Does math matter? Many children learn their numbers before they learn the alphabet. The language of numbers is the same on every spot of the globe. Even when the words for the numbers vary, the numbers themselves are always the same. Two and two make four in Australia, in China, in the United States and everywhere else. Math is a must-complete school subject in every single grade from elementary to high school. College students, even those working toward a degree that is not related to scientific fields, must also study mathematics. There’s no escaping it-so why not learn how to have fun with it?
Andrew Grothendieck isn’t the only mathematician who ever learned how to have fun with numbers, but he is one of the most notable. His ideas and his view of the world of mathematics are presented in Fun With Numbers, a blog that shows readers exactly how to have fun with the math that makes up everyone’s daily life. Does math matter? Anyone who has ever taken out a loan, made change for the bus or tried to work out the amount of a good tip knows that it does. Even those professionals who focus on art, language and other skill sets that don’t seem to be rich in numbers must face math challenges every day. Fun With Numbers shows readers how to recognize and solve math problems-while actually enjoying it.
When the mystery is taken out of math, it becomes an approachable science, a skill that anyone can learn how to use and apply on a daily basis. Fun With Numbers explores the importance of high school math, the math of every day finances like insurance payments and even math as a recreational activity. The blog posts don’t read like lessons, but readers will find themselves learning even as they’re being entertained. Math matters-so why not learn how to treat it like a friend?