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Everyday STEM Math—Amazing Math

Everyday STEM Math—Amazing Math

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: December 27th, 2022
Publisher:
Kingfisher
ISBN:
9780753478424
Pages:
48
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Description

Discover how math is part of our daily lives with Everyday STEM Math—Amazing Math.

Mathematics is not just working out sums and equations for school—it's all around us and used in everyday situations. From photography and cooking to ballet and fashion design—math is the building block of everything! Discover how watching rabbits and bees developed into a famous sequence, see the ancient Egyptians apply math to pyramid building, and meet the inspirational mathematicians who brought numbers and symbols to life, including Marjorie Lee Browne, Archimedes, and Maryam Mirzakhani. A "try this at home" section shows readers how math helps you to read minds and how a sequence can turn you into an artist.

With easy-to-understand text written by math expert Lou Abercrombie, and lots of colorful artworks, photos, and diagrams, readers can best explore where we encounter math and why it’s even important at all.

The Everyday STEM series makes science relevant to tweens. Instead of telling kids STEM is important and is the key to their future success, these books show readers how we use science, technology, engineering, and math in our everyday lives. While the topics sound high-level and complex, this series makes these concepts age-appropriate and accessible. So, while we can’t promise to teach 9 to 11-year-olds quantum physics, we can explain in the simplest terms the practical applications of STEM.

About the Author

Lou Abercrombie left Durham University with a First Class Math degree before getting a job in television, where she worked first as an Audio Engineer and then as a Post Production Manager. She is the author of Fig Swims the World, which is inspired by her love of wild swimming.