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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|Specifications||96 pages; 8.5” x 7.5”; full colour; soft cover|
|Rights sold||Korean (worldwide)|
|Tags||story collection, stories about maths from different countries, mathematics, mathematics explained, problem solving|
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.