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Think Of A Number

Author : John Verdon
ISBN : 9780141960111
Genre : Fiction
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Think of a Number is the chilling debut from John Verdon. It begins with a letter . . . The letter contains a request - think of a number, any number - and a sealed envelope. Inside the envelope is that number. When Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he's been receiving, it is at first little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. Until the acquaintance is brutally killed. Suddenly Gurney finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that makes no sense. The killer seems to have known his victim intimately. How else was he able to predict his victim's thoughts, even his actions? How did he know his darkest secrets? The killer is smart and he is playing with the police. Gurney needs to be smarter if he's going to catch him, but this seems only to be the beginning. And the killer alone knows where it will end. Think of a Number is the debut from John Verdon and is the first in a series starring the retired detective Dave Gurney. In the tradition of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay, John Verdon's unique high-concept plot and memorable cast of series characters will be a major hit with thriller fans. Subsequent titles include let The Devil Sleep and Shut Your Eyes Tight. Praise for John Verdon: 'The best thriller I've read in a long, long time' Tess Gerritsen 'Wow! Totally absorbing, brilliantly written. The best book I've read this year' The Sun John Verdon, a former Manhattan advertising executive, lives with his wife on a small hilltop in upstate New York. His first two Dave Gurney novels are Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight.
Category: Fiction

Think Of A Number

Author : Johnny Ball
ISBN : 9780241255391
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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 : 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 : Russell Grant
ISBN : 0992939518
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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

Puzzles And Games That Make Kids Think Grade 6

Author : Garth Sundem
ISBN : 9781420625660
Genre : Education
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Includes over 175 picture, word, number and logic activities to help students increase scores on problem-solving tests.
Category: Education

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

Author : AIMSSEC
ISBN : 9781316503621
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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

Thinking Strategies Subtraction

Author : Celia Baron
ISBN : 1553790154
Genre : Education
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Help your students master the basic subtraction facts. Based on current research, the program offers easy-to-follow lessons that use a variety of thinking strategies and helpful models to support understanding number concepts, recognizing patterns, and making connections. This resource includes: reproducible student activity sheets partner games card games built-in practice diagnostic sheets parent-involvement opportunities Teachers can use Thinking Strategies: Subtraction with the entire class, n small groups, or with individual students. Thinking Strategies: Subtraction is one book in the Thinking Strategies series, a series for elementary teachers who want help their students master the basic facts.
Category: Education

Think Of A Number Dave Gurney No 1

Author : Hanzo Adem
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An extraordinary fiction debut, Think of a Number is an exquisitely plotted novel of suspense that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates, forcing its deeply troubled characters to moments of startling self-revelation. Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration, "Think of any number...picture see how well I know your secrets." Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD's top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation. What police are confronted with is a completely 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. Even more disturbing, the scale of his ambition seems to widen as events unfold. Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney 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 finally, a dark, cold fear builds that he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped. In the end, fighting to keep his bearings amid a whirlwind of menace and destruction, Gurney sees the truth of what he’s become – what we all become when guilty memories fester – and how his wife Madeleine’s clear-eyed advice may be the only answer that makes sense.

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

Key Maths

Author : David Baker
ISBN : 074875511X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Full-colour special resources for pupils entering Key Stage 3 at level 2 upwards. Running parallel to mainstream Key Maths, they are paced to support a broad range of lower-ability and ESL pupils. Special Resource 7 Teachers File has been fully revised and updated to take account of the new 2000 National Curriculum. New features include homework sheets, chapter tested, ICT support and lesson openers and enders to further develop numeracy requirements.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Scarne On Card Tricks

Author : John Scarne
ISBN : 9780486317151
Genre : Games
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Marvelous treasury of card magic presents exact details of 155 professional card tricks that anyone can learn. Card wizard John Scarne reworked these tricks to eliminate the need for sleight-of-hand. Simple instructions and clear diagrams illustrate Houdini's "Card on the Ceiling," Blackstone's "Card Trick Without Cards," Milton Berle's "Quickie Card Deal," more.
Category: Games

Secrets Of Mind Reading Telepathy Revealed

Author : Donald D. Engstrand
ISBN : 9781469122649
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Key Maths

Author : Roma Harvey
ISBN : 0748753079
Genre : Mathematics
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Running parallel to mainstream Key Maths, they are paced to support a broad range of lower-ability and ESL pupils. Special Resource 9 includes a new certificate 'Roadway' to motivate pupils; an SATs Navigation to provide additional support for the teacher in preparations and lesson openers and enders to further develop areas of numeracy.
Category: Mathematics

C And The 8051

Author : Thomas W. Schultz
ISBN : 158961237X
Genre : Computers
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This totally reworked book combines two previous books with material on networking. It is a complete guide to programming and interfacing the 8051 microcontroller-family devices for embedded applications.
Category: Computers

Resources For Teaching Mathematics 14 16

Author : Colin Foster
ISBN : 9781441137241
Genre : Education
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This book contains 70 ready-to-use mathematics lessons suitable for students aged 14-16. Some lessons offer alternative routes through the curriculum, such as practising indices by solving radical equations, while others concentrate on difficult ideas, like appreciating that not all mathematical relationships are linear. Each plan consists of a teacher's sheet, providing: • the aims and objectives of the lesson • a lesson starter, main phase, plenary and homework ideas, each with suggested timeframes • guidance on how to adapt the activities to cater for students working at different levels; and • online resources, including links to useful websites, material to display on the whiteboard and additional ideas. Each plan also includes a photocopiable or downloadable student task sheet that corresponds to the teacher's sheet. The lessons focus on problem solving and putting mathematics into context, and are an essential resource for any busy teacher of mathematics.
Category: Education

Introduction To Mathematical Thinking

Author : Friedrich Waismann
ISBN : 9780486167428
Genre : Mathematics
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Examinations of arithmetic, geometry, and theory of integers; rational and natural numbers; complete induction; limit and point of accumulation; remarkable curves; complex and hypercomplex numbers; more. Includes 27 figures. 1959 edition.
Category: Mathematics