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Alien Math
     

Alien Math

by Marya Washington Tyler
 
This quintessential book about number bases is an out-of-this world encounter with mathematics of a different kind. Go shopping through an intergalactic mall, ride on a subterranean hover module, converse with creatures who know your every thought, and eat exotic food at an alien restaurant (if you can keep it from crawling away). While saving the planet from

Overview

This quintessential book about number bases is an out-of-this world encounter with mathematics of a different kind. Go shopping through an intergalactic mall, ride on a subterranean hover module, converse with creatures who know your every thought, and eat exotic food at an alien restaurant (if you can keep it from crawling away). While saving the planet from destruction, students will become fluent in base 6, base 2, and base 16 (the computer bases) numbers, while gaining a deeper understanding of our own base 10 number system. This book is an easy-to-follow guide for learning to count, as well as add, subtract, and multiply, in other base number systems with a step-by-step answer key. Best-selling Prufrock author Marya Washington Tyler joins forces with statistician Rita Berg, and 12-year-old prodigy Nick Bollow, to create the ultimate instruction book about number bases.With its humor, cartoon drawings, and clearly understandable language, your students will forget they are tackling complex mathematics.If you love math, you'll really love "Alien Math"!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882664719
Publisher:
Prufrock Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
1,177,751
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Marya Washington Tyler has a master’s degree in gifted and talented education from the University of Wisconsin and has taught gifted and talented students for 11 years. Tyler is the author of several Prufrock bestsellers, including Real Life Math Mysteries, It’s Alive!, and Extreme Math, which she cowrote with her husband Kip. They have four wonderful, spontaneous, gifted children scattered across the country. The Tylers live in Ketchikan, AK, where they kayak, mountain climb, snowshoe, beach comb, and otherwise explore, photographing and videotaping the wonders of the Alexander Archipelago and Tongass rainforest around them. Tyler presently is working on a sequel to Real Life Math Mysteries, which will feature the mathematics faced by real Alaskans: dog mushers, float plane pilots, Native carvers, sea kayak guides, and more.

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