Mathematics

Mathematics

The Study of Numbers, Quantity, and Space

by Tracey Baptiste

Hardback Publication Date: 01/01/2015

 
This insightful guide to the history and basic concepts of mathematics reveals how math concepts helped to shape society--from the basic counting and units of measurement that facilitated commerce to the kind of surveying techniques and geometry that helped build the Egyptian pyramids. a chronological account of advancements in mathematics ranges Aristotle and al-Khwarizmi (who first used the term algebra) to high-speed computers and their impact upon the teaching and understanding of mathematics. Readers will also find out how much of ancient arithmetic--like the 60 minute hour--is still part of our everyday life.
ISBN:
9781622755301
9781622755301
Category:
Mathematics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-01-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rosen Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction for children including The Jumbie series, and The Totally Gross History of Ancient Egypt. She is also a contributor to the adult horror anthology Sycorax's Daughters. Ms. Baptiste volunteers with We Need Diverse Books, The Brown Bookshelf, and I Too Arts Collective. She teaches in Lesley University’s Creative Writing MFA program, and runs the editorial company Fairy Godauthor.

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