Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices

Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices

by Theoni Pappas
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Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices by Theoni Pappas


Who would have ever thought there was a direct way to connect mathematical concepts to poetry?
Creative juices were certainly at work when this book of mathematical dialogues was created by Theoni Pappas. It presents a
new way to enjoy and learn mathematical ideas via poetic dialogues read by two people. A new twist to mathematical themes.

—24 delightful and informative poetic dialogues for exploring math ideas.—
- TOPIC POEMS INCLUDE-
· Mathematics · Circles · Proper fractions · Fractals
· Fibonacci numbers · One · Operations · Imaginary numbers
· Möbius strip · Zero · Squares · Operations
· Variables · Radicals · Triangles · · Primes · Dimensions
· Golden Mean · e,&i (for three voices)
· Integers · Tessellations · Even numbers
· Googols · We are numbers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884550478
Publisher: Wide World Publishing
Publication date: 01/25/1993
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 72
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 7 Years

About the Author

Theoni Pappas is passionate about mathematics. A native Californian, Pappas received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and her M.A. from Stanford University in 1967. She taught high school and college mathematics for nearly two decades, then turned to writing a remarkable series of innovative books which reflect her commitment to demystifying mathematics and making the subject more approachable. Through her pithy, non-threatening and easily comprehensible style, she breaks down mathematical prejudices and barriers to help one realize that mathematics is a dynamic world of fascinating ideas that can be easily accessible to the layperson.

In 2000 Pappas received the Excellence in Achievement Award from the University of California Alumni Association. In addition to mathematics Pappas enjoys the outdoors, especially the seashore
where she has a home. There she bicycles, kayaks, hikes and swims. Her other interests include watercolor painting, photography, music, cooking and gardening.

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Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
room145teacher More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for the classroom.  Students love reading the poems together and it helps motivate math learning for those who need to see a different perspective of math in our lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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