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            Level 3: Calculus Full Pack
              

            Level 3: Calculus Full Pack (Paperback)

            • RRP: $71.99
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            L3 Calculus can be an intimidating subject - but we're here for the journey with you! With this pack, you'll master L3 Maths with our standard walkthrough guides: -Differentiation -Integration -Complex Numbers

            ISBN 1123073
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Level 2: Maths Full Pack
               

            Level 2: Maths Full Pack (Paperback)

            • RRP: $61.99
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            L2 maths is a big step up from L1, but we're ready to come on the journey with you! With this pack, you'll master L2 Maths with our standard walkthrough guides: -Algebra -Calculus -Probability

            ISBN 1123067
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pinker, Steven

            • RRP: $38.00
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            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 9780241380284
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            What's the Point of Maths?
             

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $37.18
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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
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)

            How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) (Hardback)

            By Chivers, Tom; Chivers, David, QC

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A short, practical, timely guide to the tools you need to understand the numbers we read in the news everyday - and how we often get them wrong

            ISBN 9781474619967
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Adam Spencer's Maths 101: The Curly Questions Your Primary School Kids Will Ask You (With the Answers!)
             

            Adam Spencer's Maths 101: The Curly Questions Your Primary School Kids Will Ask You (With the Answers!) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spencer, Adam

            • RRP: $39.99
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              1 Dec 21

            Maths explained for number challenged parents and children

            ISBN 9781743797617
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Paperback)

            By Parker, Matt

            • RRP: $28.00
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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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            Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything

            Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything (Hardback)

            By Ellenberg, Jordan

            • RRP: $50.00
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            How should a democracy choose its representatives? How does disease spread? How do computers teach themselves chess, and why is chess easier for them than analyzing a sentence? What should your kids study in school if they really want to learn to think? All of these are questions... about geometry. Jordan Ellenberg reveals the mathematics behind some of the most important scientific, political and philosophical conundrums we face. The word 'geometry', from the Greek, means 'measuring the world'. If anything, geometry doesn't just measure the world - it explains it. Shape shows us how.
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            ISBN 9780241413524
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch...art the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.
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            ISBN 9780241350362
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            The Art of More: how mathematics created civilisation

            The Art of More: how mathematics created civilisation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brooks, Michael

            • RRP: $38.00
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            Bestselling science writer Michael Brooks takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of civilisation, as he explains why maths is fundamental to our understanding of the world. 1, 2, 3 ... ? The human brain isn't wired for maths; beyond the number 3, it just sees 'more...'. So why bother learning it at all? You might remember studying geometry, calculus, and algebra at school, but you probably didn't realise - or weren't taught - that these are the roots of art, architecture, government, and almost every other aspect of our civilisation. The mathematics of triangles enabled explorers to travel far across the seas and astronomers to map the heavens. Calculus won the Allies the Second World War and halted the HIV epidemic. And the mysterious Pi is one of the essential building blocks of the 21st century. From ancient Egyptian priests to the Apollo astronauts, and Babylonian tax collectors to the MIT professor who invented juggling robots, join Michael Brooks and his extraordinarily eccentric cast of characters in discovering how maths shaped the world.
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            ISBN 9781925849875
            Published NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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