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# Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales

A treasure trove of stories that make mathematical ideas come to life. Explores math concepts and topics such as real numbers, exponents, dimensions, the golden rectangle in both serious and humorous ways. Stories such as the parable of p, the number line that fell apart, Leonhard the magic turtle and many others offer an amusing and entertaining way to explore and share m ...more

ebook, 72 pages

Published
February 1st 1993
by Tetra Press
(first published January 1st 1993)

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This book claims to be for adults and children, and it makes an attempt. However, I think it presents some stuff that youth wouldn't have in their background (so aimed at adults), but is generally written in a youth friendly way. It seems to fall a little short of both marks.

It's a really great book, full of "stories" based on math and physics that are short, fun to read and teach you something new!

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Theoni Pappas is committed to giving mathematics greater exposure and making it more approachable. Pappas encourages mathematics teachers to share and develop new teaching ideas, methods, and approaches. Her gift to the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) helps teachers in grades 9—12 develop mathematics enrichment materials and lessons complementing a teaching unit implemented in the classroom.

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