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Numbers: Facts, Figures and Fiction Hardcover – June 24, 1994

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Have you ever wondered how 7-up got its name,or what you would measure in oktas? You will find the answers in Numbers: facts, figures and fiction. The book is full of facts, both mathematical and cultural, tantalising problems and anecdotes. A book to browse in, or to study when you want to find as much as you can about a number.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 11 years
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 24, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521464811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521464819
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,303,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
Have you ever wondered how Room 101 got its name, or what you measure in oktas? Which number links Alice in Wonderland, rainbows and the Egyptian Book of the Dead? You will find the answers in Numbers. The book is full of facts, both mathematical and cultural, tantalising problems and anecdotes. A light-hearted reference book for all ages.
This new edition has been updated with dozens of new articles, illustrations and photographs. The main entries span the numbers from zero to 200.
Some press comments on the first edition -
"Beautifully and devotedly made, this large thin book is a cheerful and eccentric guide to the integers..."
- Philip and Phylis Morrison in Scientific American
"This delightful A4 book is a must for every school library. Beautifully illustrated in full colour..."
- Sue Pope in Mathematics Teaching
Contents -
- Introduction
- From 0 to 200
- From 201 to 999
- A few large numbers
- Hints, answers & more questions
- Further reading
- Index
Originally published in hardback by Cambridge University Press in 1994. This second edition published by Badsey Publications in 2004.
A4 portrait (210 x 297mm), paperback, 144 pages, 332 photographs and 146 other illustrations in full colour. ISBN 0954656202.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia N. Broyer on April 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I am an elementary school teacher and I love this book! I use it to supplement our Every Day Counts exploration of the day of the school year we are on. It provides background on squared numbers, cubed numbers, Fibonacci numbers, etc. The kids love to be challenged with facts like "Today's number can be made by 9 consecutive double-digit numbers. What are they?" Buy this book if you teach mathemtics or love numbers.
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Great book to have available for curious browsing or for more disciplined study... It introduces prime and composite numbers in an interesting way and stimulates thought about basic number theory. Mathematics is "the science of patterns," according to Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin, and anyone who can read can start discovering those patterns through this book.
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