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Author: Paul Lockhart
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2012.
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Explains how math should be done. With plain English and pictures, he makes complex ideas about shape and motion intuitive and graspable, and offers a solution to math phobia by introducing us to math as an artful way of thinking and living.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lockhart, Paul.
Measurement
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012
[electronic resource].
(OCoLC)810533860
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lockhart
ISBN: 9780674057555 0674057554
OCLC Number: 784123580
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 407 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Reality and imagination --
On problems --
Size and shape --
Time and space.
Responsibility: Paul Lockhart.

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