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I Can Be a Math Magician

Author : Anna Claybourne
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Math is magical with this colorful activity book! It's easy to entertain family and friends as you complete mysterious number squares and "Magic Multiples," play a prime number card game, and draw fractal trees. This book offers a fun and meaningful way to explore how math is an important part of everyday life.

How to Be a Mathemagician

Author : Aditi Singhal
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Mathematics is an integral part of our life but many of us think of it only as a subject to be studied in school or college. In this book, Aditi and Sudhir Singhal, renowned maths educators, demystify mathematical principles and outline fascinating, fun and easy-to-learn techniques to excel in this field. Divided into two parts, How to Be a Mathemagician is a double-sided book (flip the book around to switch between sections!) that packs twice the punch, with one section containing tricks and delightful activities, and the other stimulating problem-solving steps to simplify calculations, quirky maths facts and much more. Meant for all age groups-students, teachers and parents alike, How to Be a Mathemagician will make you fall in love with the world of numbers.

I Can Be a Maths Magician

Author : Anna Claybourne
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Do you have what it takes to be a maths magician? Yes, of course you do - and this action-packed book will prove it! Baffle your friends with mysterious number squares; measure the height of a tree using only shadows; and solve a mathematical spot-the-difference! While you're drawing, making, and playing, you'll be learning all kinds of exciting facts and ideas about the world of STEM- science, technology, engineering, and maths. This book supports the key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) curriculum and is great for home learning. An awesome book for both boys and girls, aged 7+.

Math Magician

Author : Prof N L Shraman
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Is math really that important in our day to day life? After all we do have calculators to do math for us, right? Having calculators, small enough to carry in our shirt pocket, is not a good reason to discount the advantage of knowing how to do math in our head on a daily basis. We have become lazy in our daily routine as new inventions have been developed. By using the strategies in this course you will begin to have an overwhelming feeling of how easy and fun math can be. If you are a student, whether it be elementary, middle school, high school or college, you will be able to apply the strategies taught in this course to your life each and every day. After a couple hours of practice with these strategies you will have a whole new way of looking at math and it will no doubt change the way you look at figures for the rest of your life. Your confidence to study and excell in all subjects after applying our strategies will be dramatically increased. If you are a parent, you will see a more confident child which is something every concerned parent wishes for. If you are not a parent read through this next example on your own, it will prove a strong point, that even the toughest of math problems can be made easy if it is approached differently.

Professor Stewart s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Author : Ian Stewart
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School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing 'curiosities' of maths over the years... Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet. There are some hidden gems of logic, geometry and probability -- like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop up dodecahedron, the real reason why you can't divide anything by zero and some tips for making money by proving the obvious. Scattered among these are keys to unlocking the mysteries of Fermat's last theorem, the Poincar Conjecture, chaos theory, and the P/NP problem for which a million dollar prize is on offer. There are beguiling secrets about familiar names like Pythagoras or prime numbers, as well as anecdotes about great mathematicians. Pull out the drawers of the Professor's cabinet and who knows what could happen...

Scientific Amusements in Philosophy and Mathematics

Author : William Enfield (M.A.)
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Author : Jordan Ellenberg
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An instant New York Times Bestseller! “Unreasonably entertaining . . . reveals how geometric thinking can allow for everything from fairer American elections to better pandemic planning.” —The New York Times From the New York Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong—himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything. How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play Go, and why is learning Go so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market? (Sorry, no.) What should your kids learn in school if they really want to learn to think? All these are questions about geometry. For real. If you're like most people, geometry is a sterile and dimly remembered exercise you gladly left behind in the dust of ninth grade, along with your braces and active romantic interest in pop singers. If you recall any of it, it's plodding through a series of miniscule steps only to prove some fact about triangles that was obvious to you in the first place. That's not geometry. Okay, it is geometry, but only a tiny part, which has as much to do with geometry in all its flush modern richness as conjugating a verb has to do with a great novel. Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. The word "geometry"comes from the Greek for "measuring the world." If anything, that's an undersell. Geometry doesn't just measure the world—it explains it. Shape shows us how.

Converging Matherticles

Author : Satish C. Bhatnagar
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Amazing experience. You are adventurous. Keep up your thoughts and observations. Your second-hand experiences are edifying. Robert W Moore, Emeritus UNLV Professor of Management (# 13) Your reflections always awe me. Thank you. Rohani, PhD, Professor in Malaysia (# 20) Satish, you have a special relationship with your students, which is heartening to see! All the best. George Varughese, Emeritus professor, UK and the Author of Crest of the Peacock (# 35) Thanks for sending your good valuable notes from time to time. My colleagues and I all relish the humor of your mathematics. Man Mohan Sharma, Ramjas College, Delhi University (#36) Thanks Satish beautifully written no one could have said it better. Allan Ackerman, Professor of Computer Science, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas (#51) There is no doubt your own life (intellectually and otherwise) has been enriched by your dedication to writing. .Also, I believe when any of us enjoy something so much as you enjoy writing, we can live longer and healthier lives. Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English, Ohio University, Athens (# 70)

You Failed Your Math Test Comrade Einstein

Author : Mikhail A. Shifman
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This groundbreaking work features two essays written by the renowned mathematician Ilan Vardi. The first essay presents a thorough analysis of contrived problems suggested to "undesirable" applicants to the Department of Mathematics of Moscow University. His second essay gives an in-depth discussion of solutions to the Year 2000 International Mathematical Olympiad, with emphasis on the comparison of the olympiad problems to those given at the Moscow University entrance examinations.The second part of the book provides a historical background of a unique phenomenon in mathematics, which flourished in the 1970s-80s in the USSR. Specially designed math problems were used not to test students' ingenuity and creativity but, rather, as "killer problems," to deny access to higher education to "undesirable" applicants. The focus of this part is the 1980 essay, "Intellectual Genocide", written by B Kanevsky and V Senderov. It is being published for the first time. Also featured is a little-known page of the Soviet history, a rare example of the oppressed organizing to defend their dignity. This is the story of the so-called Jewish People's University, the inception of which is associated with Kanevsky, Senderov and Bella Subbotovskaya.

