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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones) Paperback – February 7, 2012
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A good resource for short answers to those pesky math questions to parents like "What is pi?", "Who figured that out?", "How did they figure that out?"
The world is full of subtle, missed yet important associations with mathmatically explained and/or predictable outcomes. I"m not going to cite examples. Get or borrow a copy of this book and find out for yourself how much you can: learn in just a few minutes; entertain yourself for hours; discover about the world around you.
I've learned a lot from this book, much of which I still can't understand. SO, HOW DID THEY FIGURE THAT OUT?!?!!!
However I have never thought that zero had to be created, plus a whole lot of other creations that make our world what it is today
Not to mention rubiks cube and instant insanity
A speedy and easy read as the author talks about one math item per page with an illustration on the other page, so nice digestible bites
Tryb it, you will like it