Math Games for Middle School: Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every LevelPaperback
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- Publisher: Chicago Review Press
- Format: Paperback | 184 pages
- Dimensions: 180mm x 254mm x 13mm | 340g
- Publication date: 1 July 1998
- Publication City/Country: Chicago
- ISBN 10: 1556522886
- ISBN 13: 9781556522888
- Illustrations note: Ill.
- Sales rank: 445,916
From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, graphing, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle-school math with problems that kids want to solve: Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get? Intriguing facts about the history of math show what a human creation it is: Both the Maya and the Hindus of India invented the concept of zero, but the Maya did it first by 400 years; in 1858 Mr. William Shanks, a British mathematician, hand-calculated pi to 707 decimal digits and had them inscribed on his tombstone! Alas, the last 200 or so were wrong.
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"Outstanding resource invites youngsters to sharpen their math skills and learn new ways to solve a variety of math problems."" --Children's Literature "