|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Wiki

Numbers surround us. Just try to make it through a day without using any. It’s impossible: telephone numbers, calendars, volume settings, shoe sizes, speed limits, weights, street numbers, microwave timers, TV channels, and the list goes on and on. The many advancements and branches of mathematics were developed through the centuries as people encountered problems and relied upon math to solve them. For instance:


  • What timely invention was tampered with by the Caesars and almost perfected by a pope?

  • Why did ten days vanish in September of 1752?

  • How did Queen Victoria shorten the Sunday sermons at chapel?

  • What important invention caused the world to be divided into time zones?

  • What simple math problem caused the Mars Climate Orbiter to burn up in the Martian atmosphere?

  • What common unit of measurement was originally based on the distance from the equator to the North Pole?

  • Does water always boil at 212° Fahrenheit?

  • What do Da Vinci’s Last Supper and the Parthenon have in common?

  • Why is a computer glitch called a “bug”?


It’s amazing how ten simple digits can be used in an endless number of ways to benefit man. The development of these ten digits and their many uses is the fascinating story you hold in your hands: Exploring the World of Mathematics.
edit this info

Details

ISBN-10:  0890514127
ISBN-13:  978-0890514122
Author:  John Hudson Tiner
Genre:  Mathematics, History
Publisher:  Master Books
Date Published:  July 2004
ISBN:  978-0890514122
Format:  paperback
What's your opinion on Exploring the World of Mathematics?
rate
1 rating: +4.0
You have exceeded the maximum length.
More Exploring the World of Mathema... reviews
review by . October 11, 2010
"Exploring the World of Mathematics" is a history of the development of mathematics with some instruction on how to do the various types of math worked in. (Chapters 5, 9, and 10 were more focused on math instruction than history.) The text was engaging and easy to understand. Much of the book was suitable for middle schoolers, though some chapters were more high school level. There were useful black and white charts and illustrations. At the end of each chapter, there were 10 questions--most …
Photos
Exploring the World of Mathematics by John Hudson Tiner
Related Topics
1776

A book by David McCullough

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before

A book by Charles C. Mann

1959: The Year Everything Changed

A book by Fred Kaplan

The Keweenaw Puzzle: Busting Myths, Reavealing the

A book by Richard Buchko

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists