I Wish I Knew That: Math: Cool Stuff You Need to Know
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- Publication Date:May 10, 2012
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Math, so often a mystery to children, is simply explained in I Wish I Knew That Math.
With clear, commonsense explanations of mathematical concepts and fun and interesting applications, this book is a great way to increase your understanding of math. The concepts addressed include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Basic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- The math behind money
- The connections between math and music
- Irrational numbers – Why did Pythagoras have one of his followers killed just for talking about the square root of 2?
- The value of zero
- Angles – from acute, all the way to reflexive
- Coordinates and the Cartesian plane
- Probability – What is the likelihood of being struck by lightning?
- Logic – induction, deduction and Sherlock Holmes
- Computers and algorithms
- Code breaking – from ancient Rome to super computers
With its readable style and engaging examples, I Wish I Knew That: Math
can give children a head start or a helping hand in their understanding of math. Even grownups could learn a thing or two that they may have forgotten or maybe things they never learned at all!
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