A Slice of Pi: All the Math You Forgot to Remember From School

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[A Slice of Pi]

9781435127470

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A Slice of Pi

All the Math You Forgot to Remember From School

by Liz Strachan

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Strachan

A Slice of Pi

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[headline] Fun and Games with Math

In A Slice of Pi, teacher and numbers expert Liz Strachan proves that solving ...

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Overview

[A Slice of Pi]

9781435127470

[front cover]

A Slice of Pi

All the Math You Forgot to Remember From School

by Liz Strachan

[spine]

Strachan

A Slice of Pi

[Fall River Press logo]

[back cover]

[headline] Fun and Games with Math

In A Slice of Pi, teacher and numbers expert Liz Strachan proves that solving tricky little math equations can be just as enjoyable as completing a good puzzle. Through fascinating math stories, quirky calculations, great party tricks, and humorous anecdotes from the classroom, she reveals the foundations of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry in a clear—and entertaining—style.

These are some of the questions that Stachan answers:

·         When is a number irrational?

·         What's the chance of winning a lottery jackpot?

·         Which famous mathematician who, when informed that his spouse was dying, replied, “Tell my dear wife to hang on a little longer. I’m in the middle of solving a rather difficult problem”?

Whether it’s vulgar fractions or magic squares, Fibonacci rabbits or Fermat’s Last Theorem, this amazing tour of the weird world of numbers—imaginary, real, or infinite—will appeal to anyone with an enquiring mind.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435127470
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/11/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 185,519
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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