Go beyond counting with the fourth installment of the Kitchen Pantry Scientist series! Create an alien planet complete with a car with square wheels. Solve puzzles, learn a magic trick, and play a ton of games. All of it is possible with math!
This engaging guide offers a series of snapshots of more than 20 mathematicians, half of them women, from ancient history through today. Each profile is paired with related hands-on projects perfect for a kitchen or a classroom, and a description of where the math principle involved is still being used or reflected in today’s world. You'll experiment with square wheels with Hypatia, make pizza pie charts with Florence Nightingale, and explore Fabulous Folding Flexagons with Emily Noether.
Experiments range from very simple projects using materials you probably already have on hand, to more complicated ones that may require a few inexpensive items you can purchase online. With this fascinating, hands-on exploration of the history of mathematics, this book is sure to inspire the next generation of great mathematicians.