I Wish I Knew That by Michael Goldsmith

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Math, so often a mystery to children, is simply explained in I Wish I Knew That Math. With clear, commonsense explanations of mathematical concepts and fun and interesting applications, this book is a great way to increase your understanding of math. The concepts addressed include, but are certainly not limited to:

Basic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division The math behind money The connections between math and music Irrational numbers – Why did Pythagoras have one of his followers killed just for talking about the square root of 2? The value of zero Angles – from acute, all the way to reflexive Coordinates and the Cartesian plane Probability – What is the likelihood of being struck by lightning? Logic – induction, deduction and Sherlock Holmes Computers and algorithms Code breaking – from ancient Rome to super computers

With its readable style and engaging examples, I Wish I Knew That: Math can give children a head start or a helping hand in their understanding of math. Even grownups could learn a thing or two that they may have forgotten or maybe things they never learned at all!

About Michael Goldsmith

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Mike Goldsmith, Ph.D., studied astrophysics at Keele University, where he earned his PhD, and is a freelance research scientist. He has written several books for children and lives in Teddington, England.
Published May 10, 2012 by Readers Digest. 144 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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