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Math Charmers: Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

This book entices readers to discover the joy and appeal of mathematics through more than one hundred short mathematical examples, ranging from baby rabbits and the Fibonacci sequence, to President James A. Garfield's proof of the Pythagorean theorem. Posamentier (mathematics education, The City College of the City U. of New York) writes in a conversational tone and gears his examples for beginners. Chapters include arithmetic marvels, surprising solutions, algebraic entertainments, geometric wonders, and fun mathematical paradoxes. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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About the Author

Alfred S. Posamentier (River Vale, NJ) is the dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. He has published over fifty books in the area of mathematics and mathematics education, including The Pythagorean Theorem; Math Charmers; and (with Ingmar Lehmann) The Glorious Golden Ratio; Mathematical Amazements and Surprises; The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers; and Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number.

Table of Contents

Beauty in numbers — Some arithmetic marvels — Problems with surprising solutions — Algebraic entertainments — Geometric wonders — Mathematical paradoxes — Counting and probability — Mathematical potpourri.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591020677
Subtitle:
Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind
Foreword:
Hauptman, Herbert A.
Foreword by:
Hauptman, Herbert A.
Foreword:
Hauptman, Herbert A.
Author:
Posamentier, Alfred S.
Foreword:
Hauptman, Herbert A.
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
General Mathematics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
150-101-630
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
301
Dimensions:
8.96x6.00x.65 in. .91 lbs.

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