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How Many Socks Make a Pair? Surprisingly Interesting Everyday Maths by Rob Eastaway
  

How Many Socks Make a Pair? Surprisingly Interesting Everyday Maths

The Real World   Popular Science   
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Surprising, amusing and even amazing maths from Rob Eastaway who reveals that mathematical precision can be found in the most mundane of places, including your sock drawer. Start here for a book to take away fear of maths and change your view of maths from boring to amazing.

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How Many Socks Make a Pair? Surprisingly Interesting Everyday Maths by Rob Eastaway

'A WITTY BOOK THAT PROVOKES THE IMAGINATION' The Times How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths you'll discover plenty of new surprises. And if you've never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever.

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'Fascinating and totally accessible'
Ham & High

Exudes a friendly charm which is hard to resist
London Maths Society

'For a non-mathematician, this book is crucial'
Plus Magazine

About the Author

Rob Eastaway

Rob Eastaway is one of the UK’s leading popularisers of maths. His books include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads. He has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles, regularly appears on radio to talk about the maths of everyday life, and has given maths talks to audiences of all ages, at venues ranging from The Royal Institution to Pentonville Prison.

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Publication date

29th May 2014

Author

Rob Eastaway

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Author's Website

www.robeastaway.com/
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Publisher

Aurum Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

The Real World
Popular Science

Popular mathematics

ISBN

9781781313244

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