Go Figure!

Go Figure!

Big Questions About Numbers

Book - 2016
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Penguin Putnam

Numbers create the structure to our universe. Without numbers, computers would not work and cars would not go. There would be no way to quantify things. You wouldn't be able to ask "How many?" or "How much?" We would not understand time or distance. Sports records wouldn't matter! Go Figure! is a math book filled with the weird and wonderful side of math and numbers.

Discover why there are 60 minutes in an hour, why daisies have to have 34, 55, or 89 petals, and why finding a prime number could make you a millionaire. Go Figure! is also packed with activities that children can try out on their own or with friends, including brainteasers, magic tricks, and things to make, while also learning about the simple puzzles that stumped the world's brainiest mathematicians for centuries. Go Figure! is a fun and quirky look at the magical world of numbers, without the effort of a math textbook.

Baker & Taylor
Presents mathematical marvels such as why daisies always have 34, 55, or 89 petals, why all the world's phone numbers appear in pi, and other paradoxes that will make readers look at numbers in a whole new way.

Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2016
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781465443854
Branch Call Number: J 510 BALL
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Big questions about numbers
Notes: Subtitle from cover
Includes index


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melissapowl Apr 10, 2009

Filled with interesting facts and applications of mathematics in a very colourful, engaging format.


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