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The Magic of Math

The Magic of Math

Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

  • Author: Arthur Benjamin
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465061621
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 336
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The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the “mathemagician,” Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that's where you'll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and—with a wave of his magic wand—turn you into a math lover.

Alex's Adventures in Numberland

Alex's Adventures in Numberland

  • Author: Alex Bellos
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408809591
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 448
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A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.

Mathamagical: An Alice in Wonderland Styled Tale set in the world of Mathematics

Mathamagical: An Alice in Wonderland Styled Tale set in the world of Mathematics

  • Author: Colin Davies
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1471622053
  • Category:
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Math and Magic in Camelot

Math and Magic in Camelot

  • Author: Lilac Mohr
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781542694551
  • Category: Animals, Mythical
  • Page: 288
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When Lulu and Elizabeth find themselves in Camelot, they are expecting to meet King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Instead, the twins enter the world of the Lily Maidens, an organization of women who travel through legends and time in pursuit of knowledge. But dark forces are uniting against the Kingdom; Merlin, the Black Pig, and a vast army of men and mythological beasts are marching for Camelot's gate. Only the magic of science, mathematics, and poetry can preserve honor's code and defend the Kingdom against the impending onslaught of evil.

In the Wonderland of Numbers

In the Wonderland of Numbers

  • Author: Shakuntala Devi
  • Publisher: Orient Paperbacks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 136
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Come to an exciting journey into the Wonderland of Numbers. 'As for numbers, they hate nobody and nobody can afford to hate them,' says Neha's father, who is a supportive parent trying to re-instill confidence in his child. Apart from revealing the specialties of each individual number, from zero to nine, and little mathematical tricks, Shakuntala Devi has underscored another very important aspect. It is upto parents and teachers to ensure that children are initiated into a lifelong love affair with numbers. An engaging child, Neha, suddenly starts lagging in Maths when a new Maths teacher arrives and she starts converting her fear of the teacher into a terror of Maths. Matters touch the nadir when she scores a zero in a test. On the way home that day, she meets with an accident. While her parents and teachers suffer an anxious vigil till she regains consciousness, she travels to the Kingdom of Zero through her sub-conscious mind. In the Wonderland of Numbers is the story of Neha's adventures in the Kingdom of Zero.

Mathematicians are People, Too

Mathematicians are People, Too

Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians

  • Author: Luetta Reimer,Wilbert Reimer
  • Publisher: Dale Seymour Publication
  • ISBN: 9780866518239
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Looks at the history of mathematical discoveries and the lives of great mathematicians.

Mathematical Magic

Mathematical Magic

  • Author: William Simon
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486275932
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 187
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Stimulating treasury of entertaining tricks, stunts, and magical effects based on such mathematical principles and ideas as magic squares, the Fibonacci Series, Moebius strips, cycloids, topology, and more. Only simple props required: from playing cards and matches to coins. No magic or mathematical skills needed.

A Day's Adventure in Math Wonderland

A Day's Adventure in Math Wonderland

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9814470953
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Further Adventures of Penrose, the Mathematical Cat

The Further Adventures of Penrose, the Mathematical Cat

  • Author: Theoni Pappas
  • Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 117
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An illustrated tale about the adventures of a mathematical cat; introducing the concept of pi, symmetry, and multiplication through a series of puzzles, games, charts, worksheets, and tables.

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life

  • Author: Robin Wilson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 039307210X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 208
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“A fine mathematical biography.”—John Allen Paulos, New York Times Book Review Just when we thought we knew everything about Lewis Carroll, here comes this “insightful . . . scholarly . . . serious” (John Butcher, American Scientist) biography that will appeal to Alice fans everywhere. Fascinated by the inner life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and a noted mathematics professor, has produced this revelatory book—filled with more than one hundred striking and often playful illustrations—that examines the many inspirations and sources for Carroll’s fantastical writings, mathematical and otherwise. As Wilson demonstrates, Carroll made significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating large numbers of imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas.

Math for Kids & Other People Too!

Math for Kids & Other People Too!

  • Author: Theoni Pappas
  • Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra
  • ISBN: 9781884550133
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 121
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Explores mathematics through stories, puzzles, challenges, games, tricks, and experiments. Answers are provided in a separate section.

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

  • Author: Martin Gardner
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486801179
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 208
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Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

This Is Not Another Math Book

This Is Not Another Math Book

  • Author: Anna Weltman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610675970
  • Category:
  • Page: 96
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Inspires and encourages interest in art and math; perfect for use in both the classroom and at home; includes cross-cirriculum STEM opportunities.Discover the clever craft behind the beautiful numbers and patterns of math with Anna Weltman's This is Not Another Math Book, full of fun drawing challenges based on math tricks and rules. Kids learn incredible math facts as they complete the beautiful designs.

Zoe in Wonderland

Zoe in Wonderland

  • Author: Brenda Woods
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0425288919
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 224
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First published in hardcover: New York: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2016.

Abby in Wonderland (Whatever After Special Edition #1)

Abby in Wonderland (Whatever After Special Edition #1)

  • Author: Sarah Mlynowski
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545746655
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 2406
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We are proud to present the very first Special Edition in the enchanting NYT bestselling Whatever After series.

Planet of Puzzles

Planet of Puzzles

  • Author: David Glover
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781609920883
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Discover an exhilarating world of learning by solving a series of mathematical problems. Finding the answers will enable readers to advance through an exciting adventure story.

Let's Play Math

Let's Play Math

How Families Can Learn Math Together—and Enjoy It

  • Author: Denise Gaskins
  • Publisher: Tabletop Academy Press
  • ISBN: 1892083248
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 290
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Wonderland

Wonderland

How Play Made the Modern World

  • Author: Steven Johnson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399184503
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9596
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“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson’s storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. In Wonderland, Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

Museum Of Mysteries

Museum Of Mysteries

  • Author: David Glover
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781609920869
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Discover an exhilarating world of learning by solving a series of mathematical problems. Finding the answers will enable readers to advance through an exciting adventure story.

The Story of Science

The Story of Science

  • Author: Anna Claybourne
  • Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780794521462
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
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Introduces some of the major scientific discoveries throughout history, including the age of the Earth, gravity, atoms, and dinosaur fossils.