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Overview Numbers surround us. Just try to make it through a day without using any. It's impossible: telephone numbers, calendars, volume settings, shoe sizes, speed limits, weights, street numbers, microwave timers, TV channels, and the list goes on and on. The many advancements and branches of mathematics were developed through the centuries as people encountered problems and relied upon math to solve them. For instance: What timely invention was tampered with by the Caesars and almost perfected by a pope? Why did ten days vanish in September of 1752? How did Queen Victoria shorten the Sunday sermons at chapel? What important invention caused the world to be divided into time zones? What simple math problem caused the Mars Climate Orbiter to burn up in the Martian atmosphere? What common unit of measurement was originally based on the distance from the equator to the North Pole? Does water always boil at 212 Fahrenheit? What do Da Vinci's Last Supper and the Parthenon have in common? Why is a computer glitch called a "bug"? It's amazing how ten simple digits can be used in an endless number of ways to benefit man. The development of these ten digits and their many uses is the fascinating story you hold in your hands: Exploring the World of Mathematics.
Publishers Description Math doesn't have to be difficult, and John Tiner shows that it can actually be fun. Students of different ages and skill levels can use this fascinating book. Intended as a supplement to a homeschool curriculum, it's more than just a math book. Tracing the history of mathematics principles and theory, it includes stories and tips showing math to be practical for everyday use. It also uses many examples of mathematics from the Bible and explains the timekeeping methods used in biblical times. Included are: Basic mathematical principles including some simple algebra, geometry, and scientific math Egyptian and Greek contributions to mathematics Math involving time, the seasons, and measurement Lots of fun activities illustrating mathematical principles Chapter tests (answers included in back) Over 150 illustrations and diagrams
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Studio: Master Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.82" Width: 8.36" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jun 27, 2005
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
Series Exploring - Master Books
ISBN 0890514127 ISBN13 9780890514122
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More About John Hudson Tiner
John Hudson Tiner received five National Science Foundation teaching fellowships during his 12 years as a teacher of mathematics and science that allowed him to study graduate chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics. He also worked as a mathematician and cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center in St. Louis, MO.
Tiner has received numerous honors for his writing, including the Missouri Writer's Guild award for best juvenile book for Exploring the World of Chemistry. He and his wife, Jeanene, live in Missouri.
John Hudson Tiner currently resides in High Ridge, in the state of Missouri. John Hudson Tiner was born in 1944.
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Exploring the World of Mathematics by John Hudson Tiner Jul 30, 2007
Since I was taking College Algebra this summer, I picked up the book, Exploring the World of Mathematics, to read in order to supplement my understanding of math. Great choice! Not only did I learn more about mathematic principles but I learned more about the history of math, how math applies to everyday life, and even how math is used in scriptures!
I suggest that sometime during your child's 5th-8th grade years, you go through each chapter with him - maybe as a summer course or one day a week on Friday. Most kids will like the book, too, as it teaches them how to solve logic problems that can fool their friends! Like this one: Have your friend secretly choose a number from one to ten. Tell him to add six to the number, double the results, and divide his answer by four. Next subtract half of the original number. When he is done, you can tell him what his number is 100% of the time. You'll have to read the book to find out how!