The Nature of Mathematics
by Philip E. B. Jourdain
Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack 1919
Number of pages: 136
There is no real reason why, with patience, an ordinary person should not understand, speaking broadly, what mathematicians do, why they do it, and what, so far as we know at present, mathematics is. The purpose of this little volume is not to give like a textbook a collection of mathematical methods and examples, but to do, firstly, what textbooks do not do: to show how and why these methods grew up.
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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.
by A. N. Whitehead - Williams & Northgate
This distinguished book is an introduction to a series of mathematical concepts, a history of their development, and a concise summary of how today's reader may use them. An expertly written book by a brilliant man, filled with valuable insights.
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 Robert Ballard - John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
With the firm conviction that the Pyramids of Egypt were built and employed for one special and important purpose of the greatest utility, I find it necessary to endeavor to determine the proportions and measures of one of the principal groups.