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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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            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too
             

            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too (Hardback)

            By Sumpter, David

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. An...d, surprisingly, it isn't their technical details that give them an edge. It is the way these equations allow them to view problems from a different angle -- a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. In this eye-opening book, mathematician David Sumpter reveals the formulas that make the modern world go round, and how we can use them to better our chances of success, solidify friendships and live healthier lives, to guard against failure and financial ruin, and to see through scaremongering. Writing with clarity and wit, Sumpter explains how the same equations that are integral to Facebook can help you to work out how long to persist with a difficult task or how many episodes of a new Netflix series to watch before giving up. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations shows how maths can truly change our way of understanding the world.
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            ISBN 9780241404546
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Surviving Lockdown: Human Nature in Social Isolation
             

            Surviving Lockdown: Human Nature in Social Isolation (Paperback)

            By Cohen, David

            • RRP: $30.99
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            • Pub Date
              21 Oct 20

            2020 has been the year of the virus, and it will not be a mere footnote in history. This book reflects on the unprecedented changes to our lives and the impact on our behaviour as we lived through social isolation during the global Covid-19 pandemic. From sociable creatures of ha...bit, we were forced into a period of uncertainty, restriction and risk, physically separated from families and friends. Packed with guidance and coping strategies for lockdown, top psychologist, David Cohen, explores the impact of this wide-spread quarantine on our relationships, our children, our mental health and our daily lives. Benedictine monks, hermit popes, Dorothy Sayers, Daniel Defoe (who made the isolated Robinson Crusoe a hero), Sigmund Freud and a rabbi's angry dog are all among the cast of characters as we are taken on a whistle-stop tour through plagues in history and brain science, to the importance of introspection and how to make meaning from lockdown. In his trademark entertaining style, he examines the psychology behind our behaviour during this unusual time to discover what we can learn about human nature, what lessons we can learn for the future, and whether we will.
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            ISBN 9780367613013
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
             

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation.
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            ISBN 9780241438107
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

            • RRP: $47.99
            • $47.99
            • Pub Date
              31 Oct 20

            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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            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers
             

            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harford, Tim

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Using his trademark narrative skills, Tim Harford takes us deep into the world of statistics and shows how important and powerful they can be

            ISBN 9781408712238
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
             

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardback)

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation. Bergstrom and West will help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it -- even within yourself -- and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather. Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of scepticism.
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            ISBN 9780241327234
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition

            The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

            By Dawkins, Richard

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            The 40th anniversary edition of the million copy international bestseller, with a new epilogue from the author. As relevant and influential today as when it was first published, this classic exposition of evolutionary thought, widely hailed for its stylistic brilliance and deep s...cientific insights, stimulated whole new areas of research.
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            ISBN 9780198788607
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2016
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Landmark Science
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            The Infinite Game
             

            The Infinite Game (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sinek, Simon

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            The New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game? In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explo...re how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business.
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            ISBN 9780241385630
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Preparing for Career Selection

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

            By Joosten, V.

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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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