World Book Day – Maths

Thursday 4th March is World Book Day. For all of our mathematicians, there is a raft of articles, books and literacy to engage with.

The brilliant NRich website provides a list of recommended books for young people interested in Mathematics. The books are grouped into three different categories: History of Mathematics, Recreational and Thinking Mathematically. Each book is given a lower age band based on the content and language used in the book and are presented in ascending order of age. Click here: https://nrich.maths.org/books.

Cambridge University have created a list of interesting mathematics books and internet sites primarily intended for sixth-form students planning to take a degree in mathematics. The list includes some items which are suitable for less experienced readers, so may well appeal to a wider audience. The list was last updated in September 2020 and includes Kevin Houston’s widely acclaimed book ‘How to Think Like a Mathematician’. Click here: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergrad/admissions/files/reading-list.pdf.

Finally, I want to leave you with a book themed mathematical problem…

The sum of the page numbers of a book is 2556.

How many pages are there in the book?

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