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The Beauty of Everyday Mathematics

The Beauty of Everyday Mathematics Author Norbert Herrmann
ISBN-10 9783642221040
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 138
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Imagine that you’ve finally found a parking space after a long and harrowing search, but are now encountering some difficulty in trying to enter this space. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew a formula that allowed you to enter the space without difficulty? Are you annoyed because your soda can doesn’t remain upright during a picnic? Would you like to know why a mirror swaps right and left, but not top and bottom? Are you looking for a mathematical speech to toast your mother-in-law’s 85th birthday? Or do you want to give your heart away mathematically? Dr. Norbert Herrmann provides amusing and entertaining solutions to these and many other problems that we encounter in everyday situations. “A book for teachers, students of mathematics, and anybody who likes unusual and amusing calculations.”

McGraw Hill Education Everyday Mathematics

McGraw Hill Education Everyday Mathematics Author University of Chicago. School Mathematics Project
ISBN-10 0021383510
Release 2015*
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McGraw Hill Education Everyday Mathematics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from McGraw Hill Education Everyday Mathematics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full McGraw Hill Education Everyday Mathematics book for free.

Everyday Math For Dummies

Everyday Math For Dummies Author Charles Seiter
ISBN-10 1568842481
Release 1995-04-27
Pages 384
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After you graduated from high school, college, or even graduate school you might have vowed never to deal with math again, right? But everyday, you’re faced with some form of math, from balancing your checkbook to tipping your server at a restaurant. Well, there’s no reason to be intimidated when it comes to math, and this book will show you why. Everyday Math for Dummies is intended to be a quick, enjoyable adult-oriented course in the aspects of math you need all the time. Whether you’re looking for a refresher on math skills you might have forgotten or want to obtain math skills you never fully understood, Everyday Math For Dummies can help you discover the answers to all kinds of problems. Everyday Math For Dummies helps build your skills so that you can better deal with all sorts of stressful math situations, from refinancing your house to evaluating business news and understanding sports statistics. There’s even a fun chapter on puzzles! With this book as your guide, you’ll be able to: Finally make sense of your checkbook Master the simplest tipping rules in the world Calculate compound interest like an investment pro Understand the math of refinancing and debt management Decipher the fine print in a credit card agreement Figure percentages easily with a calculator, on paper, or in your head Get a handle on all that stuff from high school—algebra, geometry, and trig Everyday Math For Dummies can help you take charge of your life. Complete with a tear-out cheat sheet for you to keep handy for when the kids need help with their homework or you need help completing your tax return, this book makes math easy.

How Not to Be Wrong

How Not to Be Wrong Author Jordan Ellenberg
ISBN-10 9780698163843
Release 2014-05-29
Pages 480
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

How Many Socks Make a Pair

How Many Socks Make a Pair Author Rob Eastaway
ISBN-10 9781907532580
Release 2013-02-18
Pages 176
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DIV How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths youÕll discover plenty of new surprises. And if youÕve never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever. /div

That s Maths

That s Maths Author Peter Lynch
ISBN-10 9780717169566
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 344
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From atom bombs to rebounding slinkies, open your eyes to the mathematical magic in the everyday. Mathematics isn’t just for academics and scientists, a fact meteorologist and blogger Peter Lynch has spent the past several years proving through his Irish Times newspaper column and blog, That’s Maths. Here, he shows how maths is all around us, with chapters on the beautiful equations behind designing a good concert venue, predicting the stock market and modelling the atom bomb, as well as playful meditations on everything from coin-stacking to cartography. If you left school thinking maths was boring, think again!

The Beauty of Doing Mathematics

The Beauty of Doing Mathematics Author Serge Lang
ISBN-10 9781461211020
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 144
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If someone told you that mathematics is quite beautiful, you might be surprised. But you should know that some people do mathematics all their lives, and create mathematics, just as a composer creates music. Usually, every time a mathematician solves a problem, this gives rise to many oth ers, new and just as beautiful as the one which was solved. Of course, often these problems are quite difficult, and as in other disciplines can be understood only by those who have studied the subject with some depth, and know the subject well. In 1981, Jean Brette, who is responsible for the Mathematics Section of the Palais de la Decouverte (Science Museum) in Paris, invited me to give a conference at the Palais. I had never given such a conference before, to a non-mathematical public. Here was a challenge: could I communicate to such a Saturday afternoon audience what it means to do mathematics, and why one does mathematics? By "mathematics" I mean pure mathematics. This doesn't mean that pure math is better than other types of math, but I and a number of others do pure mathematics, and it's about them that I am now concerned. Math has a bad reputation, stemming from the most elementary levels. The word is in fact used in many different contexts. First, I had to explain briefly these possible contexts, and the one with which I wanted to deal.

Everyday Mathematics The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project

Everyday Mathematics  The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Author Max S. Bell
ISBN-10 0076575136
Release 2011-03-16
Pages 76
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Everyday Mathematics The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Everyday Mathematics The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Everyday Mathematics The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project book for free.

