Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition

Sách Ebooks PDF, Epub, Prc Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition Nguồn gốc: Penguin Books, Tác giả: National Geographic KidsNXBNational Geographic KidsNăm XB06/09/2018, Trọng lượng (gr): 350Kích thước1.0 x 16.0 x 16.0Số trang216Hình thứcBìa MềmSản phẩm bán chạy nhấtTop 100 sản phẩm Non-Fiction bán chạy của tháng. Thuộc danh mục sách: FOREIGN BOOKS CHILDREN’S BOOKS NON-FICTION GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

WEIRD BUT TRUE 1: EXPANDED EDITION

Did you know that peanut butter can be turned into a diamond? Or that the world’s oldest pet goldfish lived to be 43 years old? It’s all totally weird … but true!

The world can be a pretty wacky place! Kids will have a blast exploring just HOW wacky in the first book in the wildly popular Weird But True series, full of 350 surprising and amazing facts. Topics include science, space, weather, geography, food, pop culture, and just about everything else under the sun, presented with fascinating photos and illustrations. This quirky little reference is so much fun, kids forget they’re learning.

a mind for numbers

A MIND FOR NUMBERS

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A MIND FOR NUMBERS offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options both to rise in the military and to explore other careers she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.

In A MIND FOR NUMBERS, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to effectively learning math and science secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn math. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. A MIND FOR NUMBERS shows us that we all have what it takes to excel in math, and learning it is not as painful as some might think!