Why Do Buses Come in Threes?

The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life
Author: Rob Eastaway
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1909396621
Category: Mathematics
Page: 300
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With a foreword by Tim Rice, this book will change the way you see the world. Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And what's the connection between a rugby player taking a conversion and a tourist trying to get the best photograph of Nelson's Column? These and many other fascinating questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book, which is ideal for anyone wanting to remind themselves or discover for the first time that maths is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and even life-saving techniques have links with intriguing mathematical problems, as you will find explained here. Whether you have a PhD in astrophysics or haven't touched a maths problem since your school days, this book will give you a fresh understanding of the world around you.

How Long Is a Piece of String?

More Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life
Author: Rob Eastaway
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1909396613
Category: Science
Page: 300
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Why do weather forecasters get it wrong? What are the best tactics for playing"Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"and"The Weakest Link"? And what is the link between a tin of baked beans and a men's urinal? These and many other questions are answered in this book. It is for anyone wanting to remind themselves - or discover for the first time - that maths is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and ranking sportsmen all have links with intriguing mathematical problems that are explained in this book. It reveals the secrets behind some of the best con tricks and the hidden workings of the taxi meter, and explains how epidemics start and stop.

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)


Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393253635
Category: Education
Page: 880
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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

Math Teacher's Survival Guide: Practical Strategies, Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced Teachers, Grades 5-12


Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470574997
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Classroom-tested strategies to help new and experienced math teachers thrive Math teachers must not only instruct their students in basic mathematical skills and concepts, they must also prepare them for standardized tests, provide instruction in the use of technology, and teach problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. At the same time, they must also manage their other responsibilities – taking attendance, planning, grading, record-keeping, disciplining, and communicating with parents and administrators. This book provides efficient and practical information on the management skills necessary to succeed in this most challenging profession. Offers realistic suggestions and strategies for planning and delivering effective math instruction Helps math teachers achieve excellence and continue to be enthusiastic and successful in their teaching careers Includes reproducible forms to help math teachers stay on top of everything they need to do The Math Teacher's Survival Guide contains a wealth of useful tools and strategies that can help any math teacher succeed in the classroom.

Teach Now! Mathematics

Becoming a Great Mathematics Teacher
Author: Julia Upton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317667565
Category: Education
Page: 232
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Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great mathematics teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches, the book guides you through the themes of mathematics teaching and the skills needed to demonstrate learning. Teach Now! Mathematics also offers clear, straightforward advice on classroom practice, lesson planning and working in schools. Teaching and learning, planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, with a host of carefully chosen examples used to demonstrate good practice. Every example is rooted in recent experience in the mathematics classroom. The commonalities of teaching pedagogy across all subjects are discussed but this book gets to the heart of the unique nature of this subject. From building confidence to developing problem-solving skills and mathematical literacy, this book considers what the keys to success are in learning, and hence teaching, mathematics. There are also chapters on dealing with pressure, excelling in observations, finding the right job and succeeding at interview. Throughout the book, there is a great selection of ready-to-use activities, strategies and techniques which will help put you on the fast track to success in the classroom. With a strong emphasis on sparking students’ interest and enthusiasm in mathematics, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding mathematics teacher.

An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics

Mathematics as the Science of Quantity and Structure
Author: J. Franklin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137400730
Category: Mathematics
Page: 308
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Mathematics is as much a science of the real world as biology is. It is the science of the world's quantitative aspects (such as ratio) and structural or patterned aspects (such as symmetry). The book develops a complete philosophy of mathematics that contrasts with the usual Platonist and nominalist options.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen


Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
Category: History
Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Senior High Core Collection

A Selection Guide
Author: Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210861
Category: Best books
Page: 1456
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Senior High School Library Catalog


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Publisher: N.A
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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

How Many Socks Make a Pair?

Surprisingly Interesting Maths
Author: Rob Eastaway
Publisher: JR Books Limited
ISBN: 1907532587
Category: Mathematics
Page: 176
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DIV How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths youÕll discover plenty of new surprises. And if youÕve never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever. /div

Choice


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Uncertainty and Expectation

Strategies for the Trading of Risk
Author: Gerald Ashley
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 188
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In this entertaining and thoughtful book, Gerald Ashley sets out to explain what trading is, and lays out a modus operandi for being a trader and investor. He draws upon market anecdotes and examples from the past, seeking to debunk many myths surrounding financial markets, and to try and make the reader understand the real processes, risks and rewards that drive investment. In particular he examines ideas in market and individual investor behaviour, and questions the usefulness of many of todays standard investment techniques including benchmarks, charts, analysts and 'gurus'. He also lays out simple precepts for understanding investment risk and suggests ideas for managing your investments in today's markets.

Eine mathematische Mystery-Tour durch unser Leben


Author: Marcus du Sautoy
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406621937
Category: Mathematics
Page: 318
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Lesen, lösen und Millionär (oder Mathe-Ass) werden: Das erste Mathe-Buch, das seinen Leser zum Millionär machen kann. Vorausgesetzt, er knackt eines der fünf großen Rätsel, die ihm auf der mathematischen Mystery-Tour dieses Buches begegnen. Für ihre Lösung hat das Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, jeweils ein Preisgeld in Höhe von 1 Million Dollar ausgesetzt. Spektakulär beginnt die mathematische Mystery Tour des Oxforder Mathe-Genies Marcus du Sautoy mit dem Rätsel der nie endenden Primzahlen. Warum wählte David Beckham das Trikot mit der Nummer 23? Und warum hat eine amerikanische Heuschreckenart eine Vorliebe für die Primzahl 17? Es folgen «das Geheimnis der Glückssträhne», «die Sache mit dem nicht zu entschlüsselnden Code» und zwei weitere mysteriöse Fälle der Mathematik. Der Leser erfährt, wie er bei Monopoly gewinnen kann und im Kasino seine Chancen verbessert. Doch damit nicht genug: Das Buch bietet auch Mathematik zum Anfassen und Selbermachen. Auf einer extra zu dem Buch entworfenen Website finden sich Bastelbogen, Spiele, Filme und Experimente. Über das Buch verstreute QR-Codes bieten Gelegenheiten für spontane Ausflüge ins World Wide Web zu den besten Mathe-Seiten. In allem, was wir tun, steckt Mathematik. Du Sautoy zeigt, warum und wie. Und macht seine Leser auf jeden Fall reicher, auch wenn sie das Geheimnis der nie endenden Primzahlen schlussendlich doch nicht lüften sollten.

The Math Behind...

Discover the Mathematics of Everyday Events
Author: Colin Beveridge
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770859982
Category: Mathematics
Page: 192
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"A compilation of everyday events analyzed for their probability of occurring. The odds are determined using mathematical equations and science. An entertaining illustrated reference to the role of mathematics in everyday life. Topics examined are: the human condition, sports and games, traveling from A to B, digital technology, chance and coincidence, and more."--

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Books in Print


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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.