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The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places
     

The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places

by Cora Lee, Gillian O'Reilly, Viriginia Gray (Illustrator)
 

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An illustrated exploration of math and math concepts used in everyday life, including sports, bicycles and nature. This introduction to all types of arithmetic uses sidebars to explore chaos theory, new prime numbers, bios of mathematicians.

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An illustrated exploration of math and math concepts used in everyday life, including sports, bicycles and nature. This introduction to all types of arithmetic uses sidebars to explore chaos theory, new prime numbers, bios of mathematicians.

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School Library Journal
10/01/2016
Gr 3–6—So, you take a couple of middle school boys who are dissimilar (one loves math, one doesn't) but have enough in common to form a firm friendship, and you pop in a director of education who decides to remove math from the curriculum, and you get a humorous take on the importance of math. This is a fun romp with lots of unexpected bits about geometry, consonance in music, geographic profiling, virtual reality, and a whole lot of other neat stuff, carefully packaged to entice readers. Interspersed are boxes where "Jeremy wrestles with weird stuff," like logarithmic spirals, Fibonacci numbers, and Pascal's triangle. Also included are full-page bios of a selection of mathematicians and some nifty projects, such as creating a Mobius strip, handcuffs, and an Escher-like print. This is not a book most kids will seek out by themselves—even if it is funny, informative, and puzzling—but put it in the hands of an innovative math teacher and watch out! VERDICT Just the cure for standardized tests. Use in math lessons to get kids energized.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554510313
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
03/16/2007
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Cora Lee is a scientific writer for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and also coordinates the Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Association for Girls in Science. She lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Gillian O’Reilly is a writer and editor from Toronto, ON. She and Cora Lee also co-authored The Great Motion Mission: A Surprising Story of Physics in Everyday Life. She lives in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Artist Lil Crump brings the pages to life with her lively cartoons, while photographs illustrate key concepts. The dynamic layout invites even math-phobic readers to dive in. She lives in Canada.

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