
THE JOY OF MATHEMATICS
by Theoni Pappas
Mathematics is everywherein
soap bubbles, electricity, da Vinci's masterpieces, even in an
ocean wave. Contains a treasure trove of clearly illustrated
mathematical ideas, concepts, puzzles, and games. Find out what
a googol is, visit hotel infinity, read a thorny logic problem
that stumped them back in the 8th century. THE JOY OF MATHEMATICS
adds up to the most fun you've had in a long time.
 Written in Pappas' unique
& inviting style
 Designed so that either
book can be opened at random and a selfcontained topic enjoyed.
"Approach goes far beyond the usual mechanical presentation,
linking math to vital, everyday life and adding cultural and
historical influences to connect math concepts to realistic challenges
fun rather than tedious."
The
Bookwatch
 "The Joy of Mathematics
presents the world of mathematics to readers in a fresh, original
way. For any reader, mathematician or not easily readable by
all readily usable for enrichment I highly recommend it."
The
Mathematics Teacher
 "Rarely does one
come across books on mathematics with such breath, beauty, and
insight. Pappas' books always contain fascinating and valuable
informationnot only for curious students and laypeoplebut also
for the seasoned researcher. The eclectic Pappas is both a mathematician
and a poet, and with the cold logic of the one and the inspired
vision of the other, she selects topics sure to stimulate readers'
imagination and sense of wonder at the incredible vastness of
our mathematics universe."
Clifford
A. Pickover,
author of
Computers & the Imagination
 " designed to help
the reader become aware of the inseparable relationship of mathematics
and the world by presenting glimpses and images of mathematics
in the many facets of our lives." Science News
 ". . .helps demystify
this often misunderstood subject randomly arranged topics retain
the true essence of discovery test your wits with topo,a mathematical
game; ponder the Trinity of Rings; or juggle with a frustrating
puzzlethis book gives glimpses of the many places math exists,
helping you discover some of its treasures."
Curriculum
Product Review
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JOY of MATHEMATICS is a BOOKOFTHEMONTH CLUB™
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$10.95 · 8.5" by 5.5"
·photos
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256 pages ISBN: 0933174659


MORE JOY OF MATHEMATICS
by Theoni Pappas
Part of the joy of mathematics
is that it is everywherein soap bubbles, electricity, da Vinci's
masterpieces, even in an ocean wave. Written by the wellknown
mathematics teacher consultant, this two volume collection of
over 500 clearly illustrated mathematical ideas, concepts, puzzles,
and games shows where they turn up in the "real" world.
You'll find out what a googol is, visit hotel infinity, read
a thorny logic problem that was stumping them back in the 8th
century. The two books are crossindexed.
Now Pappas has done it again,
or rather, has done more! The pages of MORE JOY of MATHEMATICS
spill over with ideas, puzzles, games from all over the world,
historic background, exciting graphics and uptotheminute math
breakthroughs.
Readers will find plenty
to enjoy as they discover Pappas' unique easy reading style.
THE
JOY OF MATHEMATICS & MORE JOY OF MATHEMATICS are
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8.5" by 5.5"
·photos
& illustrations throughout
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312 pages ISBN: 093317473X


THE
MAGIC OF MATHEMATICS
by Theoni Pappas
Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics
casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where
you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs
found in nature. Learn how knots may untie the mysteries of life.
Be mesmerized by the computer revolution. Discover how the hidden
forces of mathematics hold architectural structures together
connect your telephone calls help airplanes get off the ground
 solve the mysteries of the living cell. See how some artists
use a mathematical palette in their works and how many writers
draw upon the wealth of its ideas. Experience all this in The
Magic of Mathematics.
 "Thoughtprovoking
yet not overwhelming, this book makes the author's pleasure in
mathematics evident. "
Library Journal
 "witty and intriguing" Science News

 "Readers will relish
this book. The focus is to explain math in a lively, revealing
manner. It succeeds!" The
Bookwatch

 "Pappas writes at
a level that puts all her topics within reach of any mathematics
teacher and usually within reach of a generalist as well. In
spite of this, she does not skim over facts or misrepresent them.
If you haven't bought Pappas' first two books, then get them.
If you have them, buy this one as well." The Mathematics Teacher
Like
Pappas' The Joy of Mathematics, the illustrations, graphics
and photographs in The Magic of Mathematics make the book
a visual as well as an intellectual experience.
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·8.5"x5.5"
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photos & illustrations throughout
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324 pages ISBN:0933174993


