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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN (August 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756651646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756651640
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My daughter loves this book, and her sister ate it up!
Tim Lasiuta
I recommend it for everyone loving mathematics, for homeschoolers to learn more about math (not just for learning adding, subtracting, multiplying, and division!)
Canadianladybug
It's written in bite-sized paragraphs (perfect for short attention spans!)
Spkssftly

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sar on September 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Length: 9:15 Mins
Fantastic Book! I *LOVED* the book called "Why Pi?".
I've never done a video review of a book before, but this book inspired me to make it my first!
This book is terrific for anyone who loves math, or who wants to love math!
It is vibrantly colorful, and full of great short stories (mostly just a paragraph or two to illustrate each point) that clearly explain how basic understanding of math has helped people throughout history to figure out how the world works, and how to understand, measure and interact with the world we live in.
Five stars for this book!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Spkssftly on July 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I picked this up through Scholastic ordering at my childs school. He's an advanced first grader, and loves this book. It's written in bite-sized paragraphs (perfect for short attention spans!) full of interesting information. It's made to be able to be read for a page or two and picked up again later if needed...or make it one long sitting and re-read as needed. Bright colors and interesting pictures help fill out information ranging from ancient measurement techniques, discoveries by Copernicus, Galileo and Newton (to mention a few), measuring temperature, energy, electricity, light, pressure and sound. Lot's of good stuff here, and I'm only touching the surface. It's a good place to get your kids feet wet in why math and science are interesting. It's been good for the whole family to browse.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Raving Lunatic on March 19, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book introduces many mathematical concepts while giving you the history of these concepts. The ideas are clearly presented in an entertaining way that makes it hard to stop reading. I found it to be educational and engaging. My wife and I are reading this at the same time as our kids, the book keeps moving around our house as each person takes off with it when it is left unattended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tim Lasiuta on April 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Math can be fun? For centuries mathematicians have defined our world with measurements, weights, heights, sizes, and random facts. A whole culture of people have tried to turn numbers/math into a religion.

Why Pi? celebrates the history of our world from astronomy in the ancient world, measurements and the origin of pi, latitude, longitude, waves, and random facts. For the geeks at heart, this is their High School Musical Guidebook, their Coles notes to life. My daughter loves this book, and her sister ate it up!

Well compiled, illustrated and annotated. Highly enjoyable yet educational at the same time.

Math rooms, teachers, and libraries should not be without this tome.

Thanks.
Numerically speaking.
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By Mindy Mazzola on December 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We bought this first on our vacation and my kids loved all the short facts, so we brought it in to my sons 2nd grade teacher and she loved it so i took a copy to the principal as well and we ended up getting one for every classroom
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