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Description - Math Games for Middle School by Mario Salvadori

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556522888
ISBN-10: 1556522886
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x 6mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mario Salvadori

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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