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10 books about math
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Math Art: Truth, Beauty, and Equations by Stephen Ornes
Category: Arts & Photography
This book was published 2 years ago by Sterling and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
The worlds of visual art and mathematics beautifully unite in this spectacular volume by award-winning writer Stephen Ornes. He explores the growing sensation of math art, presenting such pieces as a colorful crocheted representation of non-Euclidian geometry that looks like sea coral and a 65-ton, 28-foot-tall bronze sculpture covered in a space-filling curve. We learn the artist's story for every work, plus the mathematical concepts and equations behind the art.
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
This book was published 21 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
The history of a controversial but important number begins with its inventors, the Babylonians, and follows its tumultuous and fascinating story to the present era of supercomputers and quantum physics. Reprint.
Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) by Workman Publishing
Category: Children's General Study Aids
This book was published 5 years ago by Workman Publishing Company and takes approximately 17.6 hours to read.
It’s the revolutionary math study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace Math . . . covers everything to get a student over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.
The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones) by Clifford A. Pickover
This book was published 9 years ago by Sterling and takes approximately 17.6 hours to read.
This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe
This book was published 3 years ago by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream. When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman...nothing stopped Sophie. And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve...still, nothing stopped Sophie. For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations. She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France's prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture (and can be seen in the book's illustrations). Award-winning author Cheryl Bardoe's inspiring and poetic text is brought to life by acclaimed artist Barbara McClintock's intricate pen-and-ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations in this true story about a woman who let nothing stop her.
A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book about Time (Math Is Categorical (R)) by Brian P. Cleary
Category: Beginner Readers
This book was published 6 years ago by Millbrook Press ™ and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
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A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman
This book was published last year by Greenwillow Books and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
"This picture book is one in a gazillion."--Jane O'Connor, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Fancy Nancy series Did you know that the earth is covered in three trillion trees? And that seven billion people weigh about the same as ten quadrillion ants? Our world is full of constantly changing numbers, from a hundred billion trillion stars in space to thirty-seven billion rabbits on Earth. Can you imagine that many of anything? The playful illustrations from New York Times-bestselling artist Isabel Greenberg and the friendly, straightforward voice of author Seth Fishman illuminate some of the biggest numbers in the universe--a hundred billion trillion stars--and the smallest--one unique and special YOU. Here is a book for story time, for science time, for math time, for bedtime, and all the times in between. Perfect for curious children, classrooms eager for STEM content, and readers who have devoured Ada Twist, Scientist and How Much Is a Million?
Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math (The MIT Press) by Alex Berke
Category: Coloring Books
This book was published last year by The MIT Press and takes approximately 5.6 hours to read.
"When shapes have the same symmetries, they share a symmetry group. This coloring book explores these these symmetrical groups through patterned illustrations that can be colored in by the reader. Part educational resource, part relaxing entertainment--Beautiful Symmetry offers an accessible introduction to a group theory, a high-level mathematical concept, that will inform as well as delight"--
It's About Time! (MathStart 1) by Stuart J. Murphy
Category: Daily Activities
This book was published 16 years ago by HarperCollins and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
It's About Time. . . . . . to wake up. . . . to learn, to play, to read. . . . to cuddle up in the blankets and to dream. A twenty-four -- hour day is full of great things to do! Endearing illustrations depicting things kids do every day make this an easy introduction to the skill of telling time, perfect for very young readers.
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions by Dayle Ann Dodds
This book was published 12 years ago by Candlewick and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
In this clever introduction to fractions, five hungry guests, searching for the perfect midnight snack, help themselves to Miss Bloom's delicious cake during their stay at the Strawberry Inn.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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