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Burn math class : and reinvent mathematics for yourself / Jason Wilkes.

Wilkes, Jason, (author.).
Book Book ([2016])
Description: 392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
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1 of 1 copy available at Bunker Hill Community College.
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Bunker Hill Community College Stacks QA93 .W55 2016 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780465053735
  • ISBN: 0465053734
General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Act I. Ex nihilo ; Interlude 1 : Dilating time ; The infinite power of the infinite magnifying glass ; Interlude 2 : How to get something from nothing ; As if summoned from the void ; Interlude 3 : A backward look to the future -- Act II. On circles and giving up ; Interlude 4 : The nostalgia device ; Aesthetics and the immovable object ; Interlude 5 : Two clouds -- Act III. Two in one ; Interlude 6 : Slaying sharp ; N New is old ; Interlude N : (Mis)interpreted (readings) (re)interpreted : [Aleph] : The infinite beauty of the infinite wilderness ; Chapterlude [omega] : In nihilo -- Dictionary.
Summary: The author focuses on how mathematics is created rather than on mathematical facts and teaches the subject without requiring memorization or any mathematical knowledge beyond basic computation. Source other than the Library of Congress.

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Wilkes, Jason. "Burn math class : and reinvent mathematics for yourself." New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016.
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