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Math Trek 2: A Mathematical Space Odyssey





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Take a wild and wonderful voyage through the world of mathematics. What's a surefire way to show kids that math is a blast? Take them on a fantastic space odyssey, where they can see a pi in the sky, get stuck in galactic gridlock, and venture to the planet of the shapes, all while learning intriguing math concepts. Packed with lots of art, projects, historical profiles, and fun challenges, Math Trek 2 demonstrates that exploring math can lead to loads of adventure. From number sequences and buckeyballs to random walks, Math Trek 2 will pique kids' curiosity and help them discover the relevance of math in their everyday lives.Ivars Peterson (Washington, DC) is coauthor of Wiley's Math Trek: Adventures in the MathZone and many adult books on popular mathematics. He also writes on mathematics for Science News and Muse magazines. Nancy Henderson (Washington, DC), who also coauthored the original Math Trek, is a freelance writer and editor whose articles have appeared in Working Woman, New Scientist, Science and Children, and many other publications.

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