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Sunday 2 February 2020

Review: What's The Point of Maths?

Have you ever wondered how to predict a comet, how to read a treasure map, or how to write your birthday in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics? These and many more amazing uses for maths are covered in this fun and fascinating book.

What's the Point of Maths? provides over thirty distinct ways people have used, and continue to use, maths in everyday life, from counting in ancient and modern civilizations, to finding ways to tell the time, to making aerospace calculations.

This book will show you how to count to sixty using your hands, how to work out who got the biggest piece of pizza in the family, how maths is the key to understanding morse code and how to spot the best discount in a sale.

This book will convince everyone, from lovers of maths to those who are not so sure, of the value to be found in the wonderful world of maths.

Title: What's The Point of Maths?
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley, $24.99
Publication Date: 7 January 2020
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241343524
For ages: 9+
Type: Non-fiction