What's the Point of Maths? by DK

Published October 3, 2021

What's the Point of Maths? by DK

Book info

  • Title What's the Point of Maths?
  • Author Dorling Kindersley
  • Year 2020
  • Genres Non-fiction, Mathematics

This book unpacks how maths is an essential part of our everyday life in ways that you never thought of. Crazy facts, magic tricks, mathematical brainteasers and beautiful illustrations show you that maths is interesting, fun, and unintimidating! Ever wondered where maths originated from? This fantastic educational book unpacks all the curious questions that your child has about mathematics including intriguing historical stories that explore the often-surprising origins of maths that we use in our daily lives. Learn about how the formation of number sequences began, to the origins of trigonometry and find out how to become a trillionaire! Maths in our daily lives is used in many things that might not even seem that obvious.


Obviously this is the basics of math, aimed at kids, but actually there was some interesting stuff in there - like how to measure the earth, and how measuring time evolved over the centuries. Stacked full of great pictures and illustrations, diagrams, puzzles and experiments to try at home, this is a really good way of showing the importance of maths to someone maybe more reluctant to learn about it.

Rating: 3 / 5

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