It's a Numberful World: How Math Is Hiding Everywhere
ISBN: 1615196129
EAN13: 9781615196128
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Eddie Woo, one of the world's top ten teachers and a YouTube phenom, delivers a rollicking pop-math read brimming with visuals (and heart) Publisher's note: It's a Numberful World was published in Australia under the title Woo's Wonderful World of Maths. Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren't left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronized swimmer? What makes 2.718 a magic number? These may not look like math questions at first glance--but they are, because they all have to do with patterns . And mathematics, at heart, is the study of patterns--from familiar shapes and symmetries, to mysterious values like the golden ratio, which seem to crop up wherever you look for them. Looking for patterns changed Eddie Woo's life--by turning the dry subject he had dreaded in high school into a boundless exploration suffused with joy. Today, he's an award-winning math teacher, and now, he's here to win you over, too. Here are 26 bite-size chapters on Woo's favorite mathematical marvels--from the synchronized sine waves we hear as music, to the immense prime numbers (once a mere curiosity) that are now essential to data encryption. This book will change your mind about what math can be. We are all born mathematicians--and It's a Numberful World