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Mathematics : the study of numbers, quantity, and space

Author: Tracey Baptiste
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2015. ©2015
Series: Story of math: core principles of mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This insightful guide to the history and basic concepts of mathematics reveals how math concepts helped to shape society--from the basic counting and units of measurement that facilitated commerce to the kind of surveying techniques and geometry that helped build the Egyptian pyramids. A chronological account of advancements in mathematics ranges Aristotle and al-Khwarizmi (who first used the term "algebra") to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracey Baptiste
ISBN: 9781622755301 1622755308
OCLC Number: 881498684
Target Audience: Grades 7 to 12.
Description: 72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mathematics in the Ancient world --
Mathematics in the Middle Ages and Renaissance --
Mathematics from the 18th century to modern times --
The study of quantity, magnitude, and relations of numbers and symbols.
Series Title: Story of math: core principles of mathematics.
Other Titles: Study of numbers, quantity, and space
Responsibility: edited by Tracey Baptiste.

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This insightful guide to the history and basic concepts of mathematics reveals how math concepts helped to shape society--from the basic counting and units of measurement that facilitated commerce to the kind of surveying techniques and geometry that helped build the Egyptian pyramids. A chronological account of advancements in mathematics ranges Aristotle and al-Khwarizmi (who first used the term "algebra") to high-speed computers and their impact upon the teaching and understanding of mathematics. Readers will also find out how much of ancient arithmetic--like the 60 minute hour--is still part of our everyday life.

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