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Math Charmers: Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind
Contributor(s): Posamentier, Alfred S. (Author)

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ISBN: 1591020670     ISBN-13: 9781591020677
Publisher: Prometheus Books
OUR PRICE: $18.69  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2003
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Annotation: Readers are invited to have fun with math in this reader-friendly volume--theideal book for adults looking for a way to turn their kids on to an importantsubject. Illustrations throughout.
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BISAC Categories:
- Mathematics
Dewey: 510
LCCN: 2003041376
Physical Information: 0.65" H x 6" W x 8.96" (0.91 lbs) 301 pages
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product
 
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Professional mathematicians often speak of the beauty of mathematics and the elegance of its solutions. Yet the esthetic appeal of math is rarely conveyed to students at the elementary, secondary, or even college level. Instead, most of us develop phobias in school about math's elusive logic and then pass these negative impressions on to our children. "What a shame, " says math professor Alfred S. Posamentier. We should all be having fun with math and helping our kids to do better in life by encouraging them to appreciate not only its usefulness but especially its charm. That's just what Posamentier sets out to do in this delightful exploration of math's many intriguing, interesting, and fun qualities. Beginning with the beauty of the number system, Posamentier doesn't just talk mathematics; "he entices readers to do math and discover for themselves just how stimulating the process can be Brief and entertaining introductions to each chapter invite readers to try their hands at arithmetic marvels, surprising solutions, "algebraic entertainments, geometric wonders, and "fun mathematical paradoxes, among other topics. Presented in a reader-friendly, conversational tone, the text is very accessible and the examples are geared to a beginner's level, so that even the most math-phobic individual will discover the hidden joy and inherent appeal of doing math. This is the ideal book for adults looking for a way to turn their kids on to an important subject or discover for themselves what they might have missed in their own math education.
 
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