School mathematics sometimes excite and sometimes scare, and sadly, sometimes bore. In fact, elementary school arithmetic seems to get us through most situations. So why all the rest? This book aspires to give a glimpse into how things started and evolved, and how math can help us today, from simple measurements to navigating using mathematically simplified maps. The accompanying activities (some easier and some more challenging ones) aim to engage you with what was happening at a given time. Answers and explanations are in the end of the book.
Publisher: Tarquin Publications
Number of pages: 52
Dimensions: 240 x 240 x 5 mm
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Peculiar Deaths combines short stories about key mathematicians from the past and how they died, with details of the mathematical advances that they made. But one of the deaths is made up – but which one?
Funny and enjoyable stories, with visual puzzles throughout
A great way to learn about mathematics of the past, and for students age 14 and over to enjoy learning and understand key concepts. Perfect for libraries, clubs and as prizes too.
Paper ISBN 9781913565701
Ebook ISBN 9781913565718
Here is an article from my April 2023 interview with Cyprus Mail's Alix Normal on the rationale behind my second book, "Peculiar Deaths of Famous Mathematicians".