Random House New Releases - Mathematics - Between April 18, 2014 and May 18, 2015.
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/rss.pperl?max_returns=20&pub_date=back365%5fahead30&cat_id_ex=Mathematics%3a4614&best=en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssOur Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307744258<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307744258"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307744258" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307744258">Our Mathematical Universe</a> My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=142370">Max Tegmark</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 432 pages | Vintage | Mathematics; Science - Physics; Science - Cosmology | <b>$16.95</b> | February 3, 2015 | 978-0-307-74425-8 (0-307-74425-6)<p>Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.</p><br clear="all">2015-02-03T00:30:00-05:00First Grade Reading & Math Workout by Sylvan Learning
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881880<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881880"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781101881880" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881880">First Grade Reading & Math Workout</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=84609">Sylvan Learning</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 256 pages | Sylvan Learning Publishing | Language Arts - Reading Skills; Mathematics | <b>$15.99</b> | December 23, 2014 | 978-1-101-88188-0 (1-101-88188-7)<p><b>2 BOOKS IN 1—based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success!</b><br><br>A solid foundation in basic math and reading skills is essential for first-grade success. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help children catch up, keep up, and develop a love of learning—and best of all, they'll have lots of fun doing it! Some of the great features you'll find inside this <br><br><b>READING SKILL BUILDERS</b><br>MAZE CRAZY! To get through a maze, children need to connect pictures of words with the same beginning sound, short vowel, or long vowel.<br><br>DETECTIVE WORK. Children read a story and look for clues to predict what will happen next to practice reading-comprehension skills. <br><br>IT TAKES TWO. "Adding up" pairs of pictures to make a new work helps reinforce the concept of compound words.<br><br><b>BASIC MATH SUCCESS</b><br>GET IN LINE. Using number lines to fill in missing numbers and skip count by 2, 5, and 10 reinforces number patterns.<br><br>GIVE ME A HAND. Children practice telling time in hours and half-hours by drawing hour and minute hands on clocks.<br><br>CHART SMART. Determining how many people like pizza versus hamburgers, playing hockey versus soccer, or enjoying different books provides fun ways to add to and subtract from 20.<br><br>Give your first grader's grades and confidence a boost with <i>First Grade Reading & Math Workout</i>!</p><br clear="all">2014-12-23T00:30:00-05:00Second Grade Reading & Math Workout by Sylvan Learning
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881897<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881897"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781101881897" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881897">Second Grade Reading & Math Workout</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=84609">Sylvan Learning</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 256 pages | Sylvan Learning Publishing | Language Arts - Reading Skills; Mathematics | <b>$15.99</b> | December 23, 2014 | 978-1-101-88189-7 (1-101-88189-5)<p><b>2 BOOKS IN 1—based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success!</b><br><br>A solid foundation in basic math and reading skills is essential for second-grade success. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help children catch up, keep up, and develop a love of learning—and best of all, they'll have lots of fun doing it! Some of the great features you'll find inside this <br><br><b>READING SKILL BUILDERS</b><br>BLENDER BLUNDER. Somebody spilled words into the blender, and they got chopped up. Kids put them back together, practicing consonant blends and consonant combos.<br><br>USE YOUR DOODLE. Drawing a picture to help visualize a story offers practice in reading comprehension skills.<br><br>YOU'VE GOT MAIL. Children fil in the blanks in an email from choices of contractions, suffixes, and more.<br><b><br>BASIC MATH SUCCESS</b><br>PICK A PACKAGE. Determining how many bags of marbles, seeds in seed packets, or boxes of chocolates are needed helps a child learn how to group objects.<br><br>RULERS RULE. Measuring candy, yarn, action figures, and more allows children to gain confidence in estimating and in using a ruler to measure inches and centimeters.<br><br>SAVE THE DATE. Children identify the date of a beach party, vacation, concert, and more to practice reading a calendar.<br><br>Give your second grader's grades and confidence a boost with <i>Second Grade Reading & Math Workout</i>!</p><br clear="all">2014-12-23T00:30:00-05:00Third Grade Reading & Math Workout by Sylvan Learning
