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President Burger - Books and Videos

Southwestern University President Edward B. Burger has written 12 books and made more than 4,000 videos to help students of all ages learn mathematics. Here are links to some of his books and videos.

1. “The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking”, with Michael Starbird, published by Key College Press and Springer-Verlag in December 1999; Second Edition 2004.
2. “Exploring the Number Jungle: A Journey into Diophantine Analysis”, published by the American Mathematical Society in the new Student Mathematical Library Series, in July 2000. A sample can be downloaded from the book’s web site at the AMS (click on the title). It’s the first mathematics book to have a “magic” 3-D stereogram cover. Here is the cover.
3. “Thinkwell’s Beginning Algebra”, online video textbook. Published by www.thinkwell.com, 2004.
4. “Thinkwell’s Intermediate Algebra”, online video textbook. Published by www.thinkwell.com, 2001.
5. “Thinkwell’s College Algebra”, online video textbook. Published by www.thinkwell.com, 2000.
6. “Thinkwell’s Precalculus”, online video textbook. Published by www.thinkwell.com, 2000.
7. “Thinkwell’s Calculus”, online video textbook. Published by www.thinkwell.com, 2001.
8. “Thinkwell’s Trigonometry”, online video textbook. Published by www.thinkwell.com, 2006.
9. “Thinkwell’s Prealgebra”, online video textbook. Published by www.thinkwell.com, 2007.
10. “The Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas”, a 24-lecture video series with Michael Starbird. Produced by The Teaching Company. 2003.
11. “Precalculus: A Multimedia Course”, a video high school “textbook” published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston (see page 58 in their catalogue), 2004.
12. “Calculus: A Multimedia Course”, a video high school “textbook” published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston (see page 58 in their catalogue), 2004.
13. “Making Transcendence Transparent: An intuitive approach to classical transcendental number theory”, with Robert Tubbs, published by Springer-Verlag, 2004.
14. “Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making light of weighty ideas”, with Michael Starbird, published by W.W. Norton & Company, 2005 (paperback edition, 2006); to appear in Bulgarian, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai.
15. “Extending the Frontiers of Mathematics: Inquiries into proof and argumentation”, published by Key College Publishing and Springer-Verlag, 2006; John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
16-18. “Middle School Mathematics”, (three texts with an associated series of mathematics videos) Holt McDougal, 2007 and 2010.
19-21. “High School Mathematics”, (Holt Agebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with an associated series of mathematics videos) Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007 and 2010.
22. “Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers”, a 24-lecture video series. Produced by The Teaching Company, 2007.
23. “Wie man den Jackpot knackt: Zufall, Wahrscheinlichkeit und all der Zauber mit Zahlen”, with Michael Starbird, published by Rowohlt Verlag, 2007.
24. “An Introduction to Number Theory”, a 24-lecture video series. Produced by The Teaching Company, 2008.
25. “The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking, 3rd Edition”, with Michael Starbird, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
26-28. Thinkwell’s “Grade 6 Math”; “Grade 7 Math”; “Grade 8 Math”, three online video textbooks. Published by www.thinkwell.com, 2010.
29-31. “Fuse Algebra 1”; “Fuse Geometry”; “Fuse Algebra 2”, The first school-level core apps developed exclusively for the Apple iPad. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010, 2011.
32. “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking”, with Michael Starbird, published by Princeton University Press, 2012.