Reviews by lhart
NOT accessible math for average person
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Even with great interest, you need to pretty much have a degree in math or physics to really understand/appreciate this book. Despite promises of being "accessible," this is not the book you want to pick up even if you are looking for math reading.
Cute math
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Cute story and series with great illustrations. Good for younger students (middle school). More from Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, Radius, etc. Radius sets off on a quest to become a knight. Thanks to training from Sir D'Grees he sets off through the Obtuse Mountains and a cute town along the way to rescuing King Lell.
Cute math
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Cute story and series with great illustrations. Good for younger students (middle school). More from Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, Radius, etc. Radius' friend Vertex must find Edgecalibur to become an heir to the king, with help from the carpenters Geo and Sym of Metry to decipher 3-D shapes and their measures.
Baseball, math, and creating new stats
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Discussion of a whole new approach to scouting in MLB, started by Billy Beane. Very interesting and told like a story. Addresses the use of statistics and its impact on the old guard of scouting and evaluating. New measures now commonly used in baseball.
Humor and math do go together
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Self-standing chapters about the sense of everyday things (speeding, gambling, teamwork & productivity, finishing school, smoking, etc.) written in the style of humorous newspaper articles (Mitch Album or Erma Bombeck).