MATH TALK
by Theoni Pappas
Creative juices were certainly
at work when this book of mathematical dialogues was created
by Theoni Pappas. It presents a new way to enjoy and learn mathematical
ideas via poetic dialogues read by two people. A new twist to
mathematical themes.
"MATH TALK in its
novel approach would make an interesting addition to the mathematics
library for any age group." The Mathematics Teacher
"Continuing
on her crusade to demystify mathematics, Pappas delivers a new
way to enjoy and learn some sublimely abstract notions" The Bookpaper
"One of our favorites
is an unusual little paperback called MATH TALK" Home Education Magazine
24 delightful and informative poetic dialogues for exploring
math ideas.
  TOPICS INCLUDE
· Mathematics · Circles · Proper fractions
· Fractals
· Fibonacci numbers · One · Operations ·
Imaginary numbers
· Möbius strip · Zero · Squares ·
Operations
· Variables · Radicals · Triangles ·
· Primes · Dimensions
· Golden Mean · e, & i (for three voices)
· Integers · Tessellations · Even numbers
 · Googols
· We are numbers.
$8.95
·8.5"x5.5"·72 pp
ISBN:0933174748.


MATHEMATICAL SCANDALS
by Theoni Pappas
In this highly readable volume of vignettes, coupled with factual
background, Pappas has assembled fascinating stories of intrigue
and the bizarre  in short, the human background of the history
of mathematics.
MATHEMATICAL SCANDALS delves behind the scenes and reveals real
people, whose rivalries, deceptions, and idiosyncrasies are at
odds with the mathematician's reputation for clear thinking and
scientific detachment.
"If you have a kid
over, say 16 years who thinks math is boring, this book is the
cure." Jaron
Lanier, Discover
Magazine
"These scandals
are not salacious tabloids; rather, they concern incidents and
controversies involving personalities from the history of mathematics.The
stories are informative, and the writing style is appealing."
The Mathematics
Teacher
"Pappas'
passion for math has produced many previous winning titles: this
presents a new vision for exploring math Even reluctant math
users will find the blend of intrigue and social history involving."
The Bookwatch
"MATHEMATICS
SCANDALS gives Pappas' devoted fans another dose of the inventiveness
and flair they have come to expect from her work." Publisher's Group West
"Many associate
mathematics with cold logic. To dispel the stereotype, the author
examines the human sides and foibles of renowned mathematicians." Douglas Borton, The Actuarial
Digest
· $10.95 ·160
pages ·5.5"x8.5"
·paperback
· index ·illustrations
· ISBN: 188455010X


PUZZLES FROM PENROSE
the
mathematical cat
by Theoni Pappas
Pappas is a highly respected and nationally
recognized author of books on mathematics for the layperson and
the mathematician. She simplifies mathematical concepts and makes
math more understandable and approachable. In addition she has
a superb track record with her books on mathematics for children.
Description
The famous mathematical cat Penrose takes us on a trip though
puzzleland, while sharing fascinating and challenging puzzles
in this uniquely designed mini book. Each page's puzzle is introduced
by our star Penrose or one of his quirky friends. Readers are
treated to page after page of Penrose antics and problems, while
the over 100 mind teasers stimulate and engage its readers gray
cells, This book's mini format and fun graphics makes
it hard to resist picking up, and its characters and puzzles
are sure to entertain both kids or adults.
· $10.95 ·160
pages ·4.25"x5.5"
·paperback
· index ·illustrations
· ISBN: 9781884550706
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Monthly
Topics in 2014 calendar include:
JANUARY The Exploratorium
FEBRUARY Introducing the Reuleaux
triangle & the gang of constant width objects
MARCH Square, circle, and
equilateral traingle learn to loosen up a math fable
APRILThe positive &
negative of it.positive
& negative space
MAY Origami enters the
sceince of medicine
JUNE Decimals keeps tabs
on your books
JULY Momathway to
go mathexploring
the museum of mathematics
AUGUST Math plays ballmathematics
behind baseball
SEPTEMBER Brain exercisers challenge problems
OCTOBER Mathematics goes
to the balleta
glimpse at the physics & math behand dance
NOVEMBER Mathematical snippets a look at Big
data & US centroids
DECEMBER Mathematical trivia

