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Mathematwist: Number Tales From Around The World (English)

Author : Padma Venkatraman
Illustrator : Proiti Roy

Fourteen folktales, anecdotes and popular stories from around the world catapult mathematics to a fun sphere! There are explanations too, all very accessible and fascinating.

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Age 10+
Specifications 96 pages; 8.5” x 7.5”; full colour; soft cover
Rights sold Korean (worldwide)
ISBN 978-81-8146-357-9

What could Caesar's general have in common with multiplication and weights? Or a Russian waiter with factorials? Or a temple in Hanoi with transposition? A Chinese emperor with Benjamin Franklin and Albrecht Duerer? This book is a collection of stories from different countries. Each story sets the brain ticking, encouraging problem-solving skills, with a high quotient of fun! And each is followed by a simple explanation of the maths behind the 'magic', that dispels the esoteric haze from the subject and makes it accessible. A fascinating collection about mathematics and the world, from a country that has been prominent on the number map from ancient times.

A great book for kids!

T. V. Padma's love for mathematics and history comes out through the book. Although the book is about stories related to mathematics, after every story, there are a few pages of information on the concept dealt in the story and history related to that concept. The history and mathematics makes it a very interesting combination and in my opinion is what makes this book stand out. I am glad that T. V. Padma includes some interesting nuggets of information after every story. This almost makes the book a handy guide for mathematics teachers to introduce a concept and explain the history and significance of the concept. Proiti Roy's illustrations are lovely. I especially loved the black and white stick figures that play around numbers and the mathematical symbols. Saffron Tree

Fun-filled

"A fun filled lifeline for those children who think they are drowning in Math." - Livemint, February 2008

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Mathematwist: Number Tales From Around The World (English)

Mathematwist: Number Tales From Around The World (English)

Fourteen folktales, anecdotes and popular stories from around the world catapult mathematics to a fun sphere! There are explanations too, all very accessible and fascinating.

Write a review