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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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            Eddie Woo's Magical Maths

            Eddie Woo's Magical Maths (Paperback)

            By Woo, Eddie

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            This fun and absorbing maths activity book from one of Australia's most recognisable mathematicians will delight and inspire young readers.

            ISBN 9781760785741
            Published NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            A Quick History of Maths: From Counting Cavemen to Big Data
             

            A Quick History of Maths: From Counting Cavemen to Big Data (Paperback)

            By Gifford, Clive; Illustrated by Young, Michael

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            A Quick History of Maths is 43,000 years of mathematical discoveries packed into one book, plus lots of jokes.

            ISBN 9780711249011
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
             

            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Paperback)

            By Parker, Matt

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              17 Mar 20

            What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? How do billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? How does a building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what ha...ppens when maths goes wrong in the real world. As Matt Parker shows us, our modern lives are built on maths: computer programmes, finance, engineering. And most of the time this maths works quietly behind the scenes, until ... it doesn't. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near-misses and mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman empire and a hapless Olympic shooting team, Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. This book shows how, by making maths our friend, we can learn from its pitfalls. It also contains puzzles, challenges, geometric socks, jokes about binary code and three deliberate mistakes. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.
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            ISBN 9780141989143
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
             

            The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets (Hardback)

            By Farmelo, Graham

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            How math helps us solve the universe's deepest mysteries You must be able to test any physical theory in the real world. To most physicists, this is obvious. But since the 1980s, experimental physics has yielded vanishingly little insight into the fundamental physics of the unive...rse. Meanwhile, some physicists have begun to probe the universe not with proton beams, but with pure math. They're less concerned with testable theories than with the drive to explain nature with mathematical beauty. This approach is often pilloried by traditional scientists, who point out that such approaches have yet to make a correct prediction about the real world. But in The Universe Speaks in Numbers, Graham Farmelo offers a gripping tour of the history of math-based physics and explores why it may be the key to the next big breakthrough in our understanding of the nature of reality
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            ISBN 9780465056651
            Released NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Aww Easy as 1,2,3

            Aww Easy as 1,2,3 (Paperback)

            The kitchen is the perfect place for children to learn measurements, numbers, fractions, even to tell time. While cooking the simple, delicious recipes from this book such as chicken noodle soup or fairy cakes, kids can be taught all about measuring cups, tablespoons and teaspoon...s.
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            ISBN 9781742450742
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Bauer Media Books
            Interest Age 5-9 years
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            Cool String Art: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids!: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids!

            Cool String Art: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids!: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids! (Hardback)

            By Hanson, Anders Mann

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            Discover secret math and science tricks to creating art! This title introduces young readers to the sciences, with a creative twist. Math and science educational pages are interspersed with Cool String Art activities that offer practical applications of the information students l...earn in class. All activities include how-to photos, easy instructions, and clear explanations. Reinforce Common Core Standards in reading, math, and science, while making cool art projects, from string art polygons to planets and constellations. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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            ISBN 9781617838248
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2013
            Publisher ABDO Publishing Co
            Interest Age 8-11 years
            Series Cool Art with Math & Science
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            Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry
              

            Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry (Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            This new book from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry.

            ISBN 9780007214624
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life
              

            The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life (Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            From the author of 'The Music of the Primes' and 'Finding Moonshine' comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved -- and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths.

            ISBN 9780007309863
            Released NZ 13 May 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Nelson VCE Mathematical Methods Unit 1 (Student Book with 4 Access Codes)
             

            Nelson VCE Mathematical Methods Unit 1 (Student Book with 4 Access Codes) (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, New edition)

            By Garner, Sue; Neal, Greg

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            Introducing Nelson VCE Mathematics ' the only VCE series where every question is exam practice! Written specifically for the new Study Design, this series provides clear and concise theory and worked examples. It's structure and content is based on relevant VCE exam questions fro...m 2002 to 2014, while incorporating exam-style questions for the new Study Design content.
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            ISBN 9780170370943
            Published NZ 9 Feb 2016
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age 19+ years
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