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- Wide World Publishing 1993; US$ 10.95
A treasure trove of stories that make mathematical ideas come to life. Explores math concepts and topics such as real numbers, exponents, dimensions, the golden rectangle in both serious and humorous ways. Stories such as the parable of p, the number line that fell apart, Leonhard the magic turtle and many others offer an amusing and entertaining... more...
- Wide World Publishing 2004; US$ 10.95
Penrose is back, and ready to usher young readers along as he encounters more amazing mathematical ideas in a sequence of adventure tales. At once demystifying and challenging, the book gives readers visuals to consider and things to do as they — along with Penrose — discover mathematical "rep-tiles"; meet x, the mathematical actor; find out when... more...
- Wide World Publishing 1993; US$ 10.95
Part of the joy of mathematics is that it is everywhere-in soap bubbles, electricity, da Vinci's masterpieces, even in an ocean wave. Written by the well-known mathematics teacher consultant, this volume's collection of over 200 clearly illustrated mathematical ideas, concepts, puzzles, and games shows where they turn up in the "real" world. You'll... more...
- Wide World Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs found in nature. Learn how knots may untie the mysteries of life. Be mesmerized by the computer revolution. Discover how the hidden forces of mathematics -hold architectural... more...
- Wide World Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95
Pappas has come up with yet another way to make math part of your life. MATH -A-DAY is not a calendar and not a reference book, but a compendium of mathematical information that will give you your math fix everyday. Each day - kick starts your brain with a problem or puzzle with detailed solutions included has a mathematical quote to inspire... more...
- Wide World Publishing 2002; US$ 12.95
Whether it's stuff in your kitchen or garden, stuff that powers your car or your body, stuff that helps you work, communicate or play, or stuff that you've never heard of you can bet that mathematics is there. MATH STUFF brings it all in the open in the Pappas style. Not many people think of mathematics as fascinating, exciting and invaluable. Yet... more...
- Wide World Publishing 1993; US$ 8.95
Who would have ever thought there was a direct way to connect mathematical concepts to poetry? Creative juices were certainly at work when this book of mathematical dialogues was created by Theoni Pappas. It presents a new way to enjoy and learn mathematical ideas via poetic dialogues read by two people. A new twist to mathematical themes. ... more...
- Wide World Publishing 1999; US$ 10.95
MATHEMATICAL FOOTPRINTS takes a creative look at the role mathematics has played since prehistoric times, and will play in the future, and uncovers mathematics where you least expect to find it from its many uses in medicine, the sciences, and its appearance in art to its patterns in nature and its central role in the development of computers. Pappas... more...
- Wide World Publishing 1997; US$ 10.95
In this highly readable volume of vignettes of mathematical scandals and gossip, Theoni Pappas assembles 29 fascinating stories of intrigue and the bizarre — in short, the human background of the history of mathematics. Might a haberdasher have changed Einstein's life? Why was the first woman mathematician murdered? How come there's no Nobel... more...