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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Wide World Publishing,U.S.; New edition edition (23 Jan. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 093317473X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933174733
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.8 x 21.5 cm
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This book was a real find. There are so many interesting aspects covered. You will find youself involved more and more in maths and constantly looking around everyday life to see what maths you can come up with! This book is a must for all people who are interested in maths and for the just curious.
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I thoroughly recommend this for all secondary school maths teachers. The separate chapters enabled it to be used for introducing major mathematical topics
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Excellent. Delighted with it!
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Great for uni thank you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Joy of Mathematics for Middle school math 21 July 2012
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I purchased the Joy Mathematics book for ideas to help Middle school students. I'm a volunteer math tutor in a local middle school. And I have found many interesting facts about math which might improve students attitudes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 Jan. 2015
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Excellent Item and Fast Shipping! Thanks!
4.0 out of 5 stars Good gift 2 July 2009
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This was a gift to a person who liked math. The feedback was very good, he liked the book and found it challenging and logical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Countless, clear examples of the math world around you 19 Dec. 2000
By Bill M. - Published on Amazon.com
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Many have sadly been led to believe that math is a cold, lifeless subject limited only to homework assignments and balancing your checkbook. Nothing could be further from the truth, and Pappas books show this. Her "More Joy of Mathematics" shows a vast amount of instances of where math shows up, some math history, and a few visual brain teasers. How are exponents involved in the forging that creates a powerful Samuri sword? How do the properties of an elipse make your car's headlights switch to high-beam? What math can be found in an ocean wave, the strength of a honeycomb pattern, or a nautilus shell? How is math vital to the contruction of musical instruments? Is zero really a "number", and where does the concept come from? What are some currently unsolved problems in mathematics? A total layman could understand most of the book, but to understand all the mini essays you might at least want to have knowledge of math at the high school level.
The book is a fast read, and fun to flip back and forth through, because each example is summarized in its own 1 or 2 page section, with illustrations. The same goes for "Joy of Mathematics" so you don't necessarily have to read that one first; they just contain different sets of examples. And don't think that all the good ideas were already taken for the first book -- "More Joy of Mathematics" is just as exciting to read. Plus it has a single index listing the topics from both this book and the previous one, so if you buy both it's easy to find the article you want by only looking it up once. Perfect gift for a math enthusiast at any level, and it may even covert a few "mathphobes".
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book of Equivalent Quality to Its Predecessor 5 Aug. 2000
By Kari Christopher Seppala - Published on Amazon.com
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If you enjoyed Pappas' "The Joy of Mathematics," then you should love this addition to the set. This book, like its predecessor, contains a diverse collection of concise, insightful discussions about mathematical topics and how they relate to the observed world. It develops ideas with an elegant simplicity by providing the reader with copious amounts of illustrations and diagrams. Pappas communicates mathematical ideas clearly and, unlike some mathematicians, stresses their relation to the lives and experiences of humans. She reveals the appealing aspects of the subject by excluding the technical, logical deductions that most frequently discourage people from studying it. The variety of topics presented in the book displays the versatility of mathematics and its relevance to human knowledge. For students interested in exploring the meaning and significance of mathematics or for teachers lacking the necessary materials to enlighten their students about these topics, this book is ideal.
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