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Why Math Isn't an Awful Nerd
In "Why Math isn't an Awful Nerd" Jason Marshall, the guy behind the incredibly popular Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Tips podcast, shows readers how insanely easy and downright elegant math can be. Marshall focuses on perfect squares and patterns (hint: they're called perfect squares for a reason), and clearly—and most importantly concisely—explains step-by-step how numbers ...more
ebook, 32 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
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I'm not entirely sure what's worse- the fact that this book only solved one real problem (after a tedious discussion about what it means for a number to be positive or negative and even or odd), or that it, a book championing itself as a book about algebra, didn't even solve this problem algebraically.
I saw this on the free eBook list, and being a math teacher, had to download it. I was little skeptical at first because the title isn't that great, but I really enjoyed reading this "math lesson". It was easy to understand and put in terms that kids could understand, though I highly doubt this would get any uninterested people interested in math.