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Really Big Numbers
 
Richard Evan Schwartz Brown University, Providence, RI
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Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4704-1425-2
Product Code: MBK/84
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AMS Member Price: $21.60
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-1545-7
Product Code: MBK/84.E
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Really Big Numbers
Richard Evan Schwartz Brown University, Providence, RI
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-1425-2
Product Code:  MBK/84
List Price: $27.00
MAA Member Price: $24.30
AMS Member Price: $21.60
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-1545-7
Product Code:  MBK/84.E
List Price: $25.00
MAA Member Price: $22.50
AMS Member Price: $20.00
Bundle Print and Electronic Formats and Save!
This product is available for purchase as a bundle. Purchasing as a bundle enables you to save on the electronic version.
List Price: $40.50
MAA Member Price: $36.45
AMS Member Price: $32.40
  • Book Details
     
     
    2014; 192 pp
    MSC: Primary 00;
    Winner of the 2015 MSRI Mathical Books for Kids from Tots to Teens Award!



    This book talks about really big numbers in terms of everyday things, such as the number of basketballs needed to cover New York City. Read this book and satisfy your thirst for truly huge numbers. Travel part of the way to infinity!

    Download coloring pages

    Readership

    Appropriate for ages 6 and up, their parents and teachers, and anyone curious about Big Numbers.

    This item is also available as part of a set:
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  • Reviews
     
     
    • By means of engaging, imaginative visuals and endearing narration, Schwartz manages the monumental task of presenting the complex concept of this book in fresh and relatable ways ... This book is a wonderful enrichment for any math education program and is enthusiastically recommended to every teacher, parent and grandparent, student, child, or other individual interested in exploring the vast universe of numbers.

      Zentralblatt MATH
    • This book is a masterpiece. Starting with small, easily observable numbers and building up gradually to the dizzyingly huge ones towards infinity itself, the author takes readers on a fascinating journey of discovery, making increasingly complex concepts accessible through a combination of striking illustrations and passionate, enthused writing.

      Teach Primary Magazine
    • Schwartz does a very nice job of mixing very elementary ideas with mathematical content that will be new even to mathematicians, making for a fun and enlightening reading experience. ... [A] written review such as this cannot capture the spirit of Schwartz's book, every page of which is illustrated with bright colors and beautiful drawings that are appealing to look at even beyond the mathematics that they convey.

      MAA Reviews
    • This book is a chance to learn something new about the really big numbers. But it is also a chance to experience the awe, the mystery and the playfulness of math with your child and as a child.

      Moebius Noodles
    • This is a classic book to which I can imagine a child returning again and again as s/he grows older, getting more out of it each time.

      Amazon
    • The book gets better with every reading. ... It is great for sharing, and for explaining why we like mathematics so much. Get it with someone small you love, and start a journey. ... This book would clearly make a great present for mathematicians to give to their children.

      LMS Newsletter
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2014; 192 pp
MSC: Primary 00;
Winner of the 2015 MSRI Mathical Books for Kids from Tots to Teens Award!



This book talks about really big numbers in terms of everyday things, such as the number of basketballs needed to cover New York City. Read this book and satisfy your thirst for truly huge numbers. Travel part of the way to infinity!

Download coloring pages

Readership

Appropriate for ages 6 and up, their parents and teachers, and anyone curious about Big Numbers.

This item is also available as part of a set:
  • By means of engaging, imaginative visuals and endearing narration, Schwartz manages the monumental task of presenting the complex concept of this book in fresh and relatable ways ... This book is a wonderful enrichment for any math education program and is enthusiastically recommended to every teacher, parent and grandparent, student, child, or other individual interested in exploring the vast universe of numbers.

    Zentralblatt MATH
  • This book is a masterpiece. Starting with small, easily observable numbers and building up gradually to the dizzyingly huge ones towards infinity itself, the author takes readers on a fascinating journey of discovery, making increasingly complex concepts accessible through a combination of striking illustrations and passionate, enthused writing.

    Teach Primary Magazine
  • Schwartz does a very nice job of mixing very elementary ideas with mathematical content that will be new even to mathematicians, making for a fun and enlightening reading experience. ... [A] written review such as this cannot capture the spirit of Schwartz's book, every page of which is illustrated with bright colors and beautiful drawings that are appealing to look at even beyond the mathematics that they convey.

    MAA Reviews
  • This book is a chance to learn something new about the really big numbers. But it is also a chance to experience the awe, the mystery and the playfulness of math with your child and as a child.

    Moebius Noodles
  • This is a classic book to which I can imagine a child returning again and again as s/he grows older, getting more out of it each time.

    Amazon
  • The book gets better with every reading. ... It is great for sharing, and for explaining why we like mathematics so much. Get it with someone small you love, and start a journey. ... This book would clearly make a great present for mathematicians to give to their children.

    LMS Newsletter
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Permission – for use of book, eBook, or Journal content
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