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# G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book

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B is for Binary, F is for Fibonacci, P is for Probability... even a small sample begins to give you the idea that this is a math book unlike any other. Ranging freely from exponents to light-years to numbers found in nature, this smorgasbord of math concepts and trivia makes a perfect classroom companion or gift book for the budding young mathematician at home. Even the mo
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Hardcover, 60 pages

Published
September 1st 1998
by Tricycle Press

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Sep 14, 2013
Dolly
rated it
really liked it

Recommends it for:
parents reading with their older children

Shelves:
middle-grade,
china-chinese,
nonfiction,
science,
japan,
2013,
childrens,
math,
italy-italian-roman,
egyptian

This is a very detailed mathematical alphabet book. It took us a month to get through all twenty-six letters - the information was presented in an entertaining way, but we really could only absorb it one letter at a time, often discussing the concepts a bit on our own after we read the page. It even got us to look up videos so we could learn how to use the abacus we brought back from Japan.

We were all familiar with many of the topics, but we often learned something new or interesting. In most ca ...more

We were all familiar with many of the topics, but we often learned something new or interesting. In most ca ...more

Nov 25, 2017
Cheryl
marked it as xx-dnf-skim-reference

Honestly, I just skimmed. I like maths, and had lots of fun with them when I was a child. But this is so dense with information... it feels to me like a 26 week course. And sometimes the writing & puzzles are awfully challenging, but there's no answer key. And sometimes the writing and explanations are on a level for beginning readers. Maybe this is a good thing, because kids of different ages can get different things from it? Good book for the classrooms of math teachers of 8-10 (?) year old ch
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Oct 11, 2008
Chak
rated it
it was amazing

Recommends it for:
Geeks everywhere

Shelves:
science-and-math,
kid

I actually read this book on my own, I enjoyed it so much. It's a Math Alphabet book, probably good for matheletes of all ages, starting around 6 or 7. To give you an example of some of the topics, we have A is for Abacus, B in for Binary, C is for Cubit, D is for Diamond, E is for Equilateral and Exponent (they were too excited to just give one E entry), F is for Fibonacci, etc. You get the idea of what level they are at.

Little T and I especially liked "K is for Königsberg" (about the "Königsb ...more

Little T and I especially liked "K is for Königsberg" (about the "Königsb ...more

It seems like they're trying to keep the terms limited to arithmetic/pre-algebra/elementary school geometry.

The book ends with a nice glossary of terms.

This book would be a nice starting point for m ...more

Dec 08, 2014
Audrey
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G is for Googol breaks the barrier for typical vocabulary textbooks. This math book designates two pages each to one letter that describes a math term. Though definitions might be boring the illustrations keep the message alive and virbrant making kids memorization easier. This book is fantastic for early math stages and the basics to learning how to study for future work ethic. Another David Schwartz classic that we can learn with

Apr 06, 2013
Allison Burke
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Shelves:
ece-3601,
ece-math,
multiplying,
addition,
counting-money,
doubling-numbers,
shapes,
word-problems,
fractions,
math-vocabulary

This is a fantastic book for older students. It links literacy with math providing several higher level vocabulary words that are used in math. It also shows everyday examples about how these words are used in everyday life. Grades 3-5.

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But science and math weren't my only fascinations: I also loved bicycles, baseball, boats…and ice cream. Years later, on a clear spr ...more

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