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The Master Book of Mathematical Recreations

Author : Fred Schuh
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Praised for its "exceptionally good value" by the Journal of Recreational Mathematics, this book offers fun-filled insights into many fields of mathematics. The brainteasers include original puzzles as well as new approaches to classic conundrums. A vast assortment of challenges features domino puzzles, the game of noughts and crosses, games of encirclement, sliding movement puzzles, subtraction games, puzzles in mechanics, games with piles of matches, a road puzzle with concentric circles, "Catch the Giant," and much more. Detailed solutions show several methods by which a particular problem may be answered, why one method is preferable, and where the others fail. With numerous worked examples, the clear, step-by-step analyses cover how the problem should be approached, including hints and enumeration of possibilities and determination of probabilities, application of the theory of probability, and evaluation of contingencies and mean values. Readers are certain to improve their puzzle-solving strategies as well as their mathematical skills.

Parents and Carers Guide for Able and Talented Children

Author : Barry Teare
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sound strategies for identifying and supporting highly able children advice on how to develop a meaningful dialogue with school extensive lists of recommended fiction information on where to find additional help, and what activities are available a wealth of practical advice under separate subject headings Able and Talented specialist Barry Teare brings parents and carers right up to date with new developments on the thinking and provision for gifted children. He advises how you can provide able children with the very best opportunities by working in partnership with schools and specialist organizations. There are masses of imaginative activities to challenge and stimulate able and talented children - fans of Barry Teare's resources will not be disappointed! Brilliant for teachers too helps you to see the issues from a parents' viewpoint enables you to advise parents and carers provides extensive advice on subject provision helps you to strengthen home-school partnerships.

Help Your Talented Child

Author : Barry Teare
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Able and Talented specialist Barry Teare brings parents and carers right up-to-date with new developments on the thinking and provision for gifted children. He advises how to provide able children with the very best opportunities by working in partnership with schools and specialist organizations. The book includes masses of imaginative activities to challenge and stimulate able and talented children.

Geometric Puzzle Design

Author : Stewart Coffin
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This book discusses how to design "good" geometric puzzles: two-dimensional dissection puzzles, polyhedral dissections, and burrs. It outlines major categories of geometric puzzles and provides examples, sometimes going into the history and philosophy of those examples. The author presents challenges and thoughtful questions, as well as practical d

The Mathematical Gazette

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Why Beauty Is Truth

Author : Ian Stewart
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It Started with Copernicus

Author : Howard Margolis
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A compelling new theory of the psychological roots of the Scientific Revolution The standard account of the rise of Western science recently has come under fire by historians who claim that there was nothing revolutionary about the Copernican Revolution and that science did not suddenly become modern in its aftermath. How, then, explain the fact that, after 14 centuries of barely noticeable scientific progress, virtually all of the major discoveries that formed the foundation of modern science were made within a few years of 1600? In It Started with Copernicus, social theorist Howard Margolis answers with a controversial new theory of the psychological roots of the Scientific Revolution. Margolis points out that Copernicus's great discovery was not that the Earth revolved around the sun­­since Aristarchus had proposed it 1,800 years earlier­­but that entertaining such a seemingly unlikely idea would solve other problems. Thus, he provided a model for Kepler, Galileo, Steven, Gilbert, and others who would go on to lay the foundations of modern science.

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

Author : Rebecca Rupp
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Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level

The Pearson Guide To Mba Entrance Examinations 2 E

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Time s Arrow and Archimedes Point

