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Measurement

Measurement

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7 - 12

2012

Paul Lockhart

The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Price $ 67.50

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‘I will never hold a circle in my hand, but I can hold one in my mind. And I can measure it.’

‘I will never hold a circle in my hand, but I can hold one in my mind. And I can measure it.’

Measurement is a book to be read and relished. The author explores complex mathematical ideas about shape and motion and renders them intuitive and graspable. In the first section, the conversation begins at regular polygons and finishes with mechanical curves, taking in symmetry, area, volume, trigonometry and conic sections on the way. The second section ventures into coordinate systems, dimension, vectors, velocity and differential calculus. Lockhart writes clearly, imaginatively and inspirationally, with sound explanations and illuminating diagrams. You will love it!

From the author of A Mathematician’s Lament.

You can hear Paul Lockhart speak on The World of Mathematical Reality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1gT2f3Fe44

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measurement

408

Soft cover

Secondary, General/Geometry, Teacher education

ECA016

ISBN-10: 

ISBN-13: 978-0-674-05755-5