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# Math Girls

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Math isn’t hard. Love is.

Currently in its eighteenth printing in Japan, this best-selling novel is available in English at last. Combining mathematical rigor with light romance, Math Girls is a unique introduction to advanced mathematics, delivered through the eyes of three students as they learn to deal with problems seldom found in textbooks. Math Girls has something for ...more

Currently in its eighteenth printing in Japan, this best-selling novel is available in English at last. Combining mathematical rigor with light romance, Math Girls is a unique introduction to advanced mathematics, delivered through the eyes of three students as they learn to deal with problems seldom found in textbooks. Math Girls has something for ...more

Paperback, 290 pages

Published
November 23rd 2011
by Bento Books, Inc.
(first published January 1st 2007)

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However, Math Girls is more than I could have hoped for. The mathematics that it covers is a ...more

Everyone thought I was crazy for reading a book about math that wasn't required by school, but something about this book called out to me. I mean, up until now, I've had a strange relationship with math. In elementary school I hated it, and then in high school it changed. I started liking math and to this day, I really love it. Now in Grade 12 Calculus, I picked up this book and realized just how much I don't actually know.

They would start with something simple that you even lear ...more

Although I’m studying Mathematics at the university, this book taught me a lot, even more than the classes I had.

I really enjoyed the combination of the love story with Math, and I also learned a lot from the main characters. Their personalities, thoughts and the way they look at Mathematics are really interesting.

Math Girls is written in a way that you can understand the demonstrations, examples and problems.

After reading this book, you will fall in love with Maths. In my case, I fel ...more

Apr 19, 2019
Brett Bujeya
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I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me of Sophie's World in many respects and had a nice, simple storyline. However, it didn't insult the readers intelligence and gave a clear exposition of some interesting mathematics.

The plot is simple. The unnamed narrator is a high school boy who loves math. Hiruka is a girl his age but far superior in math; Tetra is younger and not quite as competent but still enthusi ...more

Jan 03, 2016
Paul
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Math girls is a novel by Hiroshi Yuki based upon three teenagers in high school, two of which share an affinity toward math. The main character, who is unnamed, is a first year who meets Miruka, a person who shares the same affinity and proves so by spurting random math problems at the narrator. Later on a third student Tetra who is terrible at math seeks the narrators help. It is revealed that Miruka gets jealous and forms a feud between her and Tetra, each fighting for the narrator. The narrat
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If you're looking to reignite your math passion, this is a great start! Math Girls serves as a historical reference, while introducing several not-so-common series/patterns, and their closed-form expressions. The math contained within would probably be held within 50 pages, so there's not a whole lot of material. Perhaps this is why it was so quick to read.

Math Girls was a great read for someone who's gone up through Calculus 2 (either in HS or College) ...more

The background narration, though, is extremely dull. The point is not that it's just teenage romanc ...more

Jan 20, 2016
Timothy C. Miller
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I liked this book. It has teenage flirtations in it mixed with math. It was a good way to explore math, and it had advice on how to study math more ambitiously. The topics covered were not too difficult, but I have a PhD and sometimes had to read the chapters twice to get the full benefit -- and I definitely would try to read it just a chapter at a time. I now have the second of these books. I read one math girls book on graphing, but it was too easy -- I gave it to my friend who has a high scho
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May 03, 2012
Vee
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Bento Books made the first two chapters available for download via iTunes app if any one is interested.

I'll try to tackle this book soon.

Bento Books made the first two chapters available for download via iTunes app if any one is interested.

I'll try to tackle this book soon.

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