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What's the Point of Maths?

What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)


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Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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ISBN 9780241343524
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally

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ISBN-13 9780241343524
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK Children
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Category Mathematics
Reference Works
Popular Science
Australian Curriculum
New Zealand Curriculum
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 224mm
Height: 283mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 510
Weight 736g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Mathematics - Miscellanea - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade