Saturday, 21 January 2012

1089 and all that


"1089" starts with a mindbending little puzzle to amaze your friends. One which the author discovered, as a ten year old, in his 1956 copy of I-Spy Annual.

From that fascinating beginning he takes us on a journey, on the Mathematical Express, taking in some important ideas of mathematics along the way.

Although some of the mathematics in the book is quite complex, David Acheson introduces each topic from an easily accessible idea beautifully illustrated with 1950s style drawings and cartoons.

In no time at all you will be understanding the concept of calculus and admiring the beauty of proof.

Although I would say this book is suitable for sixth formers, it is written in such a way that bright, interested teenagers would enjoy it as well.

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