Go Figure!: Big Questions About NumbersExperience the mysterious and magical world of numbers as never before. This unique book investigates mathematical marvels such as why daisies always have 34, 55, or 89 petals, why the world''s phone numbers appear in Pi, and other patterns and paradoxes that will make readers look at numbers in a whole new way. 
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User Review  JosephMacAdam  LibraryThingThe best part about this book is the pictures and drawings that go along with the content. The book does an excellent job with visuals to stress many different mathematical topics. This book can be ... Read full review
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User Review  mapalumbo  LibraryThingI found a lot of great mathematical information after perusing this book. It contains mathematical history, number history, brainteasers, thought provoking exercises, and some excellent quotes. The ... Read full review
Contents
Big numbers 36  1 
Infinity and beyond 38  3 
Prime suspects 40  5 
Pi 42  7 
Square and triangular numbers 44  9 
Pascals triangle 46  11 
Mathemagical tricks 48  13 
Shapes with 3 sides 52  17 
Shapes that stretch 66  31 
Mirror mirror 68  33 
Amazing mazes 70  70 
Puzzling shapes 72  72 
Take a chance 76  76 
Chaos 78  78 
Freaky fractals 80  80 
Logic 82  82 
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