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            What's the Use?: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics

            What's the Use?: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics (Hardback, Main)

            By Stewart, Professor Ian

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            A bestselling author tries to rehabillitate a much-maligned field.

            ISBN 9781781259412
            Released NZ 19 Aug 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life
             

            The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life (Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            From the author of 'The Music of the Primes' and 'Finding Moonshine' comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved -- and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths.

            ISBN 9780007309863
            Released NZ 13 May 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Fractal Models Book
              

            The Fractal Models Book (Paperback)

            By Sharratt, Kenneth

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            The Fractal Models book contains a series of hands-on activities designed to introduce and explore the concept of fractals to students and the interested individual. The companion volume, the Fractal Activity book provides some associated activities.

            ISBN 9781913565206
            Released NZ 29 May 2021
            Publisher Tarquin Publications
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
             

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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              28 Sep 21

            Humans today are often portrayed as cavemen out of time, poised to react to a lion in the grass with a suite of biases, blind spots, and illusions. But cognitive scientist and rational optimist Steven Pinker argues that this cannot be the whole picture. A list of the ways in whic...h we are stupid cannot explain how we're so smart: how we discovered the laws of nature, transformed the planet, and lengthened and enriched our lives. Indeed, if humans were fundamentally irrational, how did they discover the benchmarks for rationality against which humans fall short? The topic could not be more timely. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that sequenced the genome and detected the Big Bang produce so much fake news, conspiracy theories, and 'post-truth' rhetoric? Rationality explains the key tools for rational thinking, guiding the reader through the basics of logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and helping us to make rational choices alone and with others. Rationality matters. As the world reels from foolish choices made in the past and dreads a future that may be shaped by senseless choices in the present, rationality may be the most important asset that citizens and influencers command. Steven Pinker, the great defender of human progress, having documented how the world is not falling apart, now shows how we can enhance rationality in our lives and in the public sphere. Rationality is the perfect toolkit to seize our own fates.
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            ISBN 9780241380277
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Numb and Number: How to Avoid Being Mystified by the Mathematics of Modern Life

            Numb and Number: How to Avoid Being Mystified by the Mathematics of Modern Life (Hardback, Main)

            By Hartston, William

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            An entertaining exploration of the misuse of mathematics in our everyday lives that shows how we can combat the rising tide of misinformation.

            ISBN 9781838950842
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Mathematics of Everyday Life
             

            The Mathematics of Everyday Life (Hardback)

            By Posamentier, Alfred S.; Spreitzer, Christian

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            If you think of mathematics as a series of pointless classroom exercises without much relevance to real life, this book will change your mind. As the authors show, math is deeply embedded in almost every aspect of daily life--from managing your personal finances, making consumer ...purchases, and sharpening your computational skills, to learning to apply mathematical concepts that will give you a better grasp of both ordinary and extraordinary events and help you better appreciate the world we live in. With some basic geometry under your belt, you'll discover that there is an optimal point on a soccer field from which to shoot a goal. And you'll be more clever with the gears of a bike. If you like to play cards or go to the casino, knowing something about probability will give you an edge. You'll also have an enhanced understanding of the whispering effect inside the Capitol rotunda, why a car's headlights are so bright, and even why sewer covers are round. After reading this entertaining and instructive book, you'll come away with a whole new awareness of how elegantly mathematics explains everyday experiences and observations--from present day items to classical art and architecture.
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            ISBN 9781633883871
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics
             

            Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics (Hardback)

            By Alexander, Stephon

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            A cosmologist argues that physics must embrace the excluded, listen to the unheard, and be unafraid of being wrong. Years ago, cosmologist Stephon Alexander received life-changing advice: to discover real physics, he needed to stop memorizing and start taking risks. In Fear of a ...Black Universe, Alexander shows that great physics requires us to think outside the mainstream -- to improvise and rely on intuition. His approach leads him to three principles that shape all theories of the universe: the principle of invariance, the quantum principle, and the principle of emergence. Alexander uses them to explore some of physics' greatest mysteries, from what happened before the big bang to how the universe makes consciousness possible. Drawing on his experience as a Black physicist, he makes a powerful case for diversifying our scientific communities. Compelling and empowering, Fear of a Black Universe offers remarkable insight into the art of physics.
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            ISBN 9781541699632
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Basic Books
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            Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade K
              

            Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade K (Paperback)

            By Boaler, Jo; Munson, Jen; Williams, Cathy

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            Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling t...asks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the kindergarten-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message-that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual math tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that: There is no such thing as a math person - anyone can learn mathematics to high levels. Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth. Speed is unimportant in mathematics. Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics. With engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and can be used with any current curriculum.
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            ISBN 9781119357605
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mindset Mathematics
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            Math Without Numbers

            Math Without Numbers (Hardback)

            By Beckman, Milo

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            The only numbers in this book are the page numbers. Math Without Numbers is a vivid and wholly original guide to the three main branches of abstract math - topology, analysis, and algebra - which turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. Milo Beckerman upends the conventional ap...proach to mathematics, inviting you to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and how these concepts all fit together. How many shapes are there? Is anything bigger than infinity? And can mathematics even be described as 'true'?
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            ISBN 9780241507575
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Paradoxes in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy
             

            Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Paradoxes in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cook, Matt

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              2 Nov 21

            Exploring more than seventy-five well-known paradoxes in mathematics, philosophy, physics, and the social sciences showing how reason and logic can dispel the illusion of contradiction.

            ISBN 9780262542296
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mit Press
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