Negative Math: How Mathematical Rules Can Be Positively BentA student in class asks the math teacher: "Shouldn't minus times minus make minus?" Teachers soon convince most students that it does not. Yet the innocent question brings with it a germ of mathematical creativity. What happens if we encourage that thought, odd and ungrounded though it may seem?

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Negative math: how mathematical rules can be positively bent
Avis d'utilisateur  Not Available  Book VerdictIt's a rare person who describes negative numbers (or any numbers) as "unassuming but fun," and he is likely the same person who would notice that negative numbers "stand as just about the only kind ... Consulter l'avis complet
Table des matières
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chapter 2 The Problem  10 
Much Ado About Less than Nothing  18 
Meaningful and Meaningless Expressions  43 
Making Radically New Mathematics  80 
chapter 6 Math Is Rather Flexible  110 
chapter 7 Making a Meaningful Math  174 
notes  235 
further reading  249 
acknowledgments  259 
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