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Author Posamentier, Alfred S., author.

Title Numbers : their tales, types, and treasures / Alfred S. Posamentier & Bernd Thaller.

Publication Info. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    513.5 POS    Available
Description 400 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It's time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbers--and more. How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers exist if we Homo sapiens weren't around to discover them? What's so special about weird numbers like pi and the Fibonacci sequence? What about rational, irrational, real, and imaginary numbers? Why do we need them? Two veteran math educators explain it all in ways even the most math phobic will find appealing and understandable. You'll never look at those squiggles on your calculator the same again." --Provided by publisher.
Contents Numbers and counting -- Numbers and psychology -- Numbers in history -- Discovering properties of numbers -- Counting for poets -- Number explorations -- Placement of numbers -- Special numbers -- Number relationships -- Numbers and proportions -- Numbers and philosophy.
Subject Number concept.
Arithmetic -- Foundations.
Added Author Thaller, Bernd, 1956- author.
ISBN 9781633880306 paperback
1633880303 paperback

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