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881903<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881903"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781101881903" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881903">Third Grade Reading & Math Workout</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=84609">Sylvan Learning</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 256 pages | Sylvan Learning Publishing | Language Arts - Reading Skills; Mathematics | <b>$15.99</b> | December 23, 2014 | 978-1-101-88190-3 (1-101-88190-9)<p><b>2 BOOKS IN 1—based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success!</b><br><br>A solid foundation in basic math and reading skills is essential for third-grade success. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help children catch up, keep up, and develop a love of learning—and best of all, they'll have lots of fun doing it! Some of the great features you'll find inside this workout book include:<br><b><br>READING COMPREHENSION SUCCESS</b><br>WHAT'S THE WORD? A combination of funny made-up and real words helps kids learn vocabulary in context.<br><br>STOP AND STORY. Illustrations and short stories on toys, superheroes, roller coasters, and more show how to absorb and think about the facts of the story along the way. <br><br>REASON TO READ. Colorful book covers, story descriptions, and articles teach kids how to predict what a story will be about.<br><br><b>BASIC MATH SUCCESS</b><br>BUILDINGS TIMES TWO. Figuring out the numbers of windows on high-rise buildings helps students understand the value of multiplying.<br><br>PREFERRED MEASURE. Choosing how to measure everyday items gives students confidence in measuring length, liquid volume, and weight.<br><br>FASHION FRACTIONS. Determining the number of girls and boys wearing orange shirts, hats, or sunglasses gives students a relatable way to use fractions.<br><br>Give your third grader's grades and confidence a boost with<i> Third Grade Reading & Math Workout</i>!</p><br clear="all">2014-12-23T00:30:00-05:00Kindergarten Reading & Math Workout by Sylvan Learning
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881873<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881873"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781101881873" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781101881873">Kindergarten Reading & Math Workout</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=84609">Sylvan Learning</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 256 pages | Sylvan Learning Publishing | Language Arts - Reading Skills; Mathematics | <b>$15.99</b> | December 23, 2014 | 978-1-101-88187-3 (1-101-88187-9)<p><b>2 BOOKS IN 1—based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success!</b><br><br>A solid foundation in basic reading readiness and math skills prepares kindergarteners for success in both school and the real world. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help children catch up, keep up, and develop a love of learning—and best of all, they'll have lots of fun doing it! Some of the great features you'll find inside this workout book include:<br><br><b>READING READINESS</b><br>HIDE AND SEEK. Hunting for things that start with the same sound is a fun way to practice distinguishing letter sounds.<br><br>WORD PUZZLES. Kids cut out words they know and start building their own sentences.<br><br>FIND THE MISSING WORD. Fill-in-the-blank sentences help children learn common words they'll need to start reading.<br><br><b>BASIC MATH SUCCESS</b><br>HIDE AND SEEK. Counting the number of times familiar objects appear in fun pictures helps children gain confidence in their counting skills.<br><br>POND CROSSING. To help the frog jump across the pond, children follow a path of numbers, reinforcing number sequence concepts.<br><br>PUT IT AWAY. Identifying paper or plastic, summer or winter clothes, and toys or tools gives children a greater understanding of sorting skills.<br><br>Give your kindergartener's confidence a boost with <i>Kindergarten Reading & Math Workout</i>!</p><br clear="all">2014-12-23T00:30:00-05:00Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2015 Edition by Princeton Review
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124836<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124836"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780804124836" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124836">Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2015 Edition</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=57038">Princeton Review</a></h3><b>eBook</b>, 752 pages | Princeton Review | Study Aids - Advanced Placement; Study Aids - College Entrance; Mathematics - Calculus | <b>$14.99</b> | October 28, 2014 | 978-0-8041-2483-6 (0-8041-2483-3)<p><b><b>EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the</b> AP Calculus BC Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide<b>—</b>including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, <b>and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. </b></b><br><br>We don't have to tell you how tough AP Calculus is<b>—</b>or how important a stellar score on the AP exam can be to your chances of getting into a top college of your choice. Written by Princeton Review<i> </i>experts who know their way around Calc <i>BC, Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam</i> will give you:<br><br><i>Techniques That Actually Work.</i><br>• Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test<br>• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically<br>• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder<br><br><i>Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.</i><br>• Comprehensive content review for all test topics<br>• Up-to-date information on the 2015 AP Calculus BC Exam<br>• Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress<br><br><i>Practice Your Way to Perfection.</i><br>• <b>2 full-length practice tests</b> with detailed answer explanations<br>• Practice drills in each content review chapter<br>• Handy reference guide of key calculus formulas</p><br clear="all">2014-10-28T00:30:00-05:00Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2015 Edition by Princeton Review
