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Math is universal, but it's also the least understood and most undervalued subject taught in school. Is This Math?: Number Problems for Word People seeks to offer readers an opportunity to experience math like never before. You must use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out how f... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781419732744
Barcode 9781419732744
Published 14 May 2019 by Abrams
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Taylor, Frey
By Wesolowski, Mike
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ISBN-13 9781419732744
ISBN-10 1419732749
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Abrams
Imprint Abrams Image
Publication Date 14 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Taylor, Frey
By Wesolowski, Mike
Category Mathematics
Popular Science
Humour
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 153mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 370g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 510
Catalogue Code 968537

Description of this Book

Math is universal, but it's also the least understood and most undervalued subject taught in school. Is This Math?: Number Problems for Word People seeks to offer readers an opportunity to experience math like never before. You must use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out how far apart two ex-lovers are when they simultaneously realize that they cannot live without each other. You must use addition (and logic) to explore the ridiculous (and patriarchal!) wage gap. Throughout six math-themed chapters, readers will follow a series of characters as they apply for jobs, fall in love, get abducted by aliens, and experience many of life's other big and small moments, all of which are dictated by--you guessed it--math! With the help of humor, mathematical history, and how-to-solve sections, Is This Math? asks readers to help its characters find growth in the most unexpected of places: word problems. And the answers are, of course, in the back.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Taylor Marie Frey and Mike Wesolowski met at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and have been writing together since 2011. Taylor has worked as an actor (Roadies, Carol), and Mike is a comedian who writes for Runt of The Web. In 2014, they founded the sketch comedy group Dallas Spiders Club, which performed a sold-out year-long residency at Under St. Marks Theater in Manhattan. They are currently writing their first full-length screenplay, a mathematical mystery comedy.

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