- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Wiley (January 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780471329749
- ISBN-13: 978-0471329749
- ASIN: 0471329746
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,736,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Strength in Numbers: Discovering the Joy and Power of Mathematics in Everyday Life
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From the Back Cover
What do two goats and a car have to do with making good decisions? Was the golden ratio used to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu? Can it be that some numbers are unmistakably ""hot,"" while others are inherently ""cool""? With his infectiously enthusiastic and engaging style, award-winning teacher and author Sherman K. Stein offers a new appreciation for mathematics, from the beauty of its logic (""as inevitable and memorable as a Mozart symphony"") to its amazing power and pervasiveness in our lives. Requiring no math knowledge beyond basic arithmetic and high school geometry, Strength in Numbers is an enlightening introduction to all the math you'll ever need.
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The author analyzed 121 million jobs (from 1992) and categorized them by the level of math required. They all required at least a 4th-6th grade level. One-third required math through calculus. Very illuminating.
I've always been more into reading and writing. I decided to challenge myself with some math reading. Sherman Stein makes most of it understandable!
I highly recommend this book to all levels of math students AND math teachers.