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101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math won the Children’s Educational category in the 2011 Best Book Awards sponsored by USA Book News,and received a Young Voices Foundation Seal of Approval!
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"...you'll find challenges to be intriguing and insightful!"
— Maria Diamantis, Ed.D., Professor of Mathematics Education Southern Connecticut University
"...an extraordinary resource—imaginative and practical, insightful and humerous."
— Alvin Mayes, BA Mathematics, Department of Dance (and Math tutor), University of Maryland
Math is a critical part of our everyday lives. The second title in the award-winning 101 Things Everyone Should Know series helps you understand how you use math dozens of times—every day. With entertaining connections to sports, hobbies, science, food, and travel, mathematical concepts are simplified and explained using clear, real-life explanations. You’ll even learn some fun trivia and math history! Using an engaging question-and-answer format, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math is perfect for kids, parents, educators, and anyone interested in the difference between an Olympic event score of 9.0 and Richter scale score of 9.0.
Ages 11-15, 5.5” x 8.5”, 208 pages,
Education and entertainment come together in this new fun, FREE app (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) that challenges middle school kids to test their math skills. 101 Math has just been released by the App Store. The math problems are excerpted from the award-winning book, 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math, written by a brainiac team consisting of an engineer, an actuary and an educator. The app contains 24 math questions, is easy to navigate and has great graphics and sound. Answers are provided at the end of each section with detailed explanations for the correct answers. This app is geared towards kids ages 11 to 15, yet it is fun—and challenging—for the whole family.
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Marc Zev is an engineer who has published in the fields of Structural Mechanics and Information Technology. He is founder and president of the Foundation for Innovative Learning, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the problem-solving abilities of children and adults. He also owns Pensive Products, which creates educational tools, such as Math Flaps, a manipulative specifically designed to teach division. He lives in Chatsworth, California with his wife, two sons, four finches and dog. He can be reached at Marc@ScienceNaturally.com.
Kevin Segal has a Bachelor's in Pure Mathematics and a Master's in Applied Mathemathics, both from California State University, Fullerton. He also completed four years of post-graduate studies in Applied Mathetmatics at UCLA. An Associate of the Society of Actuaries, he now works as a "charismatic number cruncher." He lives in Chatsworth, California with his wife, duahgter and son. He can be reached at Kevin@ScienceNaturally.com.
Nathan Levy is a prolific writer. Some of his books include Stories with Holes, Whose Clues and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science. A gifted educator, Nathan worked directly with children, teachers and parents in his 35 years as a teacher and principal. He has mentored more than 30 principals and superintendents and trained thousands of teachers in strategies that encourage the love of learning. A resident of Highstown, NJ, he leads workshops for educators and parents. He can be reached at Nathan@ScienceNaturally.com.