Home From the Sea

Author : Mercedes Lackey
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They came from the sea… For as long as she could remember, Mari Prothero had seen things—tiny manlike creatures that were mischievous and wore only seaweed, and beings that seemed to be made of water. Mari had grown up in a tiny Welsh fishing village where she lived alone with her father, Daffyd, a master fisherman—her mother and brother having drowned when she was a child. On the morning of her eighteenth birthday, her father finally told her the great secret of the Prothero family. Her family had an ancient covenant with magical shape-shifters, the Selch. Her lost mother and brother were not truly dead, but neither were they human. Now Mari must abide by her family’s magical compact or face dire consequences. But Mari is not without protectors. The tiny creatures she had seen her whole life counseled her to bargain with the Selch. While in faraway London, the head of the Elemental Masters had dispatched some very unique champions to come to Mari’s aid....

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

Author : Frances Amelia Yates
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In the early seventeenth century two manifestos were published which proclaimed, in terms of magic, alchemy and the Cabala, the dawn of a new age of increased knowledge and power over nature. These anonymous documents (reproduced in the appendix to this work) were written on behalf of 'the Fraternity of the Rose Cross'. Ever since, this mysterious movement has been the subject of endless fascination, speculation and intrigue. In this book, Frances Yates reveals the truth about the 'Rosicrucian Enlightenment' and its impact on Europe's political and cultural history. She transforms, for instance, our understanding of the origins of modern science by placing in the context of an occult tradition key figures such as Descartes, Bacon, Kepler and Newton.

Discovering Mathematics

Author : A. Gardiner
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The term "mathematics" usually suggests an array of familiar problems with solutions derived from well-known techniques. Discovering Mathematics: The Art of Investigation takes a different approach, exploring how new ideas and chance observations can be pursued, and focusing on how the process invariably leads to interesting questions that would never have otherwise arisen. With puzzles involving coins, postage stamps, and other commonplace items, students are challenged to account for the simple explanations behind perplexing mathematical phenomena. Elementary methods and solutions allow readers to concentrate on the way in which the material is explored, as well as on strategies for answers that aren't immediately obvious. The problems don't require the kind of sophistication that would put them out of reach of ordinary students, but they're sufficiently complex to capture the essential features of mathematical discovery. Complete solutions appear at the end.

Chambers Encyclop dia

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Office of Science and Technology Policy

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
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Mathemagics A Magical Journey Through Advanced Mathematics Connecting More Than 60 Magic Tricks To High level Math

Author : Ricardo V Teixeira
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Teixeira and Park present over 60 different magic tricks while introducing students to high-level math areas. Readers will learn really interesting ideas that will better prepare them for future courses and help them finding areas they might want to study deeper. And as a 'side effect' students will learn amazing magic tricks, century-old secrets, and details from famous magicians and mathematicians.The material was written to quickly present key concepts in several mathematical areas in direct way. Little or no proficiency in math is assumed. In fact, students do not require any Calculus knowledge. And since chapters are almost independent from each other, this book also work as introduction to several other courses.Topics covered include mathematical proofs, probability, abstract algebra, linear algebra, mathematical computing, number theory, coding theory, geometry, topology, real analysis, numerical analysis and history of math.


Author : Hamza E. Alsamraee
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Does .999?=1? Can you cut and reassemble a sphere into two identically sized spheres? Is the consistency of mathematical systems unprovable? Surprisingly, the answer to all of these questions is yes! And at the heart of each question, there lies paradox. For millennia, paradoxes have shaped mathematics and guided mathematical progress forwards. From the ancient paradoxes of Zeno to the modern paradoxes of Russell, paradoxes remind us of the constant need to revamp our mathematical understanding. It is for this reason that paradoxes are so important. Paradoxes: Guiding Forces in Mathematical Exploration provides a survey of mathematical paradoxes spanning a wide variety of topics. It delves into each paradox mathematically, philosophically, and historically, and attempts to provide a full picture of how paradoxes contributed to the progress of mathematics and guided it in many ways. In addition, it discusses how paradoxes can be useful as educational tools. All of that, plus the fact that it is written in a way that is accessible to anyone with a high school background in mathematics! Entertaining and educational, this book will appeal to any reader looking for a mathematical and philosophical challenge.

Developing Understanding In Primary Mathematics

Author : D. Pettitt
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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Lifetime of Puzzles

Author : Erik D. Demaine
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Martin Gardner has entertained the world with his puzzles for decades and inspired countless mathematicians and scientists. As he rounds out another decade, his colleagues are paying him tribute with this special collection that contains contributions from some of the most respected puzzlemasters, magicians and mathematicians, including: - John H.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Author : United States. Patent Office
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Street Freak

Author : Jared Dillian
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Erroneously states "1st Touchstone hardcover edition" in paperback copy.