The Everything Everyday Math Book: From Tipping to Taxes, All the Real-World, Everyday Math Skills You Need (Everything Series)
All the math basics you’ll ever need!
It’s not too late to learn practical math skills! You may not need to use quadratic equations very often, but math does play a large part in everyday life. On any given day, you’ll need to know how long a drive will take, what to tip a waiter, how large a rug to buy, and how to calculate a discount. With The Everything Everyday Math Book, you’ll get a refresher course in all the basics you need, including:
Adding and subtracting fractions
Finding area and perimeter
You’ll the learn formulas and shortcuts to help in hundreds of everyday situations, from budgeting and paying bills to shopping, redecorating, preparing taxes, and evaluating loans and other financial instruments. With this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll never get stuck on a math problem again!
Alastair Reid, Malba Tahan, Leslie Clark, Patricia Reid Baquero
The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
“A great storyteller.”—Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist
Malba Tahan is the creation of a celebrated Brazilian mathematician looking for a way to bring some of the mysteries and pleasures of mathematics to a wider public. The adventures of Beremiz Samir, The Man Who Counted, take the reader on a journey in which, time and again, Samir summons his extraordinary mathematical powers to settle disputes, give wise advice, overcome dangerous enemies, and win for himself fame, fortune, and rich rewards. We learn of previous mathematicians and come to admire Samir’s wisdom and patience. In the grace of Tahan’s telling, these stories hold unusual delights for the reader.
Mathematical Difficulties: Psychology and Intervention
This book examines the mathematical difficulties in typical and atypical populations. It discusses the behavioural, educational and neuropsychological characteristics of people with mathematical difficulties, and educational interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat or ameliorate such difficulties. The book brings together studies from different disciplines, including developmental psychology, neuroscience and education, and includes perspectives from practicing teachers.
The book is divided into three major sections. The first includes chapters about the nature and characteristics of mathematical difficulties in the population as a whole, in relation to both psychology and education. The second deals with mathematical difficulties in children with other problems such as specific language impairment and dyslexia. The third discusses methods of interventions aimed at preventing, treating or ameliorating mathematical difficulties, and will include discussions of assessment and diagnosis.
Math Mutation Classics: Exploring Interesting, Fun and Weird Corners of Mathematics
Authors: Seligman, Erik
Anyone with an appreciation of math will enjoy this book
This is book can open the minds of young people to a different way of observing the world and using mathematics
The book does not require any specific math training. Some is directed at a younger audience and some at those with more mathematical experience
Did you know that sometimes 2+2 equals 5? That wheels don’t always have to be round? That you can mathematically prove there is a hippopotamus in your basement? Or how to spot four-dimensional beings as they pass through your kitchen? If not, then you need to read this book! Math Mutation Classics is a collection of Erik Seligman’s blog articles from Math Mutation at MathMutation.com. Erik has been creating podcasts and converting them in his blog for many years. Now, he has collected what he believes to be the most interesting among them, and has edited and organized them into a book that is often thought provoking, challenging, and fun.
This book is about using math in unique ways; of analyzing things we observe in life and using proof to attain the unexpected. There is quite a wide diversity of topics here and so all age levels and ability levels will enjoy the discussions. Erik’s unique viewpoint puts a mathematical spin on everything from politicians to hippos. Along the way, you will enjoy the different point of view and hopefully it will open you up to a slightly more out-of-the-box way of thinking.
What You Will Learn:
To look at different problems in a different manner.Different ways of viewing the world.How mathematics can be applied to things you thought unimaginable.How to abstract things that are not taught in school.
Who this Book is For:
The book is meant teens to geezers. It is great for teenagers and college level students who can gain from the many different ways of looking at problems and feed their interest in mathematics. Even mathematicians will enjoy the twists of point of view this book projects. Finally, it is for anyone with a bathroom.
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
Philosophy of Mathematics
Popular Science in Mathematics
Classic Topics on the History of Modern Mathematical Statistics: From Laplace to More Recent Times
This book presents a clear and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematical statistics, including details on the major results and crucial developments over a 200 year period. The author focuses on key historical developments as well as the controversies and disagreements that were generated as a result. Presented in chronological order, the book features an account of the classical and modern works that are essential to understanding the applications of mathematical statistics. The book begins with extensive coverage of the probabilistic works of Laplace, who laid much of the foundations of later developments in statistical theory. Subsequently, the second part introduces 20th century statistical developments including work from Fisher, Neyman and Pearson. A detailed account of Galton’s discovery of regression and correlation is provided, and the subsequent development of Karl Pearson’s X2 and Student’s t is discussed. Next, the author provides significant coverage of Fisher’s works and ultimate influence on modern statistics. The third and final part of the book deals with post-Fisherian developments, including extensions to Fisher’s theory of estimation (by Darmois, Koopman, Pitman, Aitken, Fréchet, Cramér, Rao, Blackwell, Lehmann, Scheffé, and Basu), Wald’s statistical decision theory, and the Bayesian revival ushered by Ramsey, de Finetti, Savage, and Robbins in the first half of the 20th century.Throughout the book, the author includes details of the various alternative theories and disagreements concerning the history of modern statistics.