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Mathematics for Beginners


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Explore the many ways maths can help make sense out of life.

Table of Contents

What is maths?
What is maths for?
How do you do maths?

Chapter 1: The beginning of maths
What did the first numbers look like, and what did people use them for?

Chapter 2: Numbers
Number shapes, number patterns, prime numbers and numbers that go on and on and on...to infinity.

Chapter 3: Shapes and measuring
How and why people use the tools of mathematics to describe the shapes of everything, from everyday objects to the entire universe.

Chapter 4: How maths is shown
Making graphs, drawing diagrams and using pictures to explain the world better, and to help solve problems.

Chapter 5: Prove it
In mathematics, you can find an answer to a problem and know for certain that it is correct. But how? With a PROOF.

Chapter 6: Probability and statistics
Maths can tell you the truth and predict the future - up to a point. How does it do this, and how can you spot when people are (mis)using maths to lie?

Chapter 7: Maths, computers and the future
No mathematics, no computers. But what kind of maths do people use to make computers works?

Chapter 8: Mathematical models
Describing real-world problems with maths to give insights into future weather, profits, and even human behavior.

What's next?
Jobs in maths

About the Author

Sarah grew up in London, then studied German and Fine Art in Oxford and Hamburg. She joined Usborne after working at Profile Books and Thames & Hudson, and now spends her time writing about art, investigating germs and devising ways to stave off boredom - all the important things, basically

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