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The Joy of Mathematics
     

The Joy of Mathematics

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by Theoni Pappas
 

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Part of the joy of mathematics is that it is everywhere-in soap bubbles, electricity, da Vinci's masterpieces, even in an ocean wave. Written by the well-known mathematics teacher consultant, this volume's collection of over 200 clearly illustrated mathematical ideas, concepts, puzzles, and games shows where they turn up in the "real" world. You'll find out what a

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Part of the joy of mathematics is that it is everywhere-in soap bubbles, electricity, da Vinci's masterpieces, even in an ocean wave. Written by the well-known mathematics teacher consultant, this volume's collection of over 200 clearly illustrated mathematical ideas, concepts, puzzles, and games shows where they turn up in the "real" world. You'll find out what a googol is, visit hotel infinity, read a thorny logic problem that was stumping them back in the 8th century.

THE JOY OF MATHEMATICS is designed to be opened at random…it's mini essays are self-contained providing the reader with an enjoyable way to explore and experience mathematics at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884550485
Publisher:
Wide World Publishing
Publication date:
01/23/1993
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Mathematics teacher and consultant Theoni Pappas received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and her M.A. from Stanford University in 1967. Pappas is committed to demystifying mathematics and to helping eliminate the elitism and fear often associated with it. In 2000 she received The Excellence in Achievement Award from the University of California Alumni Association.

Pappas has written over 14 books which are focused on introducing people to the many wonders of mathematics. She is perhaps best known for ever popular The Mathematics Calendar. Her other innovative creations include: The Math-T-Shirt, The Children's Mathematics Calendar, The Mathematics Engagement Calendar, and What Do You See?—an optical illusion slide show with text.

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The Joy of Mathematics 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Topics are interesting but quality of printing spoils the content and loses the reader attention. Errors in graphics and printing are a real mess. Many of the graphics are pathetic. Should the printing be improved would gladly look at this book again and buy a copy, but don't waste your time now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chapter 19 Marys POV- She woke up. It was saturday. She got up and got dressed. When she walked down stairs she found Malinda cooking a firstclass breakfast. It was totally fancy. I sat down at the high-end table. Malinda gave me the omlet she was baking. "Thanks" I said. "Your welcome sugar" she replied back. Then jason came down. His hair was tangled and his clothes were all wrinkled. But he was still hot. Malinda gave him an omlet. I finished mine quickly. I then got up. "Im thanks for everything jason" i said trying to be polite. "Um.. but I goota run" I finished. "Goodbye mary" he said back. He winked at me. I jumped out the door and ran to my bike. I peddled home as fast as i could. I walked inside the house. My dad was gone for work already. So I was alone. I did some cleaning then went up to my room. I stared out the window listening to music as it began to rain again. Then i saw a car pull up. A shiny red mustang. Jason got out of the car. I opened my window to see what was going on. "Mary!" He yelled. "Yes?" I replied. "I need to tell you something!" He shouted back. "What?" I asked. He paused for a minute. "Do you know why I broke up with wendy?" He aked. "Because shes a brat and bossy" I answered. "Well tats part of it. Can you guess the rest?" He asked. I shook my head. "Because.... because.. i wanted to be with you!" He shouted. I gasped. "I have dreams about you every night Mary" he finished. A smile appeared on my face. "So will you go out with me?" He asked. "Yes!" I shouted happily. He jumped up happily in the air. He then climbed back into his car and drove off.