Odd Words, even Numbers : A melange of words and numbers Paperback / softback
by IAN PATERSON
This book proposes that by treating numeracy as a vital aspect of literacy we might be able to arrest this fall in standards.Whilst these thoughts form the backdrop to the book, the main purpose is to stimulate and entertain readers of all ages which the author attempts to achieve by showing how we use the English language to describe a selection of mathematical concepts; by explaining many mathematical games and diversions; and by including a large number of word puzzles and mathematical puzzles each of which demonstrates the close interrelationship between words and numbers.However, despite its emphasis on matters mathematical, this book is designed to appeal not only to those who enjoy recreational maths but also to those who might deny having any interest or expertise in handling or playing with numbers.
Indeed, the book requires little mathematical ability of its readers to enable them to derive fun and enjoyment from its pages particularly if their interest is more inclined towards words and language.A consistent theme of the book is that in order to be able to communicate effectively - whether in words or numbers - we must learn to communicate clearly and without ambiguity.This is a book for those who are interested in the English language and how it has developed, particularly, as regards the expression of numbers and mathematical concepts; word-lovers across the board and those interested in the origin of words; those who indulge in recreational maths, games and puzzles; teachers of the English language and teachers of mathematics; teachers of any subject who may be looking for a stimulus in the teaching process. This is a fascinating resource for teachers and pupils alike.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 264 pages, diagrams
- Publisher: Thorogood
- Publication Date: 10/11/2016
- Category: Language teaching theory & methods
- ISBN: 9781854188878