## Mathematics in 10 lessons: the grand tourAlmost no prior mathematical knowledge is assumed and through lively exposition and lucid explanations real mathematics is made not only palatable, but even enjoyable to the uninitiated. |

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User Review - jcrben - LibraryThingAs a philosophy undergrad and someone who already took a few classes in math, including discrete mathematics (a class on proofs), I found this too simple and dry. Read full review

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absolute must read for anyone going to school.

answered the biggest question I had while in school "what is Math for anyway?"knowing that Math is simply "pattern recognition" opened up a world of excitement and tolerance for learning concepts that were difficult. I weep that I did not have this realization when I was in grade school.

Thank you Jerry!

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS | 7 |

HOW TO READ THIS BOOK | 9 |

INTRODUCTION | 11 |

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