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Arithmetic
by Paul Lockhart
Harvard University Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-674-23751-3 | eISBN: 978-0-674-98153-9 | Cloth: 978-0-674-97223-0
Library of Congress Classification QA115.L713 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 513

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Paul Lockhart reveals arithmetic not as the rote manipulation of numbers but as a set of ideas that exhibit the surprising behaviors usually reserved for higher branches of mathematics. In this entertaining survey, he explores the nature of counting and different number systems—Western and non-Western—and weighs the pluses and minuses of each.
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