Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales [NOOK Book]

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A treasure trove of stories that make mathematical ideas come to life. Explores math concepts and topics such as real numbers, exponents, dimensions, the golden rectangle in both serious and humorous ways. Stories such as the parable of p, the number line that fell apart, Leonhard the magic turtle and many others offer an amusing and entertaining way to explore and share mathematical ideas regardless of age or background. The reference section following each story is designed ...
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Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales

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Overview


A treasure trove of stories that make mathematical ideas come to life. Explores math concepts and topics such as real numbers, exponents, dimensions, the golden rectangle in both serious and humorous ways. Stories such as the parable of p, the number line that fell apart, Leonhard the magic turtle and many others offer an amusing and entertaining way to explore and share mathematical ideas regardless of age or background. The reference section following each story is designed as enrichment information for the concepts presented in each story.

Includes short stories and discussions which present such mathematical concepts as decimals, tangrams, number lines, and fractals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884550461
  • Publisher: Wide World Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/16/1993
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 1,169,024
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mathematics teacher and consultant, Theoni Pappas is a nationally recognized for her best selling books. Pappas is committed to demystifying mathematics and to helping eliminate the elitism and fear often associated with it.

In 2000 she received the California Alumni Association Excellence in Achievement Award in recognition of significant & exemplary career accomplishments in demystifying mathematics.

Many of her books have been translated into Japanese, Finnish, Slovakian, Czech, Korean, traditional & simplified Chinese, Turkish, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Fallen rose

    Chapter 18 Jaons POV- i opened the big door to the liabrary. Inside there were thousands of books stacked on selves. In the center of the room was a loveseat and a coffetable. And off to the side was a desk with a chair. Mary sat down in the loveseat and took out her notes. I sat down next to her and did the same. We did sevral ideas and began writing the report. When it was finished she looked out the only window. She saw that a thunder storm was going on outside. She couldnt bike home. But I couldnt dro her off because my car was low on gas and couldnt make it. "Can stay here for the night" i suggested. I had a guest room. She nodded. Malinda gave her some pjs and she called her dad and said where she was. Malinda made us chinese stir fry. We ate it together. When it was tim for bed she walked upstairs and went into her room. I walked into mine. I slept on my bed.

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    Take the answer to #9, add "ness", subtract seven letters, and add the emotion of the following emoticon. :)

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