Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone
Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone   -     By: Ivars Peterson, Nancy Henderson
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Have your preteens visited the new amusement park yet? It's called the Math Zone, where they learn how much fun math can be! As students enjoy activities within a colorfully illustrated carnival setting, they discover how math factors into just about everything: from the working of the Mobius-strip Roller Coaster and the Tilt-A-Whirl to the making of "unknots" and secret codes! 128 pages, softcover from Wiley & Sons.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 10 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 0471315702
ISBN-13: 9780471315704

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There s a new amusement park in town. Come on in and find out allthe exciting ways you can have fun with math in everyday life.Wander through the fractal forest, take a ride on the M?obius-striproller coaster, and get dizzy learning about how math makes theTilt-A-Whirl possible. The more activities you try, the more you lllearn how cool it can be to see the world through the eyes of amathematician.
Once you ve sampled some of the interesting and unique projects inMath Trek, from untangling unknots to winning games with weird diceto figuring out secret codes, you ll see that every trip to theMathZone is an exciting adventure!

Author Bio

IVARS PETERSON is an award-winning mathematics writer known for his popular books The Jungles of Randomness, The Mathematical Tourist, and Islands of Truth. He also writes about mathematics for Science News and Muse magazines.

NANCY HENDERSON is a freelance writer and editor whose articles have appeared in New Scientist, Science and Children, U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, and many other publications.

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