The Magic of Mathematics

Author: Theoni Pappas
Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra
ISBN: 9780933174993
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Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs found in nature. Learn how knots may untie the mysteries of life. Be mesmerized by the computer revolution. Discover how the hidden forces of mathematics -hold architectural structures together -connect your telephone calls -help airplanes get off the ground - solve the mysteries of the living cell. See how some artists use a mathematical palette in their works and how many writers draw upon the wealth of its ideas. Experience all this in The Magic of Mathematics.

The Joy of Mathematics

Author: Theoni Pappas
Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra
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Provides puzzles, games, and illusions that cover the concepts of mathematics.

More Joy of Mathematics

Author: Theoni Pappas
Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra
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Includes puzzles, games, ideas, and more, that have to do with mathematics

Toads and Tessellations

Author: Sharon Morrisette
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607344610
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Even for an apprentice magician Enzo is not very good--but when Tessel the shoemaker needs to use a single piece of leather to make twelve sets of shoes, Enzo finds that when magic fails, math may solve the problem.

The Magic of Math

Author: Arthur Benjamin
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465061621
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The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the “mathemagician,” Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that's where you'll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and—with a wave of his magic wand—turn you into a math lover.

Mathematical Wizardry for a Gardner

Author: Ed Pegg Jr
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439865396
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In this volume, world-leading puzzle designers, puzzle collectors, mathematicians, and magicians continue the tradition of honoring Martin Gardner, who inspired them to enter mathematics, to enter magic, to bring magic into their mathematics, or to bring mathematics into their magic. This edited collection contains a variety of articles connected to puzzles, magic, and/or mathematics, including the history behind given puzzles, solitaire puzzles, two-person games, and mathematically interesting objects. Topics include tangrams, peg solitaire, sodoku, coin-weighing problems, anamorphoses, and more!

Mathematical Scandals

Author: Theoni Pappas
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442063518
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A collection of stories about famous mathematicians and their very human background in the history of mathematics, including the paranoia of Godel and how Newton's apple never was

Last To Finish A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class Math Difficulty Dyslexia ADHD ADD

Author: Barbara Esham
Publisher: Mainstream Connections
ISBN: 1603364617
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ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Learning Styles, Learning Disabilities The second picture book in The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series features Max, a third-grader who had always liked math until his teacher started using a timer for testing the class on multiplication facts. Max clutches when he tries to hurry. When his missing math folder reveals that Max has been working problems from the older brother’s algebra book “for fun,” he is invited to join the school math team as well as a program for accelerated math students. Tinted with colorful washes, ink drawings illustrate the story with sympathy and humor. One particularly expressive picture illustrates the phrase “my mind freezes” with a drawing of unhappy Max seated at his school desk, his head turned into a snowman’s noggin, carrot nose and all. The well-phrased text also reassures children that understanding is more important than memorization and that a strength in one area of learning can offset a weakness in another. Grades 1-3. --Carolyn Phelan

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620402777
Format: PDF
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Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and accompanied by images from the show, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings and other imagery, this fascinating book reveals the meaningful mathematical concepts behind the most successful show in TV history.

Euler

Author: William Dunham
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883853283
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Leonhard Euler was one of the most prolific mathematicians that have ever lived. This book examines the huge scope of mathematical areas explored and developed by Euler, which includes number theory, combinatorics, geometry, complex variables and many more. The information known to Euler over 300 years ago is discussed, and many of his advances are reconstructed. Readers will be left in no doubt about the brilliance and pervasive influence of Euler's work.