Shadows of the Truth: Metamathematics of Elementary Mathematics
by Alexandre Borovik
Publisher: American Mathematical Society 2010
Number of pages: 293
Metamathematics of elementary mathematics. This book can be viewed as a sequel to Mathematics under the Microscope, but with focus shifted on mathematics as it was experienced by children (well, by children who became mathematicians).
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by Philip E. B. Jourdain - T. C. & E. C. Jack
There is no real reason why, with patience, an ordinary person should not understand what mathematicians do, why they do it, and what mathematics is. The purpose of this little volume is to show how and why mathematical methods grew up.
by Hermann Schubert - The Open Court Publishing
The mathematical essays in this volume are by one of the most successful teachers and text-book writers of Germany. The essays are full of suggestions for elementary mathematical teachers and students, as well as for non-mathematical readers.
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.
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