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Two Trains Leave Paris: Number Problems for Word People

Two Trains Leave Paris: Number Problems for Word People

Two Trains Leave Paris: Number Problems for Word People

Two Trains Leave Paris: Number Problems for Word People

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Overview

Entertaining word problems that let verbal types master the language of math!

Math is a universal language, but it’s also the least understood and most undervalued subject taught in school. Two Trains Leave Paris: Number Problems for Word People offers an opportunity to experience math like never before.

You must use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out how far apart two ex-lovers are when they simultaneously realize that they cannot live without each other. You must use addition (and logic) to explore the ridiculous (and patriarchal!) wage gap. Throughout six math-themed chapters, readers will follow a series of characters as they apply for jobs, fall in love, get abducted by aliens, and experience many of life’s other big and small moments, all of which are dictated by—you guessed it—math!

With the help of humor, mathematical history, and how-to-solve sections, Two Trains Leave Paris asks readers to help its characters find growth in the most unexpected of places: word problems. And the answers are, of course, in the back.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683354956
Publisher: ABRAMS, Inc. (Ignition)
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 180
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Taylor Marie Frey is a writer, comedian, and actress, who has appeared in the TV series Roadies and the Oscar-nominated film Carol. Mike Wesolowski is a comedian who writes for Runt of the Web. They both live in Los Angeles.

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