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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

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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
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

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            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation.
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            ISBN 9780241438107
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too

            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too (Hardback)

            By Sumpter, David

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            They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. An...d, surprisingly, it isn't their technical details that give them an edge. It is the way these equations allow them to view problems from a different angle -- a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. In this eye-opening book, mathematician David Sumpter reveals the formulas that make the modern world go round, and how we can use them to better our chances of success, solidify friendships and live healthier lives, to guard against failure and financial ruin, and to see through scaremongering. Writing with clarity and wit, Sumpter explains how the same equations that are integral to Facebook can help you to work out how long to persist with a difficult task or how many episodes of a new Netflix series to watch before giving up. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations shows how maths can truly change our way of understanding the world.
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            ISBN 9780241404546
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade K
              

            Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade K (Paperback)

            By Boaler, Jo; Munson, Jen; Williams, Cathy

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            Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling t...asks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the kindergarten-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message-that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual math tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that: There is no such thing as a math person - anyone can learn mathematics to high levels. Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth. Speed is unimportant in mathematics. Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics. With engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and can be used with any current curriculum.
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            ISBN 9781119357605
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mindset Mathematics
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            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barbour, Julian

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            The first is that the most common explanation for time - entropy - is flawed: firstly, because we have no way of explaining how the concentration of energy that would allow the Big Bang to take place came about, and secondly because none of our understanding of entropy takes into... account the fact that the universe is infinitely expanding.
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            ISBN 9781847924735
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Book of Wonders: The Many Lives of Euclid's Elements

            The Book of Wonders: The Many Lives of Euclid's Elements (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wardhaugh, Benjamin

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            Euclid's Elements of Geometry was a book that changed the world.

            ISBN 9780008299910
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Eddie Woo's Magical Maths 2

            Eddie Woo's Magical Maths 2 (Paperback)

            By Woo, Eddie

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            Another fun, engrossing maths activity book for young readers from one of Australia's most recognisable mathematicians.

            ISBN 9781760981976
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardback)

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

            • RRP: $48.00
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            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation. Bergstrom and West will help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it -- even within yourself -- and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather. Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of scepticism.
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            ISBN 9780241327234
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Tenth Anniversary Edition
             

            Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

            By Bellos, Alex

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            The Sunday Times bestseller Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize

            ISBN 9781526623997
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World
             

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

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              1 Dec 20

            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation an...d inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we see how it is too soon to judge shale gas, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Should you trust unemployment figures? Is China's rise unstoppable? And what's worse for the environment: your car or mobile phone? Unclouded by pessimism or optimism and unafraid of big questions, Smil explains why calls for the Anthropocene era may be premature but why the Paris Agreement does not go far enough. These issues are not straightforward and progress takes longer than you think, but with Smil as our authoritative and entertaining guide we get a healthy shot of realism. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie is a powerful rallying cry for interrogating what you take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paint
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            ISBN 9780241454428
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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