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124812<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124812"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780804124812" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124812">Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2015 Edition</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=57038">Princeton Review</a></h3><b>eBook</b>, 688 pages | Princeton Review | Study Aids - Advanced Placement; Study Aids - College Entrance; Mathematics - Calculus | <b>$14.99</b> | September 30, 2014 | 978-0-8041-2481-2 (0-8041-2481-7)<p><b><b>EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the</b> AP Calculus AB Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide<b>—</b>including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, <b>and 3 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations.</b></b><br><br>We don't have to tell you how tough AP Calculus is<b>—</b>or how important a stellar score on the AP exam can be to your chances of getting into a top college of your choice. Written by Princeton Review<i> </i>experts who know their way around Calc AB<i>, Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam</i> will give you:<br><br><i>Techniques That Actually Work.</i><br>• Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test<br>• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically<br>• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder<br><br><i>Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.</i><br>• Comprehensive content review for all test topics<br>• Up-to-date information on the 2015 AP Calculus AB Exam<br>• Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress<br><br><i>Practice Your Way to Perfection.</i><br>• <b>3 full-length practice tests</b> with detailed answer explanations<br>• Practice drills throughout each content review chapter<br>• Handy reference guide of key calculus formulas<br><br><i><b><b> </b></b>This eBook edition has been formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.</i></p><br clear="all">2014-09-30T00:30:00-05:00Mathematics and the Real World by Zvi Artstein
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616145460<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616145460"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781616145460" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616145460">Mathematics and the Real World</a> The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=224526">Zvi Artstein</a></h3><b>eBook</b>0 | Prometheus Books | Mathematics - History; Science - Evolution; Mathematics | <b>$12.99</b> | September 2, 2014 | 978-1-61614-546-0 (1-61614-546-3)<p>In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math.<br><br>Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. The author then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics—in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power.<br><br>The author concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, presumably because the talent needed to cope with logical mathematics gave the human race as a whole no evolutionary advantage. With this in mind, he offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math.<br></p><br clear="all">2014-09-02T00:30:00-05:00Mathematics and the Real World by Zvi Artstein
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616140915<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616140915"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781616140915" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616140915">Mathematics and the Real World</a> The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=224526">Zvi Artstein</a></h3><b>Hardcover</b>, 426 pages | Prometheus Books | Mathematics - History; Science - Evolution; Mathematics | <b>$26.00</b> | September 2, 2014 | 978-1-61614-091-5 (1-61614-091-7)<p>In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math.<br><br>Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. The author then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics—in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power.<br><br>The author concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, presumably because the talent needed to cope with logical mathematics gave the human race as a whole no evolutionary advantage. With this in mind, he offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math.</p><br clear="all">2014-09-02T00:30:00-05:00Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2015 Edition by Princeton Review
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124829
