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The Great Number Rumble
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Cora Lee is scientist and freelance writer whose work includes scientific articles for kids. This is her first book. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. Gillian O'Reilly is a children's author and the editor of a children's literature magazine. She lives in Toronto. Virigina Gray is the illustrator of several books for children. She lives in Katoomba, Australia.

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Gr 4-6-When Jeremy and Sam's school district decides to eliminate mathematics from the curriculum, most of the students and teachers are thrilled. However, Sam is devastated and takes on the Director of Education. The debate highlights Sam's knowledge of the use of mathematics in the design of buildings and bicycles, in tessellations and other art forms, in animation, in music, in patterns in nature (Fibonacci numbers), magic, etc. Interspersed with the story line are one-page biographies of Pythagoras, Archimedes, Hypatia of Alexandria, Sophie Germain, Charles Ludwig Dodgson, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and Andrew Wiles. Sidebars with Jeremy's thoughts on chaos theory, cash prizes for new prime numbers, laws of probability, and palindrome numbers add to the information. Full-color cartoons, diagrams, and photos appear throughout. Classroom teachers could use this book to introduce new concepts and relate them to everyday objects to help students understand their significance. It would supplement math sections in school and public libraries.-Ann Joslin, Fort LeBoef School District, Waterford, PA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Classroom teachers could use this book to introduce new concepts and relate them to everyday objects to help students understand their significance.

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