Books About Mathematics in Our World

   

Tessellations Around the World
$19.95
Tessellations Around the World contains nearly 100 photographs of tessellations found in nature and in synthetic objects. A line drawing of the tessellation, a map showing its location, and a series of questions accompany 50 of the photographs. In addition to math questions, there is one question for each page relating to geography or culture. The book also contains chapters on tessellation basics, symmetry in tessellations, and tessellations in the real world. The tessellations are grouped by geographical region, and there is an introduction to the tessellations of each region.

Tessellations Around the World is designed for use either by individuals or in a classroom setting. Many of the questions in the book are designed to address specific Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Tessellations Around the World will help you or your students recognize and appreciate mathematics in the world around us, while reinforcing geometry and problem solving skills. Grades K-12.

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By Robert Fathauer, 8-1/2" x 11", 92 pages. 2014.
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Haeckel's Art Forms from Nature
$24.95
Marvelous renderings, many in color, by one of the foremost early exponents of Darwinism, selected from Kunstformen der Natur the author's famous study of organic life forms. 608 illustrations depict algae, starfish, lichens, and hundreds of other subjects. Perfect for direct, permission-free use by artists and illustrators. 8-1/4" x 11", 48 pages, includes CD ROM with 300 dpi TIFF images.
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Fractal Trees
$19.95
In this book, by combining photographic imagery with iteration, the mathematical process at the heart of fractals, Robert Fathauer explores his unique vision of a nature that is even more fractal than the real world. These creations include a fern-like tree built from the stem of a rose bush, an infinite collection of spirals formed from the skeleton of a cholla cactus, and a tree whose outline resembles a maple leaf. Thirteen different trees are shown in two page spreads, and six randomized fractal trees are shown as well. The book also includes a section on the method used to create the trees and notes on the individual trees. Included are three classroom worksheets that teachers can copy, covering branching of fractal trees, trees in nature, and infinite series. By Robert Fathauer. 52 pages, 8-1/2" x 11".
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Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art & Artchitecture
$14.95
By Robert Field, who has travelled extensively and has taken his camera and a keen eye with him wherever he has gone. Many people will be both suprised and delighted by the sheer number and variety of interesting patterns that he has discovered. These books will appeal both to those who have a particular interest in the topic covered but also to those who are looking for a rich resource of pattern designs. By Robert Field. Paperback, 5-3/4" x 8-1/4", 64 pages.
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Geometric Patterns from Tiles & Brickwork
$14.95
By Robert Field, who has travelled extensively and has taken his camera and a keen eye with him wherever he has gone. Many people will be both suprised and delighted by the sheer number and variety of interesting patterns that he has discovered. These books will appeal both to those who have a particular interest in the topic covered but also to those who are looking for a rich resource of pattern designs. By Robert Field. Paperback, 5-3/4" x 8-1/4", 64 pages.
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Geometric Patterns from Churches & Cathedrals
$14.95
By Robert Field, who has travelled extensively and has taken his camera and a keen eye with him wherever he has gone. Many people will be both suprised and delighted by the sheer number and variety of interesting patterns that he has discovered. These books will appeal both to those who have a particular interest in the topic covered but also to those who are looking for a rich resource of pattern designs. By Robert Field. Paperback, 5-3/4" x 8-1/4", 64 pages.
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Pascel's Triangle
$19.95
Starting with the simple rule which generates the numbers in Pascal s Triangle, it is remarkable how many other patterns and properties there are to discover. This teacher's guide, with blackline masters explores this fascinating topic in depth. By Tony Colledge. Paperback, 8-1/4" x 11-1/2", 40 pages.
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