Category: Book Reviews

Finding Moonshine: To Infinity and beyond

Marcus Du Sautoy is at it again! He is the hero of Dara O’Briain’s School Of Hard Sums, and the BBC Series The Story of Maths.

One to watch out for…..

Finding Moonshine: To Infinity and beyond.

Read review by The Independent here

BBC News – Maths advantage for pupils who read for pleasure

The perfect blend of reading and maths is a good maths book!

I love reading – there is nothing better in this world than being engrossed in a good book. Now we have scientific evidence to support what many of us have long known to be true: reading develops not just your reading skills, but your maths skills too. So pick up a good book, and feel confident that you’re helping your trigonometry and algebra skills at the same time as enjoying a fabulous story!

BBC News – Maths advantage for pupils who read for pleasure.

Books: Alex’s Adventures in Numberland (Alex Bellos)

Numberlan

The first choice read for the Twitter Book #mathsbookclub, voted for by the twitter community, and to be reviewed in October 2013.

To find out more about #mathsbookclub go to:

http://mathsbookclub.wordpress.com

Books: Fermat’s Last Theorem (Simon Singh)

Simon Singh is definitely the most readable of maths writers. He tells a story in such a way that really draws the reader in to the drama of the events, setting the context around the maths.

Go to Simon’s own website for further information here

Fermat's Last Theorem