Understanding Numbers: Simplify Life's Mathematics. Decode The World Around You.: 20 Thought-provoking Lessons

April 9, 2019|
Understanding Numbers: Simplify Life's Mathematics. Decode The World Around You.: 20 Thought-provoking Lessons by Marianne Freiberger
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"Simple, clear explanations of twenty ways in which mathematics helps us to understand practical issues of everyday life. Suitable for teenagers and adults, and beautifully produced. Highly recommended!"- Professor Ian Stewart, bestselling author ofThe Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Mathematics is anindispensable tool for life. From the systems that underpin our newsfeeds, through to the data analysis that informs our health and financial decisions, to the algorithms that power how we search online -mathematics is at the heart of how our modern world functions.

In 20 dip-in lessons,Understanding Numbersexplainshow and why mathematics fuels your worldand arms you with the knowledge tomake wiser choices in all areas of your life.

• Make sense of health statistics
• Understand the mathematics behind political voting systems
• Get to grips with how online search tools work
• Discover how mathematics can create the perfect city

Rachel ThomasandMarianne Freibergerare the editors ofPlusmagazine, which publishes articles from the world''s top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport.Before joiningPlusin 2001, Rachel was a math consultant in Australia working for government and industry. She recently edited the...
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Title:Understanding Numbers: Simplify Life's Mathematics. Decode The World Around You.: 20 Thought-provoking Lessons
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:April 9, 2019
Publisher:White Lion Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781781318157

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