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Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone

Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone

Ivars Peterson, Nancy Henderson

ISBN: 978-0-471-31570-4

Oct 1999, Jossey-Bass

128 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$16.00

Description

There s a new amusement park in town. Come on in and find out all the exciting ways you can have fun with math in everyday life. Wander through the fractal forest, take a ride on the M?obius-strip roller coaster, and get dizzy learning about how math makes the Tilt-A-Whirl possible. The more activities you try, the more you ll learn how cool it can be to see the world through the eyes of a mathematician.

Once you ve sampled some of the interesting and unique projects in Math Trek, from untangling unknots to winning games with weird dice to figuring out secret codes, you ll see that every trip to the MathZone is an exciting adventure!
Do Knot Enter.

The MapZone.

The Crazy Roller Coaster.

Mersenne's Fun House.

The Fractal Pond Race.

Tilt-A-Whirl Madness.

Luck on the Boredwalk.

The Code-Locked Door.

The Wild Game Hall.

Way Out!

Answers.

Glossary.

Further Readings.

Index.