The Mathematics Lover s Companion

The Mathematics Lover s Companion Author Edward R. Scheinerman
ISBN-10 9780300223002
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 296
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Twenty-three mathematical masterpieces for exploration and enlightenment

Math Magic

Math Magic Author Scott Flansburg
ISBN-10 9780062434982
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 352
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Don't live in fear of math any longer. Math Magic makes math what you may never have imagined it to be: easy and fun! Scott Flansburg -- "the Human Calculator" who believes that there are no "mathematical illiterates," just people who have not learned how to make math work for them -- demonstrates how everyone can put their phobia to rest and deal with essential every-day mathematical calculations with confidence. This is the book for millions of otherwise successful adults who are afraid to balance their checkbooks and don't know how to figure interest on savings or credit, and for the millions of students who dread their math classes and live in fear of the SAT math section. In Math Magic, Scott Flansburg shows the reader how to: Master the basics, including the real way addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division work Simplify calculations through estimation Quick-check answers Convert metric measures to more familiar ones Figure tips, taxes, and percentages -- never get short-changed again! Master algebra using the nine easy steps to algebra Math Magic is for all of us who need and want to improve our understanding of math. With the help of Flansburg, the Guinness World Record holder as the Fastest Human Calculator, you can do math just like magic.

Everyday Maths Teacher Edition Lesson Guide 1 Grade 1

Everyday Maths Teacher Edition Lesson Guide 1 Grade 1 Author Jean F. Bell
ISBN-10 0076035921
Release 2006-06
Pages 918
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The core of the Everyday Mathematics program, for Grades 1-6, the Teacher's Lesson Guide provides teachers with easy-to-follow lessons organized by instructional unit, as well as built-in mathematical content support. Lessons include planning and assessment tips as well as multilevel differentiation strategies to support all learners.

Everyday Math

Everyday Math Author
ISBN-10 0076002020
Release 2004
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The Probability Meter visually represents the likelihood of the occurrence of a given event. Numerical representations of chance events are presented as fractions, decimals, and/or percents to familiarize students with the different ways probability is expressed.

Everyday Mathematics Geometry Template

Everyday Mathematics Geometry Template Author Wright Group
ISBN-10 0076045854
Release 2007-06-30
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Everyday Mathematics Geometry Template has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Everyday Mathematics Geometry Template also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Everyday Mathematics Geometry Template book for free.

Everyday Mathematics Grade 4 Student Reference Book

Everyday Mathematics  Grade 4  Student Reference Book Author Max Bell
ISBN-10 0076576507
Release 2011-06-09
Pages 392
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For Grades 3-6, this hardcover resource contains explanations of key mathematical content, with directions to the Everyday Mathematics® games.

Everyday Math Grade 5

Everyday Math  Grade 5 Author Jean Bell
ISBN-10 0076576515
Release 2011-06-08
Pages 452
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Grade 5 curriculum covers these basic topics: Number theory - Estimation and computation - Geometry explorations and the American tour - Division - Fractions, decimals, and percents - Developing fact power - Exponents and negative numbers - Fractions and ratios - Coordinates, area, volume, and capacity - Using data - Algebra concepts and skills - Volume - Probability, rations, and rates.

Everyday Mathematics for Parents

Everyday Mathematics for Parents Author The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
ISBN-10 9780226265513
Release 2017-07-10
Pages 176
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The Everyday Mathematics (EM) program was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and is now used in more than 185,000 classrooms by almost three million students. Its research-based learning delivers the kinds of results that all school districts aspire to. Yet despite that tremendous success, EMoften leaves parents perplexed. Learning is accomplished not through rote memorization, but by actually engaging in real-life math tasks. The curriculum isn’t linear, but rather spirals back and forth, weaving concepts in and out of lessons that build overall understanding and long-term retention. It’s no wonder that many parents have difficulty navigating this innovative mathematical and pedagogic terrain. Now help is here. Inspired by UCSMP’s firsthand experiences with parents and teachers, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will equip parents with an understanding of EM and enable them to help their children with homework—the heart of the great parental adventure of ensuring that children become mathematically proficient. Featuring accessible explanations of the research-based philosophy and design of the program, and insights into the strengths of EM, this little book provides the big-picture information that parents need. Clear descriptions of how and why this approach is different are paired with illustrative tables that underscore the unique attributes of EM. Detailed guidance for assisting students with homework includes explanations of the key EM concepts that underlie each assignment. Resources for helping students practice math more at home also provide an understanding of the long-term utility of EM. Easy to use, yet jam-packed with knowledge and helpful tips, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will become a pocket mentor to parents and teachers new to EM who are ready to step up and help children succeed. With this book in hand, you’ll finally understand that while this may not be the way that you learned math, it’s actually much better.

Basic Mathematics

Basic Mathematics Author Serge Lang
ISBN-10 9780387967875
Release 1998-09-01
Pages 496
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This text in basic mathematics is ideal for high school or college students. It provides a firm foundation in basic principles of mathematics and thereby acts as a springboard into calculus, linear algebra and other more advanced topics. The information is clearly presented, and the author develops concepts in such a manner to show how one subject matter can relate and evolve into another.