Math Games for Middle School: Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every Level

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Chicago Review Press, Jul 1, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 184 pages
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From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle school math with problems that kids want to solve: "Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get?" Intriguing facts about the history of math show what a human creation it is, and human errors are revealed through explorations of both Maya and Hindu concepts of zero as well as Mr. William Shanks' 1858 attempt at hand-calculating pi.
 

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Contents

The Invention of Numbers
1
Adding Multiplying Subtracting and Dividing Numbers
11
More Operations on Numbers
23
Measurements
49
Plane Geometry
57
Space Geometry
79
The Art of Graphing
89
Simultaneous Linear Equations
103
Permutations And Combinations
107
The Mathematics of Chance
119
Answers to Math Camps
129
Index
165
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Mario Salvadori, author of Why Buildings Stand Up and many other books, was an internationally known architect, mathematician, and teacher whose career spanned more than 60 years. A long-time resident of New York City, Dr. Salvadori died in June, 1997.

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