Mathematical Snippets: Exploring Mathematical Ideas in Small Bites

Mathematical Snippets: Exploring Mathematical Ideas in Small Bites

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by Theoni Pappas
     
 

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From nutritional labels and box office statistics to terabytes and megapixels, the 21st century world is awash in numbers. How can the average Joe or Jane make sense of all that data? The key, Theoni Pappas argues, is math. In Mathematical Snippets, she draws readers into the fascinating world of math without overwhelming them with mind-numbing equations.

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From nutritional labels and box office statistics to terabytes and megapixels, the 21st century world is awash in numbers. How can the average Joe or Jane make sense of all that data? The key, Theoni Pappas argues, is math. In Mathematical Snippets, she draws readers into the fascinating world of math without overwhelming them with mind-numbing equations. Short, engaging sections on everything from golf to game theory introduce mathematical concepts and celebrate math’s impact on daily life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884550393
Publisher:
Wide World Publishing/Tetra
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
892,890
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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