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Subject: High School Math
Date Posted: 5/28/2014 10:44 PM ET
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High School Math teacher looking for suggestions of some great math books! Not only ones that I could use in the classroom (open to any math topic) or just some good math related books to read in my spare time!

Subject: High School Math
Date Posted: 5/3/2015 2:17 PM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2006
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Have you read any of the  "Cartoon Guides"?  There are cartoon guides to algebra, statistics, chemistry, etc.  All are good reading/refreshers/or even learning the topic for the first time.  I have enjoyed several of them in math and science.

One of my very favorites, which I have gone through myself for a refresher, is Professor E. McSquared's Calculus Primer.  There are the original version and a new version.  I'm sure you can find these on ebay or bestwebbuys.com or even paperbackswap.com.

I will try to think of other ones, plus look at my collection, and post again.  I love reading these books, too!


Ann E. (sydneymath)

Date Posted: 6/4/2015 1:06 PM ET
Member Since: 4/13/2009
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There's always: Kiss My Math by Danica McKellar  http://www.paperbackswap.com/Kiss-Math-Showing-Danica-McKellar/book/0452295408/
 and the sequel, Math Doesn't Suck  http://www.paperbackswap.com/Math-Suck-How-Danica-McKellar/book/0452289491/

Subject: Math as magic (Geometry)
Date Posted: 6/13/2016 4:05 PM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2007
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The Rithmatist | Brandon Sanderson |

The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson's New York Times bestselling epic teen adventure is now available in paperback.

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity's only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.    A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013


The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

by Hans Magnus EnzensbergerRotraut Susanne Berner (Illustrator)

In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without. 


The Housekeeper and the Professor

by Yoko Ogawa

He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem--ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.  She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him.  And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor’s mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities--like the Housekeeper’s shoe size--and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away.  The Housekeeper and the Professor is an enchanting story about what it means to live in the present, and about the curious equations that can create a family

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Subject: Algebra Pizzazza Worksheets
Date Posted: 10/3/2016 5:46 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2012
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Algebra Pizzazza worksheets for the kids are great.  They are little jokes and allows them to check their answers by matching them on the worksheets.  Need a copy as PDF message me to work out a deal.