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- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 38.00
Why do some school students struggle at numeracy? Here, the authors tackle this question in an original way, by focusing on numeracy as social practice. They report their findings using ethnographic-style approaches including formal and informal interviews. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00
Numbers deals with the development of numbers from fractions to algebraic numbers to transcendental numbers to complex numbers and their uses. The book also examines in detail the number pi, the evolution of the idea of infinity, and the representation of numbers in computers. The metric and American systems of measurement as well as the applications... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
What does the number 67 mean to you? Do you associate it with a year? After all, 1967 was the year The Beatles released both Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour . It was also the year the first Super Bowl was held and in which Ernesto ?Che? Guevara was executed. But maybe the year 1967 isn?t the first thing that comes... more...
- CRC Press 2007; US$ 44.95
Drawing primarily from historical examples, this book explains the tremendous role that numbers and, in particular, mathematics play in all aspects of our civilization and culture. The lively style and illustrative examples will engage the reader who wants to understand the many ways in which mathematics enables science, technology, art, music, politics,... more...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 13.31
Ian Stewart explores the astonishing properties of numbers from 1 to 10 to zero and infinity, including one figure that, if you wrote it out, would span the universe. He looks at every kind of number you can think of -- real, imaginary, rational, irrational, positive and negative -- along with several you might have thought you couldn't think of.... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 238.00
From Antiquity until recently, philosophers and mathematicians have continually discussed the concept of angle and its relation to archimedean and non-archimedean theories of measurement. For the first time, this book traces the history of these discussions in Greek and Arabic, from Euclid to Kam?l al-D?n al-F?ris?, after whom the discussion... more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2006; US$ 34.95
Growing Ideas of Number explores the notion of how ideas of number have grown throughout history. It looks at how different types of number and views of numbers (and their meaning and applications) have varied across cultures over time, and combines historical, archaeological and psychological considerations with the mathematics. The book illustrates... more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2007; US$ 29.95
The Name of the Number We?re used to the idea that ?closely related? languages have words that are similar to English. For example, the word for ?three? in Latin, French, Italian and German is ?tres?, ?trois?, ?tre? and ?drei?. But did you know that the word for ?three? in Sanskrit is ?trayah?? How can words from completely different languages... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95
Thirty Three Ways to Help with Numeracy equips teachers and teaching assistants with a wide range of practical resources to help children who are having difficulties learning the basic skills of numeracy. By providing a range of activities and games which engage children and encourage motivation in the classroom, the book provides ready-to-use exercises... more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2008; US$ 24.95
The What Teachers Need to Know About series aims to refresh and expand basic teaching knowledge and classroom experience. Books in the series provide essential information about a range of subjects necessary for today?s teachers to do their jobs effectively. These books are short, easy-to-use guides to the fundamentals of a subject with clear reference... more...