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Two trains leave Paris : number problems for word people / Taylor Marie Frey + Mike Wesolowski ; illustrations by Patrick Torres ; [foreword by Dr. Samuel Evens, professor of mathematics, University of Notre Dame].

Frey, Taylor Marie, (author.). Wesolowski, Mike, (author.). Torres, Patrick, (illustrator.). Evens, Sam, 1961- (writer of foreword.).

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Summary:

Math is universal, but it's also the least understood and most undervalued subject taught in school. This book seeks to offer readers an opportunity to experience math like never before. You must use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out how far apart two ex-lovers are when they simultaneously realize that they cannot live without each other. You must use addition (and logic) to explore the ridiculous (and patriarchal!) wage gap. Throughout six math-themed chapters, readers will follow a series of characters as they apply for jobs, fall in love, get abducted by aliens, and experience many of life's other big and small moments, all of which are dictated by math. With the help of humor, mathematical history, and how-to-solve sections, the authors ask readers to help the characters find growth in the most unexpected of places: word problems. And the answers are, of course, in the back.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 510.76 F897 (Text) 37801000636967 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/10/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419732744 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1419732749 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams Image, [2019]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Chapter Zero -- Chapter One: Algebra -- Chapter Two: Geometry -- Chapter Three: Trigonometry -- Chapter Four: Calculus -- Chapter Five: Probability & Statistics -- Chapter Six: You're invited -- Some answers.
Summary, etc.:
Math is universal, but it's also the least understood and most undervalued subject taught in school. This book seeks to offer readers an opportunity to experience math like never before. You must use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out how far apart two ex-lovers are when they simultaneously realize that they cannot live without each other. You must use addition (and logic) to explore the ridiculous (and patriarchal!) wage gap. Throughout six math-themed chapters, readers will follow a series of characters as they apply for jobs, fall in love, get abducted by aliens, and experience many of life's other big and small moments, all of which are dictated by math. With the help of humor, mathematical history, and how-to-solve sections, the authors ask readers to help the characters find growth in the most unexpected of places: word problems. And the answers are, of course, in the back.
Subject: 0 Word problems (Mathematics). 6500 Problem solving. 6500 Mathematics.
Problem solving.
Mathematics.

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