This PDF file presents a chapter of Motivation and Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics (73rd Yearbook) in a downloadable file that preserves the design and layout of the book while allowing users to search and print selected pages.
Chapter 17: Bringing Cool into School. Keith Devlin (Stanford University) argues for devoting classroom time to descriptively present meaningful, current applications of mathematics to motivate students. He offers several examples of suitable topics, together with some suggestions of sources for good material of this nature.
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