You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Math!

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Math!


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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531224908
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 286,952
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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

Introduction 5

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

Precisely 24

Numbers Don't Need Us 26

So, Would You Want to Live Without Math? 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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