Exploring the World of Mathematics
Math doesn't have to be difficult, and John Tiner shows that it can actually be fun. Students of different ages and skill levels can use this fascinating book. Intended as a supplement to a homeschool curriculum, it's more than just...
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Math doesn't have to be difficult, and John Tiner shows that it can actually be fun. Students of different ages and skill levels can use this fascinating book. Intended as a supplement to a homeschool curriculum, it's more than just a math book. Tracing the history of mathematics principles and theory, it includes stories and tips showing math to be practical for everyday use. It also uses many examples of mathematics from the Bible and explains the timekeeping methods used in biblical times. Included are: Basic mathematical principles including some simple algebra, geometry, and scientific math Egyptian and Greek contributions to mathematics Math involving time, the seasons, and measurement Lots of fun activities illustrating mathematical principles Chapter tests (answers included in back) Over 150 illustrations and diagrams
John Tiner received five National Science Foundation teaching fellowships during his 12 years as a teacher of science and mathematics that allowed him to study graduate chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics. He also worked as a mathematician and cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center in St. Louis. He has received numerous honors for his writing, including the Missouri Writer's Guild Award for best juvenile book for Exploring the World of Chemistry. He and his wife, Jeanene, live in Missouri.
John Hudson Tiner, formerly a science teacher and cartographer (mapmaker), is a freelance writer from Missouri.