THE MATHEMATICS CALENDAR 2014
by Theoni Pappas
Now in its 33rd year,
with its exciting topics, graphics and mindboggling problems,
this calendar continues to be a hit with teachers, students,
engineers, math buffs and puzzle lovers. It's more than a calendar each month features an
intriguing math topic and each day a tantalizing problem
it's a treasure trove of information, games, puzzles and stories,
illustrating how mathematics influences, touches, and impacts
our lives. It
is uniquely designed so that each day of every month has a problem
whose solution is the date. The
brain twister lies in figuring how to arrive at the answer. For
each month the problems range from arithmetic to calculus.
THE MATHEMATICS CALENDAR
has given thousands of people a new perspective about math
how it can be fun, fascinating & intriguing. It's nowonder its popularity continues to grow.
The 12
monthly topics feature exciting topics which remind us again and again how mathematics
describes nature, impacts the sciences, is essential to architecture,
is inseparable from music, influences the arts, exercises and
tantalizes the mind with its puzzles and problems, stimulates
and creates new technologies, and reveals the multidimensions
of our world and universe through its ever evolving ideas and
insights.
"A wall calendar
that should be off the wallit's like have a math magazine with
twelve solidly researched articles. You and your students will
really have to take some time to get everything out of this publiscation.
If you hang this up, expect students to be standing in front
of it for a long time" The Mathematics Teacher
"...continues
to astonish...among the best calendars I've seen...a positive
brainwrecker."
San Francisco Chronicle
".Very functional,hone
up your skills day by day. No rest for the weary with this clever
calendar that will most definitely wake you up."  The Book Reader
"...a winner
in the Exploratorium Store...unique...thought provoking... entertaining."  The Exploratorium Store
"It's a unique
calendar. It sells well and is something that has never been
done." 
Stanford University Bookstore
"Wonderful!
Start your day with a thoroughly bent mind, and perhaps learn
a bit of math too. It's become a museum store classic." Whole Earth Review
"Some of
the most unusual items to cross our desk are The Children's Mathematics
Calendar & The Mathematics Calendar. Each includes a different
problem on each day of the year, along with valuable mathematical
information on each month."
Today's Catholic Teacher
"designed
to increase understanding and appreciation of math concepts. The Cincinnati Post
"makes math fun as well as educational" The
Bookwatch
"People interested in the beauty and intrigue of various
high school mathematics topics will like The Mathematics Calendar.
Pappas's efforts could lead to many meaningful classroom discussions
and projects".
 The Mathematics Teacher
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to 11"x17" · $12.95
·ISBN:9781884550720 · color illustrations throughout


THE MUSIC OF REASON
Experience the Beauty of
Mathematics Through Quotations
by Theoni Pappas
Learn what
Alice in Wonderland, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Mae
West, Plato and others have to say about mathematics.
THE MUSIC OF REASON is a compendium of profound and profane thoughts
on mathematics by mathematicians, scientists, authors and artists.
This collection of quotes  a mixed bag of the humorous and the
philosophical is a thoughtprovoking sampler on mathematics,
dealing with mathematics and the imaginations, the arts, history,
nature, numbers, sciences, computers and much more. Students,
teachers and others will all enjoy this collection of thoughtful
and humorous quotes.
" divided into fifteen
categories each category preceded by a short commentary by the
author. integrating mathematics to with such subjects as science,
history, English, art, and music, the quotations from this book
can act as a springboard for some lively discussions linking
mathematics to other subjects and the real world will complement
the collections of mathematicians and mathematics educators alike."
The Mathematics
Teacher
$9.95
5"x7" illustrated throughout
128 pp·ISBN:1884550045






MATHADAY
by Theoni Pappas
Pappas has come up with yet
another way to make math part of your life. Not a calendar, not
a reference book, but a compendium of mathematical information
that will give you your math fix everyday.
Each day 
 kick starts your brain with
a problem or puzzle (detailed solutions are included)
 has a mathematical quote
to inspire the other side of your brain
 features a historical or
current math note
 has its date expressed in
another number system
Start
off your day with it. · Take it to meetings. ·
Share it with friends.
ISBN:
1884550207 · $12.95
· 5.5"x8.5" · 256 pages · illustrated


