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Math for kids & other people too!

Author: Theoni Pappas
Publisher: San Carlos, CA : Wide World Pub./Tetra, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores mathematics through stories, puzzles, challenges, games, tricks, and experiments. Answers are provided in a separate section.
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theoni Pappas
ISBN: 1884550134 9781884550133
OCLC Number: 37870653
Description: 121 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Math stories & ideas: How fractions squeezed between the counting numbers --
Dominoes discover polyominoes --
Palindromes --
the forward & backwards numbers --
Hands up --
symmetry & the art problem --
Factorials cut things down to size --
The rise & fall of the Roman numerals --
The cycloid --
an invisible curve of motion --
When the operators came into town --
Figurative numbers & ants --
Pythagorean triplets --
Cutting up mathematics --
Paradoxes tease the mind --
The day the counting numbers split up --
The day the solids lost their shapes --
The masquerade party --
The Persian horses --
Welcome to Meet the Famous Objects show --
The subset party --
The walk of the seven bridges --
The tri-hexa flexagon --
Discovering the secret of the diagonals --
Two dimensions change to three --
plus other optical illusions --
What's a zillion? --
a look at really big numbers --
Math puzzles games & tricks: Bagels are not just for eating --
the game of bagels, fermi, pico --
Pencil tricks & mathematics --
The binary cards --
Brain exercises --
The game of sprouts --
What makes 9 so special? --
plus some tantalizing number tricks --
Puzzles to exercise your mind --
The game of grid --
What comes next? --
Brain busters --
Discovering number patterns --
Mental push-ups --
The game of Awithlaknannai --
Mind bending puzzles --
Where's the missing object? --
Putting on your logic hat --
A twist to the Mobius strip --
Solutions & answers section.
Other Titles: Math for kids and other people too!
Responsibility: by Theoni Pappas.

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Theoni Pappas helps kids discover what mathematics is all about--not dreary, repetitive computations, but concepts brought to life by stories, puzzles, and challenges. With a section dedicated to  Read more...

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