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!