The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places

A Story of Math in Surprising Places
 
 
Annick Press Ltd
  • erscheint ca. am 1. Februar 2007
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 104 Seiten
978-1-55451-032-0 (ISBN)
 
When the schools in Jeremy's town ban math, there are loud cheers from the kids. Even his teachers happily toss their textbooks. But Jeremy's best friend Sam, a self-proclaimed mathnik, sets out to prove that math is not only important, but fun. In the chapters that follow, Sam reveals math's presence in everyday places, including sports (types of triangles determine how a bike functions), art (artist M.C. Escher combined math patterns with imagination), even in nature (ants instinctively calculate dead reckoning--a navigation tool also used by astronauts). Meanwhile, surprising sidebars offer Jeremy's thoughts on weird concepts from chaos theory to cash prizes for new prime numbers. In the end, Jeremy, his teachers, and even the Director of Education have to admit that school minus math equals all sorts of trouble. Complete with dozens of amusing real-life math examples, brief bios of seven famous mathematicians, and fun illustrations and diagrams, this innovative introduction to all things arithmetic will win over even the most math-phobic readers.
  • Englisch
  • Ontario
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  • Kanada
  • Für Kinder
  • Bilderbuch
  • Höhe: 248 mm
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  • Breite: 182 mm
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  • Dicke: 12 mm
  • 435 gr
978-1-55451-032-0 (9781554510320)
1554510325 (1554510325)
Cora Lee is scientist and freelance writer whose work includes scientific articles for kids. This is her first book. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. Gillian O'Reilly is a children's author and the editor of a children's literature magazine. She lives in Toronto. Virigina Gray is the illustrator of several books for children. She lives in Katoomba, Australia.
Classroom teachers could use this book to introduce new concepts and relate them to everyday objects to help students understand their significance.

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