An Invitation to Mathematics
by Arnold Dresden
Publisher: H. Holt and Company 1936
Number of pages: 453
Mankind may be in a better position to deal with the baffling problems which confront it in the modern world if an understanding of mathematics were the rule rather than the exception. The author's aim is to give a reader who has but little knowledge of the technique of mathematics, an insight into the character of at least some of the important questions with which mathematics is concerned, to acquaint him with some of its methods, to lead him to recognize its intimate relation to human experience and to bring him to an appreciation of its unique beauty.
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by Lewis Carroll - MacMillan
This is a short text Carroll wrote to introduce children to logical reasoning, specifically set logic. The text does a good job of explaining basic logical theory in a way that children can understand. A great brain teaser for readers of all ages.
by Marcel B. Finan - Arkansas Tech University
Problem-solving is the cornerstone of school mathematics. The techniques discussed in this book should help you to become a better problem solver and should show you how to help others develop their problem-solving skills.
by Edwin A. Abbot - Seeley and Co.
The book gives some accessible and charming explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematician. Flatland imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is.
by Larry Zafran - CreateSpace
The book starts with a review of basic arithmetic, followed by basic operations, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and basic probability and statistics. The material is explained conversationally and in plain English.