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Math Equals: Biographies of Women Mathematicians+related Activities (Addison-Wesley Innovative Series) Paperback – January 1, 1978

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Product Details

  • Series: Addison-Wesley Innovative Series
  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company; First Edition edition (January 1, 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201057093
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201057096
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,106,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book contains fascinating details of the lives of the very few women in history with careers in Mathematics. It should be updated or extended to two volumes to include the work of more recent women mathematicians.Would do well to include interviews with living women now working in this field.The end of each chapter includes examples of the type of work each woman was interested in, with exercises and activities. Good resource book
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By A Customer on May 17, 2001
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This book could be a good starting place for those interested in reading about women mathematicians, but Perl places too much emphasis on these women as wives as mothers. For instance, the greater part of Grace Chisholm Young's biography was dedicated to her role as mother and wife. Only a short amount of Young's biography was dedicated to her math research and publications. I found this very disturbing,and, honestly quite an insult to these outstanding and courageous women. I also think it sends the wrong message to those women aspiring to be career mathematicians, that no matter how much you accomplish as a mathematician, you will always be thought of first as a wife and mother.
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This book is very well written. It has wonderful information about the lives of these women and the activities are very creative and really promote a fun understanding of math. They require only a basic understanding of math concepts, yet can be taken to higher levels too.
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Format: Paperback
The book contains fascinating details of the lives of the very few women in history with careers in Mathematics. It should be updated or extended to two volumes to include the work of more recent women mathematicians.Would do well to include interviews with living women now working in this field.The end of each chapter includes examples of the type of work each woman was interested in, with exercises and activities. Good resource book
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This was assigned as part of a 'women in math' class at my uni. I love hearing about these women's lives. I also love the exercises at the end of each biography. They are very simple so that even non-math majors can grasp the fundamental concepts of each chapter. As a math major, it's kind of relaxing to do these exercises. I do believe this book encourages an interest in mathematics.
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