systematic exposition of introductory school algebra written specifically for common core era teachers. According to our current online database, hung hsi wu has 9 students and 39 descendants. He received his doctorate degree from mit in 1963 and his main research area is in differential geometry, having authored research papers, research papers as well as graduate level textbooks in the area. Author faq math subject classification ams open math notes mathematical. Hung hsi wu this is a systematic exposition of introductory school algebra written specifically for common core era teachers. Additional material for the book american mathematical society. On integrating algebra and geometry in secondary school. Download pdf monograph book hunghsi wuunderstanding numbers in elementary school mathematicsamerican mathematical society 2011. Professor hunghsi wu singapore mathematical society. Introduction to school algebra draft ucb mathematics.

Understanding numbers in elementary school mathematics 9780821852606. By emphasizing the precision of mathematics, the exposition achieves a logical and coherent account of school mathematics at the appropriate level for the readership. Discover book depositorys huge selection of hung hsi wu books online. Hunghsi wu, professor emeritus of mathematics, ucberkeley.

Book web pages ams bookstore understanding numbers in elementary school mathematics hunghsi wu publication. Monograph book hunghsi wuunderstanding numbers in elementary school mathematicsamerican mathematical society 2011. Dec 10, 20 the common core state standards in mathematics ccssm have been adopted by 45 states and district of columbia, and are due for implementation in the fall of 2014, but controversy around these standards is continuing unabated alas, for all the wrong reasons. Throughout the book he carefully incorporates precise mathematical definitions with more userfriendly explanations and examples. Books for education researchers and mathematics teachers. Apr 08, 2014 in a presentation in october 2010, hunghsi wu began setting the stage earlier than others for blaming the teachers if the common core state standards fail. In the text understanding numbers in elementary school mathematics, hunghsi wu takes a definitiondriven, highly mathematical look at elementary mathematics concepts. Hunghsi wu this is a textbook for preservice elementary school teachers and for current teachers who are taking professional development courses. The mathematics major at research universities, by peter g. His name is also alternatively romanised as hung heikoon, hung heikwun, hung hsikuan, and similar renditions. Videos inspired by the k12 mathematics taught by hung hsi wu, professor emeritus of mathematics at the university of california at berkeley. Professor wu is professor of mathematics emeritus at university of california, berkeley. Hunghsi wu reexamination of standard upperdivision courses upper division courses in college are where math majors learn real mathematics. Alan taylor, 2530 postscript file compressed with gzip pdf file.

Errata for understanding numbers in elementary school mathematics september 14. On july 14th, at faculty of sciences, university of lisbon, professor hung hsi wu, professor emeritus of the university of california at berkeley, presented this. I have benefited immensely from his insightful mathematics education articles, which he has generously made available at his website. For the rst time they get to examine the foundations of algebra, geometry and analysis, come facetoface with the deductive nature of mathematics on a. To submit students of this mathematician, please use the new data form, noting this mathematicians mgp id of 32836 for the advisor id. Chienping yang, 1 9 4 7 in changhua, taiwan is a chineseamerican mathematician specializing in differential geometry, partial differential equations and cr manifolds. Download pdf monograph book hunghsi wuunderstanding. He was also an influential figure in the southern shaolin school of chinese martial arts. Hunghsi wu argues that schools need specialized math teachers at the elementary level. This twopart series is a summary of the longer paper, textbook school mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. Wu hung hsi wu is professor of mathematics at the university of california at berkeley. Hung hsi wu this is a textbook for preservice elementary school teachers and for current teachers who are taking professional development courses. Interview of wu hunghsi by y k leong asia pacific math.

Contents 1 symbolic expressions 7 2 transcription of verbal information into symbolic language 31. I homeschooled my two sons for three years and i continue to teach math to my sons using wus work. Msri critical issues in mathematics education 2014. The role of mathematicians in k12 mathematics education. This twopart series is a partial summary of the longer paper, textbook school mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. Understanding numbers in elementary school mathematics hung hsi wu publication year.

