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A good memory shaker.,
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This review is from: The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from One to Infinity (Paperback)
Some interesting takes on maths that had me smiling, and actually laughing out loud in a couple of places.
Pity maths teachers were the way they were when I was at school, when math was something to be dreaded for the fear of falling asleep and being woken with a clip round the ear - literally in those days!
It helps to know WHY something is done the way it is and, more interestingly, HOW the method came about in one of those "Jeez, how obvious!" moments that no one but the occasional genius has.