Mathematical Journeys (Paperback)

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Have you ever wondered what mathematics has to do with your life? Mathematical Journeys explains and illustrates some of the secrets that math holds and how, when and where its ideas evolved and are headed. Whether it's delving into Fibonacci numbers or following the path of a point along a rotating wheel, the mathematics behind these ideas touches many aspects of our lives. Mathematical Journeys explores and explains how. Mathematical Journeys is designed for teachers, homeschoolers, distance learning, and anyone seeking to get a feeling for what mathematics is all about. Pick up a copy. Be prepared to stimulate the left side of the brain while tantalizing the right side. Whether you are an internet learner or like printed books, Mathematical Journeys will let you explore and enjoy math from both sides.

About the Author


Theoni Pappas is passionate about mathematics. A native Californian, Pappas received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1966 and her M.A. from Stanford University in 1967. She taught high school and college mathematics for nearly two decades, then turned to writing a remarkable series of innovative books which reflect her commitment to demystifying mathematics and making the subject more approachable. Through her pithy, nonthreatening and easily comprehensible style, she breaks down mathematical prejudices and barriers to help one realize that mathematics is a dynamic world of fascinating ideas that can be easily accessible to the layperson. Her math calendars and over 18 math books appeal to both young and adult audiences alike. Three of her books have been Book-of-the Month Club selections, and her Joy of Mathematics was selected as a Pick of the Theoni Pappas is passionate about mathematics. A native Californian, Pappas received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1966 and her M.A. from Stanford University in 1967. She taught high school and college mathematics for nearly two decades, then turned to writing a remarkable series of innovative books which reflect her commitment to demystifying mathematics and making the subject more approachable. Through her pithy, nonthreatening and easily comprehensible style, she breaks down mathematical prejudices and barriers to help one realize that mathematics is a dynamic world of fascinating ideas that can be easily accessible to the layperson.Her math calendars and over 18 math books appeal to both young and adult audiences alike. Three of her books have been Book-of-the Month Club selections, and her Joy of Mathematics was selected as a Pick of the Paperbacks. Her books have been translated foreign languages which include Japanese, Finnish, French, Slovakian, Czech, Korean, Turkish, Russian, Thai, simplified and traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, and Spanish. In 2000 Pappas received the University of California Alumni Association's Excellence in Achievement Award for her work on books and other innovative products that deal with mathematics. She currenttly lives in Palo Alto, CA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781884550805
ISBN-10: 1884550800
Publisher: Wide World Publishing
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: English