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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
by Jordan Ellenberg
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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... (read more)

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Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
by Edward Frenkel
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What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, werent even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes... (read more)

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Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel
Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel
by Jason Padgett and Maureen Ann Seaberg
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The remarkable story of an ordinary man who was transformed when a traumatic injury left him with an extraordinary gift No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct... (read more)

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Master Math: Elementary School Math (Master Math)
Master Math: Elementary School Math (Master Math)
by Kristen Gryskevich
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Math instruction is changing. The subject is no longer taught the way it was when today's parents were in school. Keeping up and helping your elementary-grade child with math can be challenging and, at times, frustrating. If you're facing difficulties... (read more)

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Edwin A Abbott
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926),... (read more)

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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
by Charles Wheelan
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Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world... (read more)

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Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss
Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss
by Danica Mckellar
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Read Danica McKellar's posts on the Penguin Blog. The New York Times bestseller-from the author of Math Doesn't Suck and Hot X: Algebra Exposed-teaches girls how to kick pre-algebra butt In her New York Times bestselling books, actress and math genius... (read more)

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Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
by Danica McKellar
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Three-time New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar now makes it a breeze to excel in… Geometry! Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, she’s been... (read more)

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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones)
The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones)
by Clifford A Pickover
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Math's infinite mysteries unfold in this new paperback edition of the bestselling The Math Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient “ant odometers” and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, prolific... (read more)

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Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
by M Mitchell Waldrop
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Why did the stock market crash more than 500 points on a single Monday in 1987? Why do ancient species often remain stable in the fossil record for millions of years and then suddenly disappear? In a world where nice guys often finish last, why do humans... (read more)

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The Best Writing on Mathematics (Best Writing on Mathematics)
The Best Writing on Mathematics (Best Writing on Mathematics)
by Mircea (edt) Pitici
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This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 makes available to a wide audience... (read more)

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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
by Max Tegmark
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The ideas of one of the most original cosmologists at work today — accessible, anecdotal, animated by the author's wit and passion — which will fascinate readers of Brian Greene, Roger Penrose, and Ray Kurzweil. Max Tegmark leads us on an... (read more)

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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer
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These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends (and yourself) with incredible calculations you... (read more)

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Continued Fractions 3RD Edition
Continued Fractions 3RD Edition
by Aleksandr Khinchin
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Elementary-level text by noted Soviet mathematician offers superb introduction to positive-integral elements of theory of continued fractions. Clear, straightforward presentation of the properties of the apparatus, the representation of numbers by... (read more)

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Beautiful Geometry
Beautiful Geometry
by Eli Maor and Eugen Jost
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If you've ever thought that mathematics and art don't mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating... (read more)

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Fermats Enigma the Epic Quest To Solve the Worlds Greatest Mathematical Problem
Fermats Enigma the Epic Quest To Solve the Worlds Greatest Mathematical Problem
by Simon Singh
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"I have discovered a truly marvelous proof, which this margin is too narrow to contain". With these tantalizing words the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations. What came to be known as... (read more)

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Key Curriculum Press #118: The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking
Key Curriculum Press #118: The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking
by Edward B Burger
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Make mathematics fun and satisfying for everyone Math can be a living source of powerful ideas that transcend mathematics; a window into mind-opening philosophical concepts such as infinity, fourth dimensions, chaos, and fractals; and a practical... (read more)

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The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
by Grady Klein
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The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is the most imaginative and accessible introductory statistics course youll ever take. Employing an irresistible cast of dragon-riding Vikings, lizard-throwing giants, and feuding aliens, the renowned illustrator... (read more)

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The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
by Robert Kaplan
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A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we enter the year 2000, zero is once again making its presence felt. Nothing itself, it makes possible a myriad of... (read more)

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Algebra II Essentials for Dummies
Algebra II Essentials for Dummies
by Mary Jane Sterling
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Just the critical concepts you need to score high in Algebra II Algebra II Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with concise explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical Algebra II course. It's perfect for cramming, for homework help, or... (read more)

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