The Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 23, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 264 pages
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Learn about the boy who - could read and add numbers when he was three years old, - thwarted his teacher by finding a quick and easy way to sum the numbers 1-100, - attracted the attention of a Duke with his genius, and became the man who... - predicted the reappearance of a lost planet, - discovered basic properties of magnetic forces, - invented a surveying tool used by professionals until the invention of lasers. Based on extensive research of original and secondary sources, this historical narrative will inspire young readers and even curious adults with its touching story of personal achievement.

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User Review  - Angie Libert - Goodreads

The actual retelling of "Fred" from Life of Fred! I loved it and so did the kids. His life was absolutely inspirational. He was so blessed to have had the opportunity to live out his life passion and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jean-marc Krikorian - Goodreads

In reading some of the other books on mathematics I've been reading of late, Carl Frederich Gauss' name came up often and I was eager to learn more about him. Sadly, very few books exist on him ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Margaret Tent grew up in western Massachusetts where she graduated from Mt. Holyoke College. She has taught mathematics for several years and enjoys bringing the history of mathematics into her teaching. She currently lives and teaches in Birmingham, Alabama.

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