Math and Magic in Wonderland

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Author: Lilac Mohr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532894428

Category:

Page: 256

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Galileo, Newton, Descartes, and Pascal too, All followed rabbit trails that led to something new. Lulu and Elizabeth are two girls who love to play with numbers, words, and (on occasion) toy swords. Join them on a grand adventure, where classic math and logic riddles lead the way through a world inspired by Lewis Carroll's poetry. Filled with engaging puzzles, tidbits about famous mathematicians, and a dash of humor, this interactive book is sure to inspire adults and children, alike, to follow their own rabbit trails into the magical world of mathematics.

The Magic of Math

Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

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Author: Arthur Benjamin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465061621

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the “mathemagician,” Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that's where you'll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and—with a wave of his magic wand—turn you into a math lover.

Alex's Adventures in Numberland

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Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809591

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

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A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.

In the Wonderland of Numbers

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Author: Shakuntala Devi

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

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Come to an exciting journey into the Wonderland of Numbers. 'As for numbers, they hate nobody and nobody can afford to hate them,' says Neha's father, who is a supportive parent trying to re-instill confidence in his child. Apart from revealing the specialties of each individual number, from zero to nine, and little mathematical tricks, Shakuntala Devi has underscored another very important aspect. It is upto parents and teachers to ensure that children are initiated into a lifelong love affair with numbers. An engaging child, Neha, suddenly starts lagging in Maths when a new Maths teacher arrives and she starts converting her fear of the teacher into a terror of Maths. Matters touch the nadir when she scores a zero in a test. On the way home that day, she meets with an accident. While her parents and teachers suffer an anxious vigil till she regains consciousness, she travels to the Kingdom of Zero through her sub-conscious mind. In the Wonderland of Numbers is the story of Neha's adventures in the Kingdom of Zero.

Mathematical Magic

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Author: William Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486275932

Category: Mathematics

Page: 187

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Stimulating treasury of entertaining tricks, stunts, and magical effects based on such mathematical principles and ideas as magic squares, the Fibonacci Series, Moebius strips, cycloids, topology, and more. Only simple props required: from playing cards and matches to coins. No magic or mathematical skills needed.

This Is Not a Math Book

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Author: Anna Weltman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610673587

Category:

Page: N.A

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Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. Amazing patterns with a mathematical basis will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. And you'll learn incredible math facts as you draw the beautiful designs. A real eye-opener for kids of all ages with an artistic bent who think that math is dry and boring, while math enthusiasts will discover new ways to be creative.

Abby in Wonderland (Whatever After Special Edition #1)

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Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545746655

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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We are proud to present the very first Special Edition in the enchanting NYT bestselling Whatever After series.

Museum Of Mysteries

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Author: David Glover

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781609920869

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discover an exhilarating world of learning by solving a series of mathematical problems. Finding the answers will enable readers to advance through an exciting adventure story.

Let's Play Math

How Families Can Learn Math Together—and Enjoy It

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Author: Denise Gaskins

Publisher: Tabletop Academy Press

ISBN: 1892083248

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Planet of Puzzles

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Author: David Glover

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781609920883

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4752

Discover an exhilarating world of learning by solving a series of mathematical problems. Finding the answers will enable readers to advance through an exciting adventure story.

Math for Kids & Other People Too!

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Author: Theoni Pappas

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra

ISBN: 9781884550133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 121

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Explores mathematics through stories, puzzles, challenges, games, tricks, and experiments. Answers are provided in a separate section.

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life

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Author: Robin Wilson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039307210X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

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“A fine mathematical biography.”—John Allen Paulos, New York Times Book Review Just when we thought we knew everything about Lewis Carroll, here comes this “insightful . . . scholarly . . . serious” (John Butcher, American Scientist) biography that will appeal to Alice fans everywhere. Fascinated by the inner life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and a noted mathematics professor, has produced this revelatory book—filled with more than one hundred striking and often playful illustrations—that examines the many inspirations and sources for Carroll’s fantastical writings, mathematical and otherwise. As Wilson demonstrates, Carroll made significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating large numbers of imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas.

Math Talk

Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices

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Author: Theoni Pappas

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra

ISBN: 9780933174740

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 71

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Presents mathematical ideas through poetic dialogues intended to be read by two people.

The Phantom Tollbooth

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Author: Norton Juster

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375985298

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!

The Universe in a Handkerchief

Lewis Carroll’s Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays

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Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387289526

Category: Mathematics

Page: 158

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This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional calculus. Written by Carroll expert and well-known mathematics author Martin Gardner, this tour through Carroll's inventions is both fun and informative.

Wonderland

How Play Made the Modern World

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Author: Steven Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184503

Category: History

Page: 336

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“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson’s storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. In Wonderland, Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

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Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486801179

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

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Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

Alice in Wonderland

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1633221105

Category:

Page: 28

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"Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party "brings this classic and beloved story to young children. "Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party provides" a faithful introduction to the classic and to Carroll's incredible imagination, something so magical that children will recall it when they are older and ready for the original work. With the simply extraordinary art of Eric Puybaret, Alice and her friends come brilliantly to life for the picture book reader. Read along as Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat, attends a tea party with the Mad Hatter and his friends, plays croquet with the Queen and her retinue, defends herself at trial, and ultimately returns home. Though the original Alice text might be too difficult to understand for pre-readers, the one-of-a-kind characters and fantastical situations are silly and fun and perfect for a picture book adaptation.