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Math Trek : Adventures in the Math Zone - Ivars Peterson

Math Trek

Adventures in the Math Zone

Paperback Published: 14th October 1999
ISBN: 9780471315704
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 10 - 18 years old

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Did you ever imagine that learning math could be as much fun as a roller coaster ride? Check out the MathZone!Take a wild and wacky trip to the Math Zone where you can venture into the Fractal Forest, ride a Mobius roller coaster, and stroll along the Boredwalk, all while learning math! Filled with interesting and fun projects, Math Trek helps kids discover math in everyday life. From untangling knots to winning games with weird dice, kids will be amazed at the math tricks they can do. Kids, parents, and teachers will see that exploring math can be full of adventure. * More than 40 activities explore Mobius strips, secret codes, primes, fractals, chaos, and much more. * Eye-catching art and entertaining sidebars help illustrate each concept. Ivars Peterson (Washington, D.C.) is an award winning mathematics writer known for his popular books The Jungles of Randomness, The Mathematical Tourist, and Islands of Truth. He also writes about mathematics for Science News and Muse magazines. Nancy Henderson (Washington, D.C.) is a freelance writer and editor whose articles have appeared in New Scientist, Science and Children, U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, and many other publications.

Do Knot Enter.

The MapZone.

The Crazy Roller Coaster.

Mersenne's Fun House.

The Fractal Pond Race.

Tilt-A-Whirl Madness.

Luck on the Boredwalk.

The Code-Locked Door.

The Wild Game Hall.

Way Out!



Further Readings.


ISBN: 9780471315704
ISBN-10: 0471315702
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10 - 18 years old
For Grades: 5 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 14th October 1999
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1