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124829<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124829"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780804124829" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124829">Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2015 Edition</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=57038">Princeton Review</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 752 pages | Princeton Review | Study Aids - Advanced Placement; Study Aids - College Entrance; Mathematics - Calculus | <b>$19.99</b> | August 12, 2014 | 978-0-8041-2482-9 (0-8041-2482-5)<p><b><b>EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the</b> AP Calculus BC Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide<b>—</b>including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, <b>and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. </b></b><br><br>We don't have to tell you how tough AP Calculus is<b>—</b>or how important a stellar score on the AP exam can be to your chances of getting into a top college of your choice. Written by Princeton Review<i> </i>experts who know their way around Calc <i>BC, Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam</i> will give you:<br><br><i>Techniques That Actually Work.</i><br>• Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test<br>• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically<br>• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder<br><br><i>Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.</i><br>• Comprehensive content review for all test topics<br>• Up-to-date information on the 2015 AP Calculus BC Exam<br>• Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress<br><br><i>Practice Your Way to Perfection.</i><br>• <b>2 full-length practice tests</b> with detailed answer explanations<br>• Practice drills in each content review chapter<br>• Handy reference guide of key calculus formulas</p><br clear="all">2014-08-12T00:30:00-05:00Mathematical Curiosities by Ingmar Lehmann
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149314<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149314"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781616149314" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149314">Mathematical Curiosities</a> A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178310">Alfred S. Posamentier</a> and <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178311">Ingmar Lehmann</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 382 pages | Prometheus Books | Mathematics; Mathematics - Recreations & Games | <b>$19.95</b> | August 12, 2014 | 978-1-61614-931-4 (1-61614-931-0)<p><b>An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying it</b><br><br>Most people agree that math is important, but few would say it's fun. This book will show you that the subject you learned to hate in high school can be as entertaining as a witty remark, as engrossing as the mystery novel you can't put down--in short, fun! As veteran math educators Posamentier and Lehmann demonstrate, when you realize that doing math can be enjoyable, you open a door into a world of unexpected insights while learning an important skill.<br><br>The authors illustrate the point with many easily understandable examples. One of these is what mathematicians call the "Ruth-Aaron pair" (714 and 715), named after the respective career home runs of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. These two consecutive integers contain a host of interesting features, one of which is that their prime factors when added together have the same sum.  <br><br>The authors also explore the unusual aspects of such numbers as 11 and 18, which have intriguing properties usually overlooked by standard math curriculums. And to make you a better all-around problem solver, a variety of problems is presented that appear simple but have surprisingly clever solutions.<br><br>If math has frustrated you over the years, this delightful approach will teach you many things you thought were beyond your reach, while conveying the key message that math can and should be anything but boring.</p><br clear="all">2014-08-12T00:30:00-05:00Mathematical Curiosities by Ingmar Lehmann
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149321
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149321<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149321"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781616149321" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149321">Mathematical Curiosities</a> A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178310">Alfred S. Posamentier</a> and <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178311">Ingmar Lehmann</a></h3><b>eBook</b>0 | Prometheus Books | Mathematics; Mathematics - Recreations & Games | <b>$11.99</b> | August 12, 2014 | 978-1-61614-932-1 (1-61614-932-9)<p><b>An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying it</b><br><br>Most people agree that math is important, but few would say it's fun. This book will show you that the subject you learned to hate in high school can be as entertaining as a witty remark, as engrossing as the mystery novel you can't put down--in short, fun! As veteran math educators Posamentier and Lehmann demonstrate, when you realize that doing math can be enjoyable, you open a door into a world of unexpected insights while learning an important skill.<br><br>The authors illustrate the point with many easily understandable examples. One of these is what mathematicians call the "Ruth-Aaron pair" (714 and 715), named after the respective career home runs of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. These two consecutive integers contain a host of interesting features, one of which is that their prime factors when added together have the same sum.  <br><br>The authors also explore the unusual aspects of such numbers as 11 and 18, which have intriguing properties usually overlooked by standard math curriculums. And to make you a better all-around problem solver, a variety of problems is presented that appear simple but have surprisingly clever solutions.<br><br>If math has frustrated you over the years, this delightful approach will teach you many things you thought were beyond your reach, while conveying the key message that math can and should be anything but boring.</p><br clear="all">2014-08-12T00:30:00-05:00Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2015 Edition by Princeton Review
