Philosophy and Fun of Algebra
by Mary Everest Boole
Publisher: C. W. Daniel 1891
Number of pages: 56
Contents: From Arithmetic To Algebra; The Making of Algebras; Simultaneous Problems; Partial Solutions, Elements of Complexity; Mathematical Certainty; The First Hebrew Algebra; How to Choose Our Hypotheses; The Limits of the Teacher's Function; The Use of Sewing Cards; The Story of a Working Hypothesis; Macbeth's Mistake; Jacob's Ladder; The Great x of the World; Go Out of My Class-Room; etc.
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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 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 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 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.