Mathematics Galore!: Masterclasses, Workshops and Team Projects in Mathematics and its Applications

Paperback | May 1, 2001

byChristopher Budd, Christopher Sangwin

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This book is a series of self-contained workshops in mathematics which aim to enthuse and inspire young people, their parents and teachers with the joy and excitement of modern mathematics. Written in an informal style, each chapter describes how novel mathematical ideas relate directly toreal life. The chapters contain both a description of the mathematics and its applications together with problem sheets, their solutions and ideas for further work, project and field trips. Topics include; mazes, folk dancing, sundials, magic, castles, codes, number systems, and slide rules. Thisbook should be accessible to young people from age thirteen upwards and yet contains material which should stretch the brightest students.

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This book is a series of self-contained workshops in mathematics which aim to enthuse and inspire young people, their parents and teachers with the joy and excitement of modern mathematics. Written in an informal style, each chapter describes how novel mathematical ideas relate directly toreal life. The chapters contain both a descri...

Christopher Budd is at Royal Institution. Christopher Sangwin is at University of Birmingham.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198507704

ISBN - 13:9780198507703

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Amazing Mazes2. Dancing with mathematics3. Sundials: how to tell the time without a digital watch4. Magical mathematics5. Castles: mathematics in defence and attack6. How to be a spy: the mathematics of codes and ciphers7. What's in a name?8. Doing the sums

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"This is a book which anyone with an interest in mathematics should enjoy, particulary those looking for innovative teaching ideas." Education in Chemistry