Algebra: the X and Y of Everyday Math

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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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435114005
  • Publisher: Metro Books
  • Publication date: 8/30/2009
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 281,473
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Excellent refresher!

    Definately recommend this book to anyone that needs a quick refresher on these topics. It also provides a brief history on the topics which is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2010

    Math History

    This truly brings Math to life. It is fun to know the sweat and tears behind the field.
    This book sings of the excitement those had driving them and of their accomplishments.

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