Exploring the World of Mathematics

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Master Books, 2004 - Mathematics - 157 pages
6 Reviews
Math doesn't have to be difficult, and John Tiner shows that it can actually be fun. Students of different ages and skill levels can use this fascinating book. Intended as a supplement to a homeschool curriculum, it's more than just a math book. Tracing the history of mathematics principles and theory, it includes stories and tips showing math to be practical for everyday use. It also uses many examples of mathematics from the Bible and explains the timekeeping methods used in biblical times. Included are: Basic mathematical principles including some simple algebra, geometry, and scientific math Egyptian and Greek contributions to mathematics Math involving time, the seasons, and measurement Lots of fun activities illustrating mathematical principles Chapter tests (answers included in back) Over 150 illustrations and diagrams

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Engaging

User Review  - Debbie from ChristFocus - Christianbook.com

This book gives a history of the development of mathematics with some instruction on how to do the various types of math worked in. The text was engaging and easy to understand. Much of the book was ... Read full review

Fantastic Text on Mathematics

User Review  - RH2778 - Christianbook.com

Mathematics. Who ever knew they could be so fascinating? This book was written not only with mathematics in view, but history. History is one subject that has always fascinated me, and John Tiner ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

John Tiner received five National Science Foundation teaching fellowships during his 12 years as a teacher of science and mathematics that allowed him to study graduate chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics. He also worked as a mathematician and cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center in St. Louis. He has received numerous honors for his writing, including the Missouri Writer's Guild Award for best juvenile book for Exploring the World of Chemistry. He and his wife, Jeanene, live in Missouri.

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