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By Jin Akiyama, Mari-Jo Ruiz

Math Wonderland is a museum of interactive mathematical types in Hokkaido, Japan, based by way of one of many authors, Jin Akiyama, in 2003. The types in Wonderland, lots of that have been exhibited in all places Japan and in towns around the globe, are supposed to support youngsters and teenagers become aware of and adventure the wonders of arithmetic. This e-book is based round the reviews of 3 fictional middle-school scholars in the course of a trip to Wonderland. They spend an afternoon in Wonderland, dealing with the interactive types and collaborating within the actions provided there. on the finish of the day, they go away with a real appreciation of arithmetic received from witnessing its good looks, applicability and inevitability.This booklet is a crucial contribution to the style since it provides arithmetic and versions that experience by no means earlier than seemed in books within the comparable type: reversible solids, airplane tiling with advancements of tetrahedrons, and double-packable solids, that are derived from the authors' personal examine papers released in arithmetic journals. it really is designed to entertain, tell or even train a few arithmetic. even though it is concentrated at teenagers, mom and dad and academics may perhaps study anything from the e-book to boot.

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Miho exclaims, admiring the speed with which Jai picks up her explanations. His friends are not surprised. Jai always understood things faster and better than them. 57 This page intentionally left blank 59 While inside the Pythagoras Room, they hear music coming from somewhere. Then they see a sign: It is pointing to an unusual looking spiral staircase. Its steps are of unequal length and some steps are carpeted. A guide named Yasu tells them to go down the stairs one at a time. As usual Kino takes the lead.

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