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Lawrence Potter - Author

About the Author

Lawrence Potter studied Classics at Oxford and has since travelled to Central America, taught English in Romania and Maths in Rwanda. He now teaches Maths in London. He is also the author of Mathematics Without Fear.

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Mathematics Minus Fear

Mathematics Minus Fear

Author: Lawrence Potter Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2012

Forget your classroom nightmares and discover how numbers can enhance and illuminate your world!How can math help you bet on horses or win in Vegas?What's the foolproof way to solve Sudoku? How can probabilityteach you to calculate your chances of survival inRussian roulette?In this irreverent and entertaining guide to mathematics,Lawrence Potter takes the fear out of everything from longdivision to percentages. Using fascinating puzzles and surprisingexamples, he shows us how math is connected withthe world we encounter every day, from how the VAT works towhy weather forecasts are wrong, from winning at Monopolyto improving your mental arithmetic. Along the way you'llalso discover who invented numbers, whether animals cancount, and what nuns have to do with multiplication.

Mathematics Minus Fear

Mathematics Minus Fear

Author: Lawrence Potter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

'If you follow this eloquently written book you will be equipped to cope with all manner of challenges, such as splitting a restaurant bill, filling in a tax return, or understanding the compound interest on your bank statement. You will also be able to calculate your chances of survival when playing Russian roulette, win at Perudo and pronounce '324' in Tibetan ('Gsum-bryga gnyis-bcu rtsa bzhi')... Plus there is a section on how the ancient Egyptians wrestled with equations; a 13-page appendix on how to solve Sudoku and a chapter on the Law of Large Numbers which offers useful tips on backing the right horses.' Daily Telegraph In this irreverent guide to classroom horrors such as algebra, percentages and probability, maths teacher Lawrence Potter sheds light on the dark mysteries that have haunted you since your childhood. Full of fascinating examples and surprising puzzles, Mathematics Minus Fear demonstrates that maths is not an isolated realm of abstract thought but has fascinating connections with the world we encounter on a daily basis.

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