  
Imprint  Reader's Digest Adult 
              
 

 

Dr. Michael Goldsmith, Author 
  
   About the Book Whether you have forgotten what you learned or are starting fresh, I Wish I Knew That Math is a great guide which teaches anything from basic operations to more complex mathematics, including geometry, money, logic and probability in a clear, concise manner.

 Math, so often a mystery to children, is simply explained in I Wish I Knew That Math. With clear, commonsense explanations of mathematical concepts and fun and interesting applications, this book is a great way to increase your understanding of math. The concepts addressed include, but are certainly not limited to:
 Basic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
 The math behind money
 The connections between math and music
 Irrational numbers – Why did Pythagoras have one of his followers killed just for talking about the square root of 2?
 The value of zero
 Angles – from acute, all the way to reflexive
 Coordinates and the Cartesian plane
 Probability – What is the likelihood of being struck by lightning?
 Logic – induction, deduction and Sherlock Holmes
 Computers and algorithms
 Code breaking – from ancient Rome to super computers
With its readable style and engaging examples, I Wish I Knew That: Math can give children a head start or a helping hand in their understanding of math. Even grownups could learn a thing or two that they may have forgotten or maybe things they never learned at all!

 Mike Goldsmith, Ph.D., studied astrophysics at Keele University, where he earned his PhD, and is a freelance research scientist. He has written several books for children and lives in Teddington, England.



 