Book Detail

Mathematics: The Study of Numbers, Quantity, and Space

ISBN: 9781622755301

Contributors: Baptiste, Tracey (Editor)

Publisher: Rosen Education Service, 2015

Binding: Hardcover (Readerbound Available)

Retail: $32.70

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Description

This insightful guide to the history and basic concepts of mathematics reveals how math concepts helped to shape society--from the basic counting and units of measurement that facilitated commerce to the kind of surveying techniques and geometry that helped build the Egyptian pyramids. A chronological account of advancements in mathematics ranges Aristotle and al-Khwarizmi (who first used the term "algebra") to high-speed computers and their impact upon the teaching and understanding of mathematics. Readers will also find out how much of ancient arithmetic--like the 60 minute hour--is still part of our everyday life.

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