Author : Huw Price
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Why is the future so different from the past? Why does the past affect the future and not the other way around? What does quantum mechanics really tell us about the world? In this important and accessible book, Huw Price throws fascinating new light on some of the great mysteries of modern physics, and connects them in a wholly original way. Price begins with the mystery of the arrow of time. Why, for example, does disorder always increase, as required by the second law of thermodynamics? Price shows that, for over a century, most physicists have thought about these problems the wrong way. Misled by the human perspective from within time, which distorts and exaggerates the differences between past and future, they have fallen victim to what Price calls the "double standard fallacy": proposed explanations of the difference between the past and the future turn out to rely on a difference which has been slipped in at the beginning, when the physicists themselves treat the past and future in different ways. To avoid this fallacy, Price argues, we need to overcome our natural tendency to think about the past and the future differently. We need to imagine a point outside time -- an Archimedean "view from nowhen" -- from which to observe time in an unbiased way. Offering a lively criticism of many major modern physicists, including Richard Feynman and Stephen Hawking, Price shows that this fallacy remains common in physics today -- for example, when contemporary cosmologists theorize about the eventual fate of the universe. The "big bang" theory normally assumes that the beginning and end of the universe will be very different. But if we are to avoid the double standard fallacy, we need to consider time symmetrically, and take seriously the possibility that the arrow of time may reverse when the universe recollapses into a "big crunch." Price then turns to the greatest mystery of modern physics, the meaning of quantum theory. He argues that in missing the Archimedean viewpoint, modern physics has missed a radical and attractive solution to many of the apparent paradoxes of quantum physics. Many consequences of quantum theory appear counterintuitive, such as Schrodinger's Cat, whose condition seems undetermined until observed, and Bell's Theorem, which suggests a spooky "nonlocality," where events happening simultaneously in different places seem to affect each other directly. Price shows that these paradoxes can be avoided by allowing that at the quantum level the future does, indeed, affect the past. This demystifies nonlocality, and supports Einstein's unpopular intuition that quantum theory describes an objective world, existing independently of human observers: the Cat is alive or dead, even when nobody looks. So interpreted, Price argues, quantum mechanics is simply the kind of theory we ought to have expected in microphysics -- from the symmetric standpoint. Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point presents an innovative and controversial view of time and contemporary physics. In this exciting book, Price urges physicists, philosophers, and anyone who has ever pondered the mysteries of time to look at the world from the fresh perspective of Archimedes' Point and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, the universe around us, and our own place in time.

Principia Logica

Author : Alec Misra
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In essence though utilizing arguments only from modern physics and its underlying logic, this work demonstrates how the very existence and also the particular form of our universe can be accounted for out of absolutely nothing. It showcases a comprehensive programme for the revival of Logicism and Logical Empiricism.

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

Author : Albert B. Bennett
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Structured Programming in PL C

Author : Gerald M. Weinberg
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The Guide to Simulations games for Education and Training

Author : Robert E. Horn
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The United States Patents Quarterly

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Games Puzzles

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Maths Spotlight Year 5 Pupil Book

Author : Griffiths
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Maths Spotlight: Extends and challenges your gifted pupils. Fits superbly with any core maths programme. Requires minimal teacher supervision so you can focus on your core maths teaching. Saves you dipping into next year's books.

Challenge Book

Author : Ruth Merttens
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Aimed at pupils requiring further enrichment and extension, the challenge books develop able pupils' mathematical understanding within a unit. They use open-ended and problem solving activities, but require minimum teacher input and minimum use of additional materials.

The Zen of Magic Squares Circles and Stars

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
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Humanity's love affair with mathematics and mysticism reached a critical juncture, legend has it, on the back of a turtle in ancient China. As Clifford Pickover briefly recounts in this enthralling book, the most comprehensive in decades on magic squares, Emperor Yu was supposedly strolling along the Yellow River one day around 2200 B.C. when he spotted the creature: its shell had a series of dots within squares. To Yu's amazement, each row of squares contained fifteen dots, as did the columns and diagonals. When he added any two cells opposite along a line through the center square, like 2 and 8, he always arrived at 10. The turtle, unwitting inspirer of the ''Yu'' square, went on to a life of courtly comfort and fame. Pickover explains why Chinese emperors, Babylonian astrologer-priests, prehistoric cave people in France, and ancient Mayans of the Yucatan were convinced that magic squares--arrays filled with numbers or letters in certain arrangements--held the secret of the universe. Since the dawn of civilization, he writes, humans have invoked such patterns to ward off evil and bring good fortune. Yet who would have guessed that in the twenty-first century, mathematicians would be studying magic squares so immense and in so many dimensions that the objects defy ordinary human contemplation and visualization? Readers are treated to a colorful history of magic squares and similar structures, their construction, and classification along with a remarkable variety of newly discovered objects ranging from ornate inlaid magic cubes to hypercubes. Illustrated examples occur throughout, with some patterns from the author's own experiments. The tesseracts, circles, spheres, and stars that he presents perfectly convey the age-old devotion of the math-minded to this Zenlike quest. Number lovers, puzzle aficionados, and math enthusiasts will treasure this rich and lively encyclopedia of one of the few areas of mathematics where the contributions of even nonspecialists count.

A dictionary of the English and German languages

Author : Josef Leonhard Hilpert
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