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Math Games for Middle School : Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every Level (Paperback)

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From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle school math with problems that kids want to solve: Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get?” Intriguing facts about the history of math show what a human creation it is, and human errors are revealed through explorations of both Maya and Hindu concepts of zero as well as Mr. William Shanks’ 1858 attempt at hand-calculating pi.
From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, graphing, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle-school math with problems that kids want to solve: “Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get?” Intriguing facts about the history of math show what a human creation it is: Both the Maya and the Hindus of India invented the concept of zero, but the Maya did it first by 400 years; in 1858 Mr. William Shanks, a British mathematician, hand-calculated pi to 707 decimal digits and had them inscribed on his tombstone! Alas, the last 200 or so were wrong.
Number of Pages: 168
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Mathematics / General, Games + Activities / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Age Range: Teen
Author: Mario Salvadori
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 1998
TCIN: 11732935
UPC: 9781556522888
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-4755
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