Algebra: the X and Y of Everyday Math

Algebra: the X and Y of Everyday Math

by Michael Willers
     
 

Algebra is all around us. Whether we realize it or not, it both represents and influences the world in a huge variety of ways—from the number of petals on a flower, to the interest rate on your mortgage. What’s more, the language of mathematics and the ideas it expresses can be beautiful in their own right.

Algebra: The x and y of Everyday Math

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Overview

Algebra is all around us. Whether we realize it or not, it both represents and influences the world in a huge variety of ways—from the number of petals on a flower, to the interest rate on your mortgage. What’s more, the language of mathematics and the ideas it expresses can be beautiful in their own right.

Algebra: The x and y of Everyday Math takes you on a tour of the development of algebra and mathematics. On the way, you will meet fascinating figures and ideas from around the world, and you will also be faced with a range of problems to solve yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435114005
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
08/30/2009
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
721,563
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.86(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Willers is a high school mathematics teacher with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree that was focused on connections between mathematics and other subjects, such as art and philosophy.

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