Measurement download free [PDF and Ebook] by Paul Lockhart

Measurement download free [PDF and Ebook] by Paul Lockhart year 2014
  • Book name: Measurement
  • Author: Paul Lockhart
  • Release date: 2014/6/21
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780674284388
  • Rating: 9.41 of 10
  • Votes: 107
  • Review by: Adrien Bullard
  • Review rating: 8.66 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/5
  • Total pages: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 43 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: For seven years, Paul Lockhart's A Mathematician's Lament enjoyed a samizdat-style popularity in the mathematics underground, before demand prompted its 2009 publication to even wider applause and debate. An impassioned critique of K-12 mathematics education, it outlined how we shortchange students by introducing them to math the wrong way. Here Lockhart offers the positive side of the math education story by showing us how math should be done. Measurement offers a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living.In conversational prose that conveys his passion for the subject, Lockhart makes mathematics accessible without oversimplifying. He makes no more attempt to hide the challenge of mathematics than he does to shield us from its beautiful intensity. Favoring plain English and pictures over jargon and formulas, he succeeds in making complex ideas about the mathematics of shape and motion intuitive and graspable. His elegant discussion of mathematical reasoning and themes in classical geometry offers proof of his conviction that mathematics illuminates art as much as science.Lockhart leads us into a universe where beautiful designs and patterns float through our minds and do surprising, miraculous things. As we turn our thoughts to symmetry, circles, cylinders, and cones, we begin to see that almost anyone can 'do the math' in a way that brings emotional and aesthetic rewards. Measurement is an invitation to summon curiosity, courage, and creativity in order to experience firsthand the playful excitement of mathematical work.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 23H41M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Mathematics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Scientific Standards, Geometry, Teaching Of A Specific Subject, Calculus
  • Available formats: PDF, DOC, TXT, EPUB, PML, DOCX, HTML, WORD. Compressed in TAR.LZO, TAR, Z, RAR, TGZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 26.15 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x210x30.48mm
  • Weight: 453.59g
  • Printed by: The Belknap Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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