Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: Hardcover, 300 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $24.00
Two veteran math educators demonstrate how some "magnificent mistakes" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts. In the nineteenth century, English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi, setting a record for the number of decimal places. Later, his calculation was reproduced using large...
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The Joy of Pi
Written by David Blatner
Read by Oliver Wyman, Hank Jacobs and Laura Dean
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 16, 2002
Price: $10.79
No number has captured the attention and imagination of people throughout the ages as much as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi—or ? as it is symbolically known—is infinite and, in
The Joy of pi, it proves to be infinitely intriguing. With incisive historical insight and a...
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The Glorious Golden Ratio
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: eBook
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $12.99
What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to...
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The Secrets of Triangles
A Mathematical Journey
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: eBook
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $12.99
Requiring no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics and written in clear and accessible language, this book will give all readers a new insight into some of the most enjoyable and fascinating aspects of geometry. Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common...
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Fourth Grade Math in Action (Sylvan Workbooks)
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2010
Price: $12.99
Success in math requires children to make connections between the real world and math concepts in order to solve problems. Successful problem solvers will be ready for the challenges of mathematics as they advance to more complex topics. The activities in this workbook are designed to help children see how math...
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Second Grade Fun with Numbers (Sylvan Fun on the Run Series)
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $3.99
Have fun building math skills with Sylvan's proven techniques for success!
Second Grade Fun with Numbers helps children improve their math skills through engaging games and activities. Students can learn and practice basic math skills while they:
· Navigate a maze by skip-counting numbers to follow the path
· Reach the bottom of the crisscrossing paths...
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Tyrannosaurus Math
Written by Michelle Markel
Illustrated by Doug Cushman
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.99
Who can add an entire herd of triceratops, multiply the legs of a group of ankylosaurs, and estimate the distance to the next tasty meal?
TYRANNOSAURUS MATH!
He's a number-crunching dinosaur who chews on math problems as easily as he thunders through the trees. When his little sister is in terrible danger...
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The Value of Science
Essential Writings of Henri Poincare
Written by Henri Poincare
Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2012
Price: $14.99
More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincaré brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincaré rose to the...
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A Tour of the Calculus
Written by David Berlinski
Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $13.99
In its largest aspect, the calculus functions as a celestial measuring tape, able to order the infinite expanse of the universe. Time and space are given names, points, and limits; seemingly intractable problems of motion, growth, and form are reduced to answerable questions. Calculus was humanity's first attempt to represent the...
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