This series is designed for students who want to go beyond the textbook. Each book presents a stimulating topic in an informal and very readable style; each is complete in itself and may be used for individual or class work. Ample practice is provided.
This provides a comprehensive study of the art of paper sculpture, construction, and its use for window display, advertising, decoration, and education.
Explicit diagrams and sketches illustrate this guide to portraying such optical perspectives as distance, shadows, reflections, and angles.
As Dr Maxwell writes in his preface to this book, his aim has been to instruct through entertainment. 'The general theory is that a wrong idea may often be exposed more convincingly by following it to its absurd conclusion than by merely announcing the error and starting again. Thus a number of by-ways appear...
This entertaining text, developed by a math teacher, uses puzzles and games to introduce the basic ideas and operations of arithmetic. Following the standard middle school curriculum, the book presents 418 problems and 120 illustrations that cover a wide range of topics: averages, fractions, decimals,...
This pamphlet leads the student to understand stereograms - drawings which appear three-dimensional when seen through the viewer provided - and to construct his own. It is suitable for use at any time after the student has been introduced to similar triangles and coordinate geometry.
This is not a textbook on computer programming but a lively, widely-ranging account of what programming is and how it works. Instead of concentrating on the bread-and-butter type of program (commercial and scientific), it describes as well some more unusual programs.
Long before the first computer-generated 3-D images were thrilling the public, Escher was a master of the third dimension. His lithograph "Magic Mirror" dates as far back as 1946. In taking that title for this book, mathematician Bruno Ernst is stressing the magic spell Escher's work invariably casts on those...
This book attempts to give some idea of the intellectual vistas which mathematics open up. It assumes an adult outlook and some mature interests, but presupposes no more than an elementary knowledge of mathematics.