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Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians, Vol. 2 Paperback – June 20, 1995

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 - 09
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dale Seymour Publications (June 20, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0866518231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0866518239
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Naomi Williams on February 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
A wonderful collection of short stories about mathematicians from many different time periods, including Pythagoras, Hypatia, Isaac Newton and 12 others. Makes great family reading, as the book is aimed probably for 9-12 year olds, but is definitely interesting on an adult level, too. Great for stimulating interest in mathematics, history and philosophy.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 2000
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This is a great book for adults and children. My seven year old has me reading a chapter each night to her. The book illustrates the qualities required to be a great mathematician and has many interesting stories about them. My only wish is there were more chapters and mathematicians.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 15, 2009
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Excellent book--be sure to get both volumes. Only wish I would have known about these a long time ago! The different chapters (one per person) make fabulous, quick read alouds that hold my almost-eight-year-old's attention beautifully, but keep me interested as well! Great mix of people from all over the world, both men and women.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By archaeoamy on January 13, 2009
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I got this for my 8-yr-old son, but ended up reading it myself. I think I will read them with him, as some of the concepts may be over his head. It is still interesting for the stories alone, I'd just like him to really get some math education out of it. Not difficult to grasp for older children who are already introduced to algebra, geometry, etc.

This isn't the type of book you'll want to read all at once. Each story about an individual has different lessons, different concepts, that you'll want to discuss after reading. Great for home-schoolers or parents wanting to enrich their child's education.

Very happy with the book, now I've got to get Volume 1.
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I teach an honors seventh grade course, in which students are expected to learn about the history of math and the history of numbers. These stories were such a great introduction for them into the great people that invented math, and the great things people can do. My students were especially fascinated by Archimedes and Fibonacci. Many of my female students found themselves aligned with Maria Agnesi. My non-honors students keep asking when they get to hear the cool stories the other students keep talking about.

This book is well-written, and the stories are long enough to have some depth, but short enough to be entertaining. I am sure these books will see much use in my classes.
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By sig5 on January 4, 2014
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Our homeschooling family loves these books! Gets kids interested in math and inspires projects and exploration. My 11 year old read them himself over a few day period and he's not even a big math fan, he does love reading and stories so these books really speak to him.
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Well worth the price! Even as an adult math teacher, I had things to learn from this book. It was an easy and entertaining read. I left it behind when I retired. I wish now that I still had it. Time to buy another! Great gift idea for kids.
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