Well…I am in the middle of Eat, Pray, Love on CD (I spend countless hours on the road) but tonight I picked-up the most interesting book at Books-A-Million:
Easy as Pi: The countless ways we use numbers everyday by Jamie Buchan (ISBN 978-1606521342)
Of course I cound not wait to buy it on amazon.com ($11.21) so I paid too much!
Here is the amazon.com synopsis:
Inside Easy as Pi, you’ll find the “4-1-1” on:
Seventh heaven and what makes it so blissful
The number 13 and why it’s so unlucky
Imaginary numbers and how they exist
The binary system and how it manages to say so much with only two numbers
How your bedding has nothing to do with being “three sheets to the wind”
The burning literary question: Why did Ray Bradbury name his novel Fahrenheit 451?
A block of Social Security numbers that will never ever be assigned to anyone
I see lots of tid-bits that could be used toward engaging students in math!
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