Mathematics Minus Fear

Mathematics Minus Fear

How to Make Math Fun and Beneficial to your Everyday Life

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Puzzles and humorous examples show how math is connected to the everyday world and explain how skills in this field can help with winning Monopoly, gambling in Vegas, and solving Sudoko puzzles.

Norton Pub
Forget your classroom nightmares and discover how numbers can enhance and illuminate your world!
How can math help you bet on horses or win in Vegas? What’s the foolproof way to solve Sudoku? How can probability teach you to calculate your chances of survival in Russian roulette? In this irreverent and entertaining guide to mathematics, Lawrence Potter takes the fear out of everything from long division to percentages. Using fascinating puzzles and surprising examples, from M.C. Escher to Pascal, he shows us how math is connected with the world we encounter every day, from how the VAT works to why weather forecasts are wrong, from winning at Monopoly to improving your mental arithmetic. Along the way you’ll also discover who invented numbers, whether animals can count, and what nuns have to do with multiplication.

Baker
& Taylor

A former mathematics teacher uses humor, interesting puzzles and unexpected examples to show how math is connected to the everyday world and explains skills in this area can you help win at Monopoly, win in Vegas and easily solve Sudoko puzzles.
Puzzles and humorous examples show how math is connected to the everyday world and explain how skills in this field can help with winning Monopoly, gambling in Vegas, and solving Sudoko puzzles --

Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2012
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books trade pbk. sic ed
ISBN: 9781605983769
1605983764
Branch Call Number: 510 P853m
Characteristics: xiii, 273 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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