101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math

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Math is a critical part of our everyday lives. The second title in the award-winning "101 Things Everyone Should Know" series helps you understand how you use math dozens of times every day. With entertaining real-life connections in sports, travel, food, hobbies and more, math concepts are simplified and explained. You'll even learn some fun trivia and math history! Using an engaging question and answer format, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math is perfect for kids, parents, educators, and anyone ...

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Overview

Math is a critical part of our everyday lives. The second title in the award-winning "101 Things Everyone Should Know" series helps you understand how you use math dozens of times every day. With entertaining real-life connections in sports, travel, food, hobbies and more, math concepts are simplified and explained. You'll even learn some fun trivia and math history! Using an engaging question and answer format, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math is perfect for kids, parents, educators, and anyone interested in the difference between an Olympic event score of 9.0 and Richter scale score of 9.0.

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Editorial Reviews

James Singaglise
One of the hardest things to teach middle school kids is how math concepts relate to real life. Many students are convinced that they will never need to use formulas and theorems in day-to-day activities. 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math gives sound and practical examples of how knowing math really does help you solve real world problems. Whether you excel in math or struggle with it, there’s something in this book for you!
Sonya Smith
These books are some of the most engaging nonfiction books I have ever read! They correlate so well with our science curriculum and the Common Core State Standards. The reason we love them is because they have real-world applications. With Mississippi adopting the new Common Core State Standards, using nonfiction texts is very important. Science, Naturally!’s books are an excellent asset to our teachers' resource libraries!
Rachel Connelly
Being comfortable with math makes everyone smarter consumers and more rational decision makers. Most people don’t realize how much math is used in making everyday choices. 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math, which is complete with real-life scenarios, shows kids that math is everywhere. This is a wonderful book for making complex topics approachable and helping readers discover the fascinating world of math!
Carole Basile
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math truly illustrates the scope and importance of learning and understanding mathematics. It is a fabulous resource for kids, parents and teachers looking for a way to link mathematics to everyday life. With entertaining connections to popular culture, sports, hobbies, science and careers, kids of all ages will find this book engaging…and challenging!
Maria Diamantis
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math is great for practice and exploration. The puzzles and activities are entertaining and smartly connected to real life. Whether you are an expert or a novice, you’ll find the challenges to be intriguing and insightful!
Alvin Mayes
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math is an extraordinary resource—imaginative and practical, insightful and humorous. Students will not only have fun solving the problems, but they will also find it an invaluable aid with homework. As a former high school math teacher, I love that this book carries mathematics out of the world of the elite and translates it into a language we can all understand.
Patrick Farenga
A wonderful collection of facts and trivia that can inspire children of all ages to think about and use math in their lives. The breadth of coverage and easy-to-understand explanations inside this little book can make math a subject of interest and relevance for all.
Dr. Cheryl Moretz
This book is a wonderful secondary resource for all teachers of mathematics. Students need the real-world math skills that the activities in this book reinforce. The challenges are enjoyable, yet they require higher level thinking—children barely realize they are actively learning! 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math is an invaluable tool for students, teachers and parents!
Kathy Savage
As a homeschooling mom of three boys, I found this book to be an enjoyable family-fun game and an excellent teaching tool! The questions are challenging and great homeschool problems. We loved the fact that the problems are easy enough to do in the car—no need to break out a calculator or pencil and paper! Plus, the included math resources and tables are great knowledge foundations in themselves.
Cheryl L. Stadel-Bevans
101 Things Everyone Should Know about Math is a great source of math facts for children and a quick, fun refresher for adults. The problems are accessible, funny, and informative! It is a particularly useful book for those who've been away from math for a while. Try it with your kids—you just might learn something yourself!
VOYA - Catherine Gilmore-Clough
All too often students find the study of math to be more drudgery than recreation. Zev and his coauthors work hard to create math puzzles that entertain while instructing readers in complex mathematical ideas. They succeed with mental exercises interesting enough to appeal even to the math averse, though the book might be a hard sell to that crowd. The major flaw of this resource lies in the organization. The first third of the volume includes a variety of math questions grouped into sections by general theme, such as "Recreation and Sports," "Health, Food and Nutrition," and "Nature, Music and Art." The remainder of the book, aside from an interesting assortment of back matter, is devoted to unpacking the answers to the questions presented earlier. Had the authors alternated question segments with the correlating answers, readers might not be disappointed to discover having exhausted all the questions so early in the book. Despite the flaws, those with an interest in the topic will find an entertaining and enlightening selection of concepts to explore. Additional resources, including math organizations and Web sites; online products; math competitions; and a table of references with common equations, conversions, and formulas, will bolster those who wish to stretch their minds further. Reviewer: Catherine Gilmore-Clough
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967802039
  • Publisher: Science Naturally!
  • Publication date: 4/16/2010
  • Series: 101 Things You Should Know about Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 332,419
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductions 8

How to Use This Book 14

Questions

Facts, Just Math Facts 16

Health, Food and Nutrition 22

Travel 28

Recreation and Sports 33

Economics 36

Nature, Music and Art 45

Miscellaneous 52

Bonus Questions 56

Answers

Facts, Just Math Facts 58

Health, Food and Nutrition 73

Travel 86

Recreation and Sports 99

Economics 111

Nature, Music and Art 129

Miscellaneous 151

Bonus Questions 164

Photo and illustration Credits 172

Math Resources 173

Table of References 179

Glossary 181

Index 185

About the Authors 186

About Science, Naturally! 187

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