MATHEMATICAL
FOOTPRINTS
by Theoni Pappas
MATHEMATICAL FOOTPRINTS
is another gem by
the creator of THE MATHEMATICS CALENDAR and author of
THE JOY OF MATHEMATICS.
"Pappas's books have been gold
mines of mathematical entertainment...spreading inspirational
and mathematical good cheer. "Jon
Scieszka, author of Math
Curse
MATHEMATICAL FOOTPRINTS takes a creative look at the role
mathematics has played since prehistoric times, and will play
in the future, and uncovers mathematics where you least expect
to find it from its many uses in medicine, the sciences,
and its appearance in art to its patterns in nature and its central
role in the development of computers. Pappas presents mathematical
ideas in a readable nonthreatening manner.
·
$10.95 ISBN: 188455021`5
·240 pages · 5.5"x8.5" · photos
& illustrations throughout


 FRACTALS,
GOOGOLS
 &
OTHER MATHEMATICAL TALES
 by Theoni Pappas.
A treasure trove of stories
that make mathematical ideas come to life. Explores math concepts
and topics such as real numbers, exponents, dimensions, the golden
rectangle in both serious and humorous ways. Penrose the cat,
the parable of p, the number line that fell apart, Leonhard the
magic turtle and many others offer an amusing and entertaining
way to explore and share mathematical ideas regardless of age
or background.
 · A TOP
TEN AWARD ·
for Best Children's Book
by The Educational Source
"For those you love math, for those indifferent to it,
and for those who absolutely dread and fear it, this latest volume
by the author of The Joy of Mathematics is an entertaining way
to explore the world of numbers regardless of age or background."
Bookpaper
·
$10.95 ·10"x8"
· illustrations throughout
· 64 pp ISBN: ISBN:0933174896 ·




 MATH
FOR KIDS &
 Other
People Too!
by Theoni Pappas
"Pick a page, any page, and let the fun begin! Theoni
Pappas's choice of stories, puzzles, and games is delightful,
challenging, and timeless." Jackie Faillace Getgood,
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, NCTM magazine
A book that brings mathematics to life in stories, puzzles and
challenges.
Here we find 
how the fractions were squeezed
between the whole numbers
 witness the rise and fall
of the Roman numerals
 do mental gymnastics with
intriguing puzzles
 challenge a friend to a
special game
 help factorials cut things
down to size
 discover what's a zillion
 learn the magic of binary
cards
 and much much more
 Helps kids find
out that mathematics is more than just computation. 
 Lets them discover the world of mathematics.
$10.95
· 8'x10"
·
illustrations throughout
·
128 pp · ISBN: 1884550134


THE ADVENTURES OF
PENROSE
the
mathematical cat
&
THE
FURTHER ADVENTURES OF PENROSE
the
mathematical cat
by Theoni Pappas
Penrose,
no ordinary cat, takes kids on adventurous tours of mathematical
concepts and characters with his books.
Join Penrose as he continues
on his mad cap tour of mathematical ideas.
 Venture
with him when he discovers how to help the square root of 2
 Meet the
fractal dragon
 Watch a
tangram egg hatch
 learn how
to make a square become a bird
 help nanocat
get back home
 and MANY
more amusing,
entertaining and informative tales
while
in THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF PENROSE
 discover the mathematical
reptiles
 meet x, the mathematical
actor
 meet Probably
 discover how 1+1 does not
always =2.
 help Sorry Snowflake find
its symmetry
 take on Napier's hot rods
 and MANY
more amusing,
entertaining and informative tales
All told in an enchanting and captivating style that is sure
to make mathematics fun as well as educational. The reader will
gain new insights and appreciation for mathematics and its many
facets.
"Students will find the stories interesting and will
be challenged by the suggested activities and questions. useful
as motivational stories and extensions of their lesson. This
book will help teachers develop a better understanding of skills
and concepts and to motivate students to really like mathematics."
Shirley Roberts, Teaching Children Mathematics
THE
ADVENTURES OF PENROSE $10.95 · 8'x10"
·
illustrations throughout
·
114 pages ISBN: 1884550142
THE
FURTHER ADVENTURES OF PENROSE $10.95 · 8'x10"
·
illustrations throughout
·
128 pages ISBN: 1884550320
