Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number (Paperback)

Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number By Alfred S. Posamentier, Ingmar Lehmann, Herbert A. Hauptman (Afterword by) Cover Image

Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number (Paperback)


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In this delightful layperson's introduction to one of math's most interesting phenomena, Drs. Posamentier and Lehmann review pi's history from prebiblical times to the 21st century, the many amusing and mind-boggling ways of estimating pi over the centuries, quirky examples of obsessing about pi, and useful applications of pi in everyday life, including statistics.

Alfred S. Posamentier is an American educator and a lead commentator on American math and science education, regularly contributing to The New York Times and other news publications. He has created original math and science curricula, emphasized the need for increased math and science funding, promulgated criteria by which to select math and science educators, advocated the importance of involving parents in K-12 math and science education, and provided myriad curricular solutions for teaching critical thinking in math.Dr. Posamentier was a member of the New York State Education Commissioner's Blue Ribbon Panel on the Math-A Regents Exams. He served on the Commissioner's Mathematics Standards Committee, which redefined the Standards for New York State. And he served on the New York City schools' Chancellor's Math Advisory Panel.Posamentier earned a Ph.D. in mathematics education from Fordham University (1973), a master's degree in mathematics education from the City College of the City University of New York (1966) and an A.B. degree in mathematics from Hunter College of the City University of New York.Ingmar Lehmann is retired from the mathematics faculty at Humboldt University in Berlin. For many years, he led the Berlin Mathematics Student Society for gifted secondary school students, an organization with which he is still closely engaged today.He is the author of numerous mathematics texts in Germany and the coauthor with Alfred S. Posamentier of some other books, including The Secrets of Triangles, The Glorious Golden Ratio, Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics, and The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers.
Product Details ISBN: 9781633889088
ISBN-10: 1633889084
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 324
Language: English