Synopses & Reviews
B is for Binary, F is for Fibonacci, P is for Probability... even a small sample begins to give you the idea that this is a math book unlike any other. Ranging freely from exponents to light-years to numbers found in nature, this smorgasbord of math concepts and trivia makes a perfect classroom companion or gift book for the budding young mathematician at home. Even the most reluctant math student will be drawn in by the author's trademark wit, Marissa Moss's quirky illustrations and funny captions, and the answers revealed in W is for " When are we ever gonna use this stuff, anyway?" Download the G is for Googol Teacher's Guide(300K)
Review
"[L]ively and clear and will appeal to even those who think math is as dull as the kitchen floor....A terrific title to instruct and entertain." Library Journal
Synopsis
Ranging freely from exponents to light-years to numbers found in nature, this smorgasbord of math concepts and trivia makes a perfect gift book for the budding young mathematician.
About the Author
DAVID SCHWARTZ is the author of 50 children's books, including G IS FOR GOOGOL and Q IS FOR QUARK. He is a frequent guest speaker at schools in the US abroad. He lives with his wife-and co-author-YAEL SCHY in Oakland, California.
Marissa Moss was an honors math student and the only girl on her school math team. She is the creator of the Amelia's Notebook Series, RACHEL'S JOURNAL, and REGINA'S BIG MISTAKE, among others. She lives in Berkeley, CA.
Table of Contents
Contents A is for Abacus . . . 5
B is for Binary . . . 6
C is for Cubit . . . 8
D is for Diamond . . . 10
E is for Equilateral . . . 11
E is also for Exponent . . . 12
F is for Fibonacci . . . 14
G is for Googol . . . 16
G is also for Googolplex . . . 17
H is for Hundred . . . 18
I is for “If” . . . 19
J is for Jupiter . . . 20
K is for Königsberg . . . 22
L is for Light-Year . . . 24
M is for Möbius Strip . . . 26
N is for Nature . . . 28
O is for Obtuse . . . 30
P is for Probability . . . 32
Q is for Quantity--and Quality . . . 36
R is for Rhombicosidodecahedron . . . 37
S is for Symmetry . . . 39
T is for Tessellate . . . 41
U is for Unit . . . 43
V is for Venn Diagram . . . 44
W is for “When are we ever gonna use this stuff, anyway?” . . . 48
X is for x . . . 50
Y is for y-axis . . . 52
Z is for Zillion . . . 54
Glossary . . . 55