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Numbers : their tales, types, and treasures

Posamentier, Alfred S. author. Bernd Thaller 1956- author.

Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books 2015

Available at Rod Library  UNI Stacks  (QA141.15 .P67 2015 )()

  • Title:
    Numbers : their tales, types, and treasures
  • Author: Posamentier, Alfred S. author.
  • Bernd Thaller 1956- author.
  • Subjects: Number concept; Counting; Arithmetic -- Foundations; g Mathematics -- Philosophy; g Arithmetic; g Apperception; g Psychology
  • Description: Numbers and counting -- Numbers and psychology -- Numbers in history -- Discovering properties of numbers -- Counting for poets -- Number explorations -- Placement of numbers -- Special numbers -- Number relationships -- Numbers and proportions -- Numbers and philosophy.
    "Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It's time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbers--and more. How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers exist if we Homo sapiens weren't around to discover them? What's so special about weird numbers like pi and the Fibonacci sequence? What about rational, irrational, real, and imaginary numbers? Why do we need them? Two veteran math educators explain it all in ways even the most math phobic will find appealing and understandable. You'll never look at those squiggles on your calculator the same again."
  • Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Format: 400 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781633880306 ;ISBN1633880303
  • Source: 01NRTHIOW ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991006883059702841

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