Hung hsi wu, a mathematics professor at berkeley and one of the expert advisers in the common core process, blames the common cores problems on bad. The emphasis of the exposition is to give a mathematically correct treatment of introductory algebra. New edition of mustread math book denise gaskins lets. Hunghsi wus approach to arithmetic and prealgebra is both rigorous and refreshing. May 14, 2015 when i first read this section of the common core standards, i stood up and cheered. Aug 10, 2016 hung hsi wu s approach to arithmetic and prealgebra is both rigorous and refreshing. Hunghsi wu university of california, berkeley, ca ucb. In the wall street journal, edward frenkel and hung hsi wu write that national standards can revive the way we teach math and science.

I would recommend him to anyone interested in math history, geometry, or teaching math, since hes passionate about all of those. Wu hunghsi was the singapore math ematical society distinguished visitor in 2010 and was in singapore from august 30september 4, 2010 to give talks to and interact with mathematicians, teachers and students. Plus, free twoday shipping for six months when you sign up for amazon prime for students. In 1992, he was moved by what he witnessed in the mathematics education reform and was determined to initiate change in mathematics education. Geometric functional analysis and its applications,richard b. Math learning software and other technology are hurting. Book web pages ams bookstore teaching school mathematics. On the education of mathematics majors, by hung hsi wu, 923 postscript file compressed with gzip pdf file. Hung heigun or hong xiguan 17451825 was a chinese martial artist who lived in the qing dynasty. Hunghsi wu mathematical sciences research institute. Books for education researchers and mathematics teachers understanding numbers in elementary school mathematics, american mathematical society, 2011.

The following are papers on mathematics education, together with a few videos at the end. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. The first group consists of papers that are directly related to the common core mathematics standards, and the second group contains the papers on mathematics education in general. Of course it is appropriate for anyone wanting to know more about mathematics, but the question details say you want to begin learning math, and this book is not at all suitable for tha. Algebra hunghsi wu this is a systematic exposition of introductory school algebra written specifically for common core era teachers. Understanding numbers in elementary school mathematics.

Download fundamentals of geometry download free online book chm pdf. A solid background in these concepts is prerequisite to gaining a working comprehension of algebra, and what nctm has determined are the five strands fundamental to mathematical learning. Hung hsi wu, a math professor at ucberkeley and another member of bushs math panel, has been running threeweek classes for elementary and middle school teachers every summer for. Despite its specialized title, this book should appeal not only to researchers in the subject but also to graduate students who want to learn the basic computational techniques and main results in geometric analysis or complex differential geometry. Tsm textbook school mathematics has dominated school mathematics curriculum and assessment for the past four decades, yet, in mathematics education, tsm is still the elephant in the room that everybody tries to ignore. He presentation states, but if the new math is any guide, the common core standards would fail principally because teachers dont know the mathematics in the common core standards. Nebres, ben and cheng, shiuyuen and osterwalder, konrad and wu, hunghsi 2006. The common core math standards place great emphasis on mathematical integrity, in other words the statements of the standards are mathematically correct and the progression from.

Ive already been incorporating his arithmetic concepts into my teaching at the junior college level, where i teach remedial arithmetic and prealgebra courses. Wu hunghsi was the singapore math ematical society. If you have additional information or corrections regarding this mathematician, please use the update form. Hunghsi wu is a professor emeritus of mathematics at the university of california. Jun 25, 2012 hunghsi wu, a math professor at ucberkeley and another member of bushs math panel, has been running threeweek classes for elementary and middle school teachers every summer for the last. There is a lot of mathematics involved and this presentation gives an explanation. Crisis in education interview with wu hunghsi by leong yu kiang. Understanding numbers in elementary school mathematics hung. Pdf the content knowledge mathematics teachers need. Hunghsi wu department of mathematics at university of. He taught at uc berkeley 19652009, and is professor of mathematics emeritus. Hung hsi wu is a differential geometer by profession. The mathematical sciences research institute msri, founded in 1982, is an independent nonprofit mathematical research institution whose funding sources include the national science foundation, foundations, corporations, and more than 90 universities and institutions.

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