What Math Books Do You Recommend?
In November 1972, The Mathematics Teacher published "What Every Mathematics Teacher Ought to Read."
The list was based on a survey of twenty prominent mathematics educators, who were asked: If you had to identify the ten most important or useful books that a mathematics teacher should own and study, what would they be?"
Only sixteen of the twenty replied...and the sixteen reads like a Who's Who (in 1972)...Max Beberman, Robert Davis, Zoltan Dienes, Donovan Johnson, Morris Kline, etc....But, I would guess that most current readers are not familiar even with these names.
The lists were complied, sorted by category, and published as a bibliography.
Tell me...how would you respond to this survey, using these Categories. NOTE: You are allowed to list only two math books per Category....but submit for as many Categories as desired.
Please send me your recommendations....I will organize and print the results....later. For now, I am busy responding to my own survey!
- History and Biography
- Surveys and Foundations
- Psychology and Sociology
- Enrichment and Popularization
- Problem Solving
- Miscellaneous or Other
- Novels (my addition to the list)
Source: L. Leake's "What Every Mathematics Teacher Ought to Read," Mathematics Teacher, Nov. 1972