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The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures / Edition 1
     

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures / Edition 1

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by Malba Tahan, Leslie Clark, Alastair Reid, Patricia Reid Baquero
 

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ISBN-10: 0393309347

ISBN-13: 9780393309348

Pub. Date: 01/17/1993

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features the"writings" of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations.

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A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features the"writings" of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations.

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ISBN-13:
9780393309348
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/17/1993
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used this book to integrate literature into math curriculum with a group of gifted 4th graders. I've never seen a bunch of kids so eager to solve problems, explore computation, and extend their learning by doing math on the weekends (by their choice)! I'm so happy to have made this discovery!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Man Who Counted is quite simply one of the best books I have ever read. It is a surprisingly simple book that illustrates how good people can be. It is a real romance on life.
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mufuroo More than 1 year ago
Its a fiction book. Even though it speaks about religion and even recites portion of the Bible (I Corinthians 13)it doesnt endorse religion. The last reviewer must be one of those crazy American Christians that make me think that it would be so hard to accept Christianity if I was born here. *Im an Evangelical Christian by the way...
Guest More than 1 year ago
How I wish I had read this book when I was struggling with algebra in high school. This is a wonderfully entertaining story using real world math applications. I always wondered why I should study math and what possible application it could have in my life as a homemaker. Better than knowing how to double a recipe or calculating miles per gallon, The Man Who Counted makes it clear how we can apply math in our daily lives, circumstances for the application and the creativity inherent in mathematical functions. If you¿ve struggled with math or know someone who is, this book is for you. I highly recommend it for any person, young or old. P.S. Highschool student 12/1/2005 should learn how to spell. I guess English is not their strong suit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
overall i think that this book is not that great at all, the only reason why i gave it 3 stars is because it must have been hard to write a book with mathematical problems and make it ino a story. I would only reccomend this book to soemone thst is intrested in it all on their own, but if you are forced to read this book or have dobts about it then no way! dotn even try to read this sucker!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great simply because of how unique it is. It is a mathematical adventure that you cannot put down from the moment you pick it up. Highly recommended, certainly gives you a worthwhile and different read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has to much religion in it. This book should be BANNED from all public schools. I for one am appauled when I saw that my childs teacher was reading this book to the class. As a christain and an American this book is very controversial and has no place in a classroom. To explain to children that Jesus was a prophet is so false. BAN THIS BOOK!!!!!