Count us in : how to make maths real for all of us (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Count us in : how to make maths real for all of us

Author: Gareth Ffowc Roberts
Publisher: Cardiff, Wales : University of Wales Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mathematics, like language, is a universal experience. Every society counts and is empowered by its ability to count and to measure. The mathematical processes developed within various cultures differ widely, and Count Us In explores these cultural links, drawing examples from the author’s personal experiences. The process of counting, like the process of communicating with words, is common to all societies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth Ffowc Roberts
ISBN: 1783167963 9781783167968
OCLC Number: 920732558
Description: xiv, 141 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Figures and platesAcknowledgements Foreword1 More cabbage, anyone?2 Meeting of minds3 Nothing will come of nothing4 Setting the Recorde straight5 Neither a borrower nor a lender be6 Amazing Mayans7 What do you reckon?8 Prairie power9 Putting down digital roots10 Areas of (mis)understanding11 Cracking the code12 Does mathematics have a gender?13 How to make maths real for all of usAppendixAnswers to PuzzlesNotes on ChaptersFurther Reading
Responsibility: Gareth Ffowc Roberts.

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Find out why maths really is for you, for your children and for your grandchildren, and why it's a natural part of your cultural heritage.  Read more...

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'A delightful and fascinating read about the role of maths in Wales, and the role of Wales in maths. Anyone with an interest in Welsh culture, maths history or education will love this book.' - Read more...

 
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