## Champions of MathematicsThe great minds of the past are still with us today, in many ways. Individuals who explored the natural world hundreds and thousands of years ago have given us a treasure of knowledge in all the sciences.In this exciting series from educator/author John Hudson Tiner, short biographies of the world's most gifted thinkers will inspire the leaders of tomorrow.Learn how Pythagoras investigated mathematics through this affinity for music. Marvel at the "new math" Leonardo Fibonacci learned from the Moors in North Africa.These valuable learning guides will give students accurate accounts of lives from the annals of science, and explain what those scientists believed about the world around them. |

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This book is an easy read for a middle school child. We really enjoyed reading the different bios and my kids gained some insight into why different math concepts were created. Read full review

### Contents

The Mathematics of Music | 7 |

The Building Blocks of Geometry | 15 |

The Sand Reckoner | 23 |

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