Imagine how difficult life would be if you couldn't count things, measure anything, do any calculations or be precise about time, distance or price.
This series takes readers (Ages 8-12) on a historical journey, examining how people coped in the past and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and less unpleasant. Each book features full-color cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious speech bubbles to heighten interest, making the series attractive even to reluctant readers.
You might not like numbers and math when you have to do your maths homework, but it would be hard to live without them. You wouldn't know how old you are, or how long you have to wait until it's the holiday. We couldn't build anything accurately, we'd have no computers and you couldn't even go shopping. No, you wouldn't want to live without math!
About the Author
Anne Rooney has written extensively on modern science, technology and contemporary issues for young people. She has worked in the computer industry for about 20 years, as well as advising educational bodies on various technological matters.
Table of Contents
What are Numbers? 6
Does it Add Up? 8
Where Did Numbers Come From? 10
How Many Is 10? 12
What If You Can't Count? 14
Putting Math to Work 16
Less than Zero 18
Numbers, Codes, and Labels 20
Do you Have the time? 22
Numbers Don't Need Us 26
So, Would You Want to Live Without Math? 28