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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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            ISBN 9780241343524
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
             

            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Paperback)

            By Parker, Matt

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            What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? How do billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? How does a building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what ha...ppens when maths goes wrong in the real world. As Matt Parker shows us, our modern lives are built on maths: computer programmes, finance, engineering. And most of the time this maths works quietly behind the scenes, until ... it doesn't. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near-misses and mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman empire and a hapless Olympic shooting team, Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. This book shows how, by making maths our friend, we can learn from its pitfalls. It also contains puzzles, challenges, geometric socks, jokes about binary code and three deliberate mistakes. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.
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            ISBN 9780141989143
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics Pure Mathematics 1 Student's Book
             

            Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics Pure Mathematics 1 Student's Book (Paperback, edition)

            By Pearce, Chris; Ball, Helen

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            This book provides in-depth coverage of Pure Mathematics 1 for Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics 9709, for examination from 2020 onwards. With a clear focus on mathematics in life and work, this text builds the key mathematical skills and knowledge that will open... up a wide range of careers and further study.
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            ISBN 9780008257736
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level
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            Eddie Woo's Magical Maths

            Eddie Woo's Magical Maths (Paperback)

            By Woo, Eddie

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            This fun and absorbing maths activity book from one of Australia's most recognisable mathematicians will delight and inspire young readers.

            ISBN 9781760785741
            Published NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Preparing for Career Selection

            Preparing for Career Selection (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Joosten, Vera

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            Contains carefully selected tests and exercises designed to identify and familiarise you with the skills and aptitudes used by employers to recruit jobs, especially those in the Police Force, Australian Defense Force, and the Public Services.

            ISBN 9780170123136
            Published NZ 8 Sep 2005
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

            How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information (Hardback)

            By Cairo, Alberto

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            A leading data visualization expert explores the negative--and positive--influences that charts have on our perception of truth.

            ISBN 9781324001560
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
             

            Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe (Hardback)

            By Strogatz, Steven

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            From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus - how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.

            ISBN 9781328879981
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Aww Easy as 1,2,3

            Aww Easy as 1,2,3 (Paperback)

            The kitchen is the perfect place for children to learn measurements, numbers, fractions, even to tell time. While cooking the simple, delicious recipes from this book such as chicken noodle soup or fairy cakes, kids can be taught all about measuring cups, tablespoons and teaspoon...s.
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            ISBN 9781742450742
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Bauer Media Books
            Interest Age 5-9 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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            Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry
              

            Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry (Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            This new book from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry.

            ISBN 9780007214624
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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