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Think Of A Number

Author : Lines M E
ISBN : 0852741839
Genre : Science
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How many colors are needed to color a map? Must hailstones numbers always fall to the ground? Can statistics prove anything? What is a perfect square, and who has found the ultimate one? How do numbers affect national security? What kinds of problems confront the traveling salesman? Does anyone know how best to pack balls together? What is life like in 4 (or 3 1/2) dimensions? How does a clock count, and why should we care? What number secrets do sunflowers and pine cones conceal? What is a monster doing in mathematics? These and many other fascinating questions about familiar numbers like 1, 2, and 3 are explored in Malcolm Line's second adventure into the world of numbers. Written in a lively and readable style, Think of a Number relates the story of some of the most famous problems that have confronted the world's experts over the centuries, from the earliest interests of the ancient Greeks to the very cutting-edge of modern research involving today's most powerful computers. The book explores the relationship between numbers and nature in its broadest sense and discovers the beauty of fractals and chaos. Requiring little or no prior knowledge of mathematics, this resource will be fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in numbers and their role in the natural world.
Category: Science

Think Of A Number

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 0307588947
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in the Dave Gurney series, Think of a Number is a heart-pounding game of cat and mouse that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates Threatening letters arrive in the mail over a period of weeks, ending with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. But when oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle quickly ignite into a massive serial murder investigation, police are confronted with a baffling killer, one who is fond of rhymes filled with threats and warnings, whose attention to detail is unprecedented, and who has an uncanny knack for disappearing into thin air. Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney, a recently retired NYPD homicide investigator, soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe. Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, Gurney’s tragedy-marred past rises up to haunt him, his marriage approaches a dangerous precipice, and he wonders if he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped. A work that defies easy labels--at once a propulsive masterpiece of suspense and an absorbing immersion in the lives of characters so real we seem to hear their heartbeats--Think of a Number is a novel you’ll not soon forget.
Category: Fiction

Think Of A Number

Author : Grace A. Moss
ISBN : OCLC:819982814
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Think Of A Number

Author : Johnny Ball
ISBN : 9780241255391
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 34.5 MB
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Join TV Presenter, Johnny Ball for an incredible number-filled adventure, cracking secret codes and unravelling mazes Let your child join Johnny Ball on a dazzling maths adventure to infinity and beyond. They'll find out maths isn't just about sums and calculations, but how numbers can take them anywhere! Watch as they learn to test their friends with magic tricks, discover mind-reading techniques and find out about the simple puzzles that stumped the world's brainiest mathematicians for centuries. So if your child thinks maths is boring - help them think again with Johnny Ball!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Think Of A Number

Author : G. A. Moss
ISBN : OCLC:221940317
Genre : Arithmetic
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Category: Arithmetic

Improving Problem Solving Skills For Ages 7 8

Author : Andrew Brodie
ISBN : 9781408194089
Genre : Problem solving
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Improving Problem Solving Skills is a 5 book series which provides repeated, differentiated practice of solving word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Category: Problem solving

Gimmicks And Card Tricks

Author : Paul Zenon
ISBN : 1404210717
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides instructions for how to perform eight magic tricks involving playing cards, memory, and sleight-of-hand.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Aimssec Maths Teacher Support Series Mathematical Thinking In The Lower Secondary Classroom

Author : AIMSSEC
ISBN : 9781316503621
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 46.70 MB
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This series is for maths teachers who want to develop their maths teaching skills. This book is for teachers and educators who want to develop their maths teaching skills where English is the language of instruction. It has been written by the international group of educators based at AIMSSEC, The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre. The book provides practical classroom activities underpinned by sound pedagogy and recent research findings. The activities are designed for teachers working alone or in 'self-help' teachers' workshops. They are designed to develop mathematical thinking and offer immediate practical tools to help deliver this approach.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Essentials Of Key Stage 3 Maths

Author : John Proctor
ISBN : 1905129408
Genre : Mathematics
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Covering levels 3-6, this is a generic revision guide for key stage 3 maths.
Category: Mathematics