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  • Zahlenby Albrecht Beutelspacher

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.40

    Der bekannte Mathematiker Albrecht Beutelspacher legt mit diesem Band eine kleine Zahlenkunde für Mathematiker und Nichtmathematiker vor. Er zeigt, ? welchen Reichtum an Erfahrungsmöglichkeiten die Zahlen bieten, ? was man alles mit Zahlen beschreiben kann, ? welche erstaunlichen Anwendungen Zahlen haben, ? welche Zahlen besonders faszinierend sind... more...

  • Navigating Numeraciesby Brian V. Street; Dave Baker; Alison Tomlin

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • The Nothing that Isby Robert Kaplan; Ellen Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    Explores history to find evidence that humans have long struggled with the concept of zero, from the Greeks who may or may not have known of it, to the East where it was first used, to the modern-day desktop PC, which uses it as an essential letter in its computational alphabet. more...

  • Numbersby John Tabak

    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...

  • The Math Geneby Keith Devlin

    Basic Books 2001; US$ 17.00

    A groundbreaking book about math and language, from the well-known NPR commentator Keith Devlin. more...

  • Die Mathematik im Mittelalterby Wolfgang Hein

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 68.68

    Das Mittelalter ist uns heute allgemein eher als das ?dunkle Zeitalter? bekannt: Eine Epoche, die aus heutiger Sicht nicht unbedingt mit naturwissenschaftlichem Fortschritt, sondern eher mit Stagnation oder sogar Rückschritt assoziiert wird. Wie viel mathematische Forschung und Praxis im Mittelalter aber tatsächlich stattfand, ist überraschend. Auch... more...

  • Numberpediaby Herb Reich

    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...

  • Numbers at Workby Rudolf Taschner

    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...

  • Zahlbegriffsentwicklung und Zehnerübergang: Voraussetzungen und Probleme im mathematischen Anfangsunterrichtby Andreas Thiel

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 32.67

    Der Zehnerübergang stellt einen zentralen Stolperstein im mathematischen Anfangsunterricht dar. Insbesondere das Teilschrittverfahren hat auch heute noch einen großen curricularen Stellenwert bei der Vermittlung dieses wichtigen Lerngegenstands. Im vorliegenden Buch sollen nun die individuell notwendigen Voraussetzungen sowie die methodenimmanenten... more...

  • Angles et Grandeurby Roshdi Rashed

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 238.00

    This is the first comprehensive treatment of the history of the angle from Euclid to classical Arabic mathematics. The volume presents critically edited texts, with translations and commentaries, of Greek and Arabic philosophers and mathematicians including Euclid, Simplicius, al-Nayr?z?, Avicenna, Ibn al-Haytham, al-T?s?, al-Sh?r?z?,... more...