The Mathematics Book is unique. It’s aim is simple – to show that anyone can do it! It is a beautiful how-to-do-it book blended with a lavishly illustrated coffee table volume, especially created for adults and teenagers who have not found mathematics easy or appealing. It will guide the reader through fundamental numeracy areas such as fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, metric units, and statistics. A large number of practice problems are included to help the reader master skills and develop confidence. However, mathematics is so much more than just skill development. This book will also give the reader a global perspective of mathematics – the ideas, people, romance, history, infrastructure, and pivotal role it plays in modern society. Poetry, quotes, and hundreds of illustrations, enhance and clarify the key ideas.
The Mathematics Book answers three big questions.
- What is mathematics?
- What is the point of learning it?
- What do I need to do to learn mathematics?