The Resource Math with bad drawings : illuminating the ideas that shape our reality, Ben Orlin
Math with bad drawings : illuminating the ideas that shape our reality, Ben Orlin
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The item Math with bad drawings : illuminating the ideas that shape our reality, Ben Orlin represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Austin Public Library.
This item is available to borrow from 5 library branches.
 Summary
 "A hilarious reeducation in mathematicsfull of joy, jokes, and stick figuresthat sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brandnew game of tictactoe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings," which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity. With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a lifechanging book for the mathestranged and mathenamored alike"Dust jacket
 Language
 eng
 Edition
 First edition.
 Extent
 367 pages
 Contents

 Introduction
 I. How to think like a mathematician. Ultimate tictactoe ; What does math look like to students? ; What does math look like to mathematicians? ; How science and math see each other ; Good mathematician vs. great mathematician
 II. Design: the geometry of stuff that works. We built this city on triangles ; Irrational paper ; The squarecube fables ; The game of dice ; An oral history of the Death Star
 III. Probability: the mathematics of maybe. The 10 people you meet in line for the lottery ; Children of the coin ; What does probability mean in your profession? ; Weird insurance ; How to break the economy with a single pair of dice
 IV. Statistics: the fine art of honest lying. Why not to trust statistics ; The last .400 hitter ; Barbarians at the gate of science ; The scoreboard wars ; The book shredders
 V. On the cusp: the power of a step. The final speck of diamond dust ; Bracketology ; One state, two state, red state, blue state ; The chaos of history
 Isbn
 9780316509039
 Label
 Math with bad drawings : illuminating the ideas that shape our reality
 Title
 Math with bad drawings
 Title remainder
 illuminating the ideas that shape our reality
 Statement of responsibility
 Ben Orlin
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "A hilarious reeducation in mathematicsfull of joy, jokes, and stick figuresthat sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brandnew game of tictactoe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings," which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity. With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a lifechanging book for the mathestranged and mathenamored alike"Dust jacket
 Cataloging source
 PNX
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Orlin, Ben
 Dewey number
 510
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 no index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematics
 MATHEMATICS / Essays
 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Education
 Label
 Math with bad drawings : illuminating the ideas that shape our reality, Ben Orlin
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 347367)
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

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 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
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 Content type code

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 Contents
 Introduction  I. How to think like a mathematician. Ultimate tictactoe ; What does math look like to students? ; What does math look like to mathematicians? ; How science and math see each other ; Good mathematician vs. great mathematician  II. Design: the geometry of stuff that works. We built this city on triangles ; Irrational paper ; The squarecube fables ; The game of dice ; An oral history of the Death Star  III. Probability: the mathematics of maybe. The 10 people you meet in line for the lottery ; Children of the coin ; What does probability mean in your profession? ; Weird insurance ; How to break the economy with a single pair of dice  IV. Statistics: the fine art of honest lying. Why not to trust statistics ; The last .400 hitter ; Barbarians at the gate of science ; The scoreboard wars ; The book shredders  V. On the cusp: the power of a step. The final speck of diamond dust ; Bracketology ; One state, two state, red state, blue state ; The chaos of history
 Control code
 on1050438492
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 First edition.
 Extent
 367 pages
 Isbn
 9780316509039
 Lccn
 2018930088
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 color illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)1050438492
 Label
 Math with bad drawings : illuminating the ideas that shape our reality, Ben Orlin
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 347367)
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Introduction  I. How to think like a mathematician. Ultimate tictactoe ; What does math look like to students? ; What does math look like to mathematicians? ; How science and math see each other ; Good mathematician vs. great mathematician  II. Design: the geometry of stuff that works. We built this city on triangles ; Irrational paper ; The squarecube fables ; The game of dice ; An oral history of the Death Star  III. Probability: the mathematics of maybe. The 10 people you meet in line for the lottery ; Children of the coin ; What does probability mean in your profession? ; Weird insurance ; How to break the economy with a single pair of dice  IV. Statistics: the fine art of honest lying. Why not to trust statistics ; The last .400 hitter ; Barbarians at the gate of science ; The scoreboard wars ; The book shredders  V. On the cusp: the power of a step. The final speck of diamond dust ; Bracketology ; One state, two state, red state, blue state ; The chaos of history
 Control code
 on1050438492
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 First edition.
 Extent
 367 pages
 Isbn
 9780316509039
 Lccn
 2018930088
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 color illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)1050438492
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