Not Your Average Maths Book
Not Your Average Maths Book presents a fun and accessible look at numbers, filled with great facts and fascinating insights into numbers, their history and the mathematicians who made key breakthroughs in their fields.
From how long it would take to count to a billion, to why bubbles are always round, to what the ham sandwich theorem is, this book answers all these questions and many many more!
Not Your Average Maths Book looks at how maths is useful in our everyday lives, from how it is useful on the construction site to how algorithms dictate what music we listen to on our smart phones, as well as setting out a short history of maths, starting with the first written numbers, from 43,000 years ago, through all the major mathematical discoveries right up to the present day!
Complete with a mathemetician's hall of fame, highlighting some of the brilliant minds who have advanced our understanding of numbers, to awards for the most special numbers as well as explanations of what makes them so great, this book will fascinate budding mathematicians or children keen to learn about more about the world around them.
Filled with facts, and with fun illustrated layouts and graphics to help visualise the concepts, Not Your Average Maths Book is a perfect extracurricular companion to help inspire a love of maths and numbers in kids.
About the Author:
Anna Weltman is an author and math teacher, with a passion for showing kids how math is present in the world all around us. She is co-founder of Math Munch, an online resource that provides a digest of mathematics for children and parents. The award-winning This is Not a Maths Book, written by Anna, was published by Ivy Kids in 2015.
Paul Boston studied illustration and design at Brighton University, England, and is inspired by 1950s children’s books, antique maps and diagrams, 17th Century engravings, Gothic art, and Japanese prints. Paul’s charming depictions of people and places have been commissioned for global advertising campaigns, publishing projects, and editorial commissions.
Size: 25 x 29.7cm
Format: Juvenile - Paperback 96 Pages
Reading Age: 7 - 11 years