Math Hysteria: Fun and Games with Mathematics

Math Hysteria: Fun and Games with Mathematics

by Ian Stewart
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Math Hysteria: Fun and Games with Mathematics by Ian Stewart


Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! Math Hysteria contains twenty quirky tales of mathematical exploration by one of the world's most popular writers on mathematics. Ian Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale, including "Counting the Cattle of the Sun," "The Great Drain Robbery," and "Preposterous Piratical Predicaments." Fully illustrated with explanatory diagrams, each tale is told with engaging wit, sure to amuse everyone with an interest in puzzles and mathematics. Along the way, we also meet many curious characters. Containing twenty specially-commissioned cartoons, this book will delight all who are familiar with Stewart's many other books, such as What Shape is a Snowflake? and Flatterland and anyone interested in mathematical problems. In short, these stories are engaging, challenging, and lots of fun!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198613367
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 1,178,677
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University and the author of many books, including Nature's Numbers and From Here to Infinity: A Guide to Today's Mathematics. He writes the "Mathematical Recreations" column for Scientific American.

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Math Hysteria: Fun and Games with Mathematics 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Passionate_Teacher More than 1 year ago
Very useful for creative classroom experiences in the mathematical realm.