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124805<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124805"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780804124805" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804124805">Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2015 Edition</a> <br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=57038">Princeton Review</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 688 pages | Princeton Review | Study Aids - Advanced Placement; Study Aids - College Entrance; Mathematics - Calculus | <b>$19.99</b> | August 5, 2014 | 978-0-8041-2480-5 (0-8041-2480-9)<p><b><b>EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the</b> AP Calculus AB Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide<b>—</b>including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, <b>and 3 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. </b></b><br><br>We don't have to tell you how tough AP Calculus is<b>—</b>or how important a stellar score on the AP exam can be to your chances of getting into a top college of your choice. Written by Princeton Review<i> </i>experts who know their way around Calc AB<i>, Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam</i> will give you:<br><br><i>Techniques That Actually Work.</i><br>• Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test<br>• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically<br>• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder<br><br><i>Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.</i><br>• Comprehensive content review for all test topics<br>• Up-to-date information on the 2015 AP Calculus AB Exam<br>• Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress<br><br><i>Practice Your Way to Perfection.</i><br>• <b>3 full-length practice tests</b> with detailed answer explanations<br>• Practice drills throughout each content review chapter<br>• Handy reference guide of key calculus formulas</p><br clear="all">2014-08-05T00:30:00-05:00Math and the Mona Lisa by Bulent Atalay
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781588344939<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781588344939"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781588344939" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781588344939">Math and the Mona Lisa</a> The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=124162">Bulent Atalay</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 352 pages | Smithsonian Books | Art - History; Mathematics - History; Art - Individual Artist | <b>$15.95</b> | July 29, 2014 | 978-1-58834-493-9 (1-58834-493-2)<p>   Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's art. <i>Math and the Mona Lisa</i> picks up where <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> left off, illuminating Leonardo's life and work to uncover connections that, until now, have been known only to scholars.<br><br>   Bülent Atalay, a distinguished scientist and artist, examines the science and mathematics that underlie Leonardo's work, paying special attention to the proportions, patterns, shapes, and symmetries that scientists and mathematicians have also identified in nature. Following Leonardo's own unique model, Atalay searches for the internal dynamics of art and science, revealing to us the deep unity of the two cultures. He provides a broad overview of the development of science from the dawn of civilization to today's quantum mechanics. From this base of information, Atalay offers a fascinating view into Leonardo's restless intellect and modus operandi, allowing us to see the source of his ideas and to appreciate his art from a new perspective.</p><br clear="all">2014-07-29T00:30:00-05:00Gateway to The Heavens by Karen L. French
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781780286815<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781780286815"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781780286815" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781780286815">Gateway to The Heavens</a> How geometric shapes, patterns and symbols form our reality<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=307249">Karen L. French</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 240 pages | Watkins Publishing | Body, Mind & Spirit - Unexplained Phenomena; Religion - Religion & Science; Mathematics - Geometry - Non-Euclidean | <b>$19.95</b> | May 20, 2014 | 978-1-78028-681-5 (1-78028-681-3)<p>Simple geometric shapes and symbols combine to make the universal, powerful, sacred model Karen French calls Gateway to the Heavens. In this book, French explains the meaning and purpose of these shapes, how they mold our reality and perception of it and how they have a direct bearing on what you are and why you are here. These shapes and symbols contain messages that have been consistently represented in religion, philosophy, mythology, mysticism, the arts and sciences. Their messages are built into our genetic make-up and we recogniZe them instinctively. <br><br>The book is divided up into 3 parts. Part 1 covers the properties of the basic geometric shapes and numbers. Part 2 describes how these, in turn, form layers of construction, creating principals that are fundamental to the purpose of the universe; the spiral sustains reality, the cross highlighting the central point of existence and the heart is where we weigh up our choices. Part 3 describes how we can use these principals to create positive change in our lives by helping us to expand our awareness of reality.</p><br clear="all">2014-05-20T00:30:00-05:00