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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Badsey Publications; 2nd Revised edition edition (2 Jan. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954656202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954656201
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 19.4 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 642,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This delightful A4 book is a must for every school library. Beautifully illustrated in full colour..." (on the First Edition) -- Sue Pope in Mathematics Teaching

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Ever wondered how 7-UP got its name, or what you would measure in oktas? Discover the answers in 'Numbers: Facts, Figures and Fiction' for pupils aged 7-11. Full of mathematical facts, problems and anecdotes, 'Numbers' provides ideas for teaching, project work or displays. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alison Pike on 9 Nov. 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent. It interests the reader in numbers. You can be between 5 and 95 to enjoy it. The facts vary from the useful to the unhelpful, the level of mathematics from basic to A level. All school libraries should have a copy. All primary teachers should use the facts from 1-31 to give an interest to the date. All secondary teachers should use it to excite students in the relevance of mathematics and how it is the science of patterns.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book Beaver on 13 Jan. 2012
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This is a superb aid to mathematics teachers who wish to enthuse and enthrall their students and for all those who wish to have a reference book about number which is easy on the eye, easy to understand buut never light-weight, and always entertaining.
This book which had a period out of print is extremely well illustrated with photos and diagrams. It usually has two full A4 pages on every number up to 13, a page on the numbers from 14 to 42 and then a generous paragraph on every number from 43 to 200.
There is then a fact on every number from 201 to 999; and then information on a few large numbers such as 666, 1000 and 1729.
This is a most attractive and informative book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John M Clarke on 4 Jun. 2010
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Not a bad little read. Not very taxing on the mathematical side of the brain. I did find the size of the book quite uncomfortable to hold due to A4 format. Fun book to read and some fascinating facts. Not a serious read. Maybe it's not written that way?
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 April 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book brings numbers alive. It gives insights into how numbers appear everyday, how numbers help form patterns and the interconnection between types of number. It is accesible to a 10 yr old, yet provides challenges for all levels of Mathematics up to degree. It should be in every Maths teachers collection and ALL school libraries.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Every Day Counts 28 April 2001
By Cynthia N. Broyer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am an elementary school teacher and I love this book! I use it to supplement our Every Day Counts exploration of the day of the school year we are on. It provides background on squared numbers, cubed numbers, Fibonacci numbers, etc. The kids love to be challenged with facts like "Today's number can be made by 9 consecutive double-digit numbers. What are they?" Buy this book if you teach mathemtics or love numbers.
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Publisher's Review 2 May 2004
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Format: Paperback
Have you ever wondered how Room 101 got its name, or what you measure in oktas? Which number links Alice in Wonderland, rainbows and the Egyptian Book of the Dead? You will find the answers in Numbers. The book is full of facts, both mathematical and cultural, tantalising problems and anecdotes. A light-hearted reference book for all ages.
This new edition has been updated with dozens of new articles, illustrations and photographs. The main entries span the numbers from zero to 200.
Some press comments on the first edition -
"Beautifully and devotedly made, this large thin book is a cheerful and eccentric guide to the integers..."
- Philip and Phylis Morrison in Scientific American
"This delightful A4 book is a must for every school library. Beautifully illustrated in full colour..."
- Sue Pope in Mathematics Teaching
Contents -
- Introduction
- From 0 to 200
- From 201 to 999
- A few large numbers
- Hints, answers & more questions
- Further reading
- Index
Originally published in hardback by Cambridge University Press in 1994. This second edition published by Badsey Publications in 2004.
A4 portrait (210 x 297mm), paperback, 144 pages, 332 photographs and 146 other illustrations in full colour. ISBN 0954656202.
Great book to have available for curious browsing or for ... 8 July 2014
By C. Manning - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book to have available for curious browsing or for more disciplined study... It introduces prime and composite numbers in an interesting way and stimulates thought about basic number theory. Mathematics is "the science of patterns," according to Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin, and anyone who can read can start discovering those patterns through this book.
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