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Arithmetic

Paul Lockhart

"Inspiring and informative...deserves to be widely read."--Wall Street Journal"This fun book offers a philosophical take on number systems and revels in the beauty of math."--Science NewsBecause we have ten fingers, grouping by ten seems natural, but twelve would be better for divisibility, and eight is well suited to repeated halving. Grouping by ...
Publish Date
2019
July 15
First Published in 2017
Goodreads rating
3.82
ISBN
9780674237513
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Dec 14, 2020
@BrandauerJ @darrenglass There are lots of fun puzzles at that are connected to unsolved problems in mathematics. If they also like reading and want to know about the development of mathematical ideas, I recommend the books Measurement and Arithmetic by Paul Lockhart.      source