Numbers

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Alfred S. Posamentier
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
153 x 227 x 27mm | 490g
Publication date
27 Aug 2015
Publisher
Prometheus Books
Publication City/Country
Amherst, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1633880303
ISBN13
9781633880306
Bestsellers rank
464,734