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Young readers can discover the extraordinary ways in which math shapes our world in this beautifully illustrated full-color guide.From the Fibonacchi sequence to weather forecasts, this accessible hardcover book is packed with clear and engaging explanations of mathematical principles. Learn about the genius minds who transformed the field, such as Isaac Newton and Alan Turing, as well as how math has shaped modern science. Big new concepts pop off the page, thanks to vibrant diagrams and an engaging, energetic prose style. Includes:
- Famous mathematicians
- The math behind prime and negative numbers
- The mathematics behind applied sciences, including computers, wormholes, flight and more With a glossary of key terms, this wide-ranging guide supports STEM learning and is perfect for readers aged 8-12. ABOUT THE SERIES The Curious Kids series draws together wonderfully illustrated guides to STEM topics. With a smart, modern style in a jacketed hardcover format, these vibrant guides will help young readers take their math and science skills to the next level.
About the Author
Lynn Huggins-Cooper is a widely published author with well over 80 books in print for parents and their children. She is also a regular contributor to the Times Educational Supplement, Nursery Education, Prima, Disney Explorer and BBC Learning Magazine. She is a qualified primary teacher, praised by OFSTED as 'outstanding', who left the crowded South of England some years ago for the rural delights of County Durham. Alex Foster is an award-winning illustrator based in Margate, UK, who specialises in map and children's illustration. In 2015 he won the World Illustration Award from the Association of Illustrators. He has worked for many top brands, including Penguin Random House, English Heritage and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate.