Everyday STEM Maths – Amazing Maths
Illustrated by Lilia MiceliaAges 9-12
Discover how maths is part of our daily lives with Everyday STEM Maths – Amazing Maths.
Mathematics is not just working out sums and equations for school – it's all around us and used in everyday situations. From photography and cooking to ballet and fashion design, maths is the building block of everything! Discover how watching rabbits and bees developed into a famous sequence, see the ancient Egyptians apply maths to pyramid building, and meet the inspirational mathematicians who brought numbers and symbols to life, including Marjorie Lee Browne, Archimedes and Maryam Mirzakhani. A "try this at home" section shows readers how maths helps you to read minds and how a sequence can turn you into an artist.
With easy-to-understand text written by maths expert Lou Abercrombie, and lots of colourful artworks, photos and diagrams, readers can best explore where we encounter maths and why it’s even important at all.
The Everyday STEM series makes science relevant to tweens. Instead of telling kids STEM is important and is the key to their future success, these books show readers how we use science, technology, engineering and maths in our everyday lives. While the topics sound high-level and complex, this series makes these concepts age-appropriate and accessible. So, while we can’t promise to teach 9 to 11-year-olds quantum physics, we can explain in the simplest terms the practical applications of STEM.