Sunday, September 30, 2012

Free Number Stories of Long Ago PDF Ebook For #Homeschool or Classroom history, math, etc.

       This resource from Homeschool Freebie of the Day is great for homeschool, classroom or just plain interested adults. As Jim Erskine describes it:
Sea Island survey diagram 窥望海岛之图, first writte...
Sea Island survey diagram 窥望海岛之图, first written of by the Chinese mathematician Liu Hui during the Three Kingdoms era (220–280 CE). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
      "Back by popular demand! “The history of mathematics is in no small part the history of civilization,” the author points out in his introduction to this classic book that tells the story of man’s early attempts to count, write numerals, and do mathematical computations. But instead of being a “ho hum” dry, boring “history” of numbers, this is a GREAT “Living Book” of stories set in different historical eras (ancient China & Egypt, among others), showing how different mathematical concepts were developed and became a part of civilization. It is wonderful blend of history, economics, and mathematics that will really be enjoyed by upper elementary and high school students who are curious about the origins of the civilization we take for granted today.
Plimpton 322, Babylonian tablet listing pythag...
Plimpton 322, Babylonian tablet listing pythagorean triples (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
     An extra bonus in this book: Each chapter ends with several discussion and math questions based on the concepts presented in the story. Not only that, but the last two chapters of the book are a treasure trove of great mathematical word problems, puzzles and questions, which will intrigue students and parents alike. A great find! Don’t miss it!"
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