Keep your mind sharp all year long with Mathematics 2021: Your Daily Epsilon of Math, a wall calendar featuring 12 images relating to maths concepts!
Too often, maths is sidelined as a daunting part of academia that we rarely use outside of school; but doing daily mathematics can help keep your brain working in ways that verbal exercises cant. Let mathematicians Rebecca Rapoport and Dean Chung stimulate the left side of your brain by providing you with an equation for every day of the year. The solution for each equation is the date; but the challenge lies in figuring how to arrive at the answer, and possibly discovering more than one method of arriving there. This years calendar features a completely new set of maths challenges to put your problem-solving skills to the test.
With entry-level algebra, word problems, and maths puns thrown into the mix, this calendar allows you not only to do maths, but also to see the many ways in which maths can be applied to your everyday life. End the year with more brains than you had when it began with Mathematics 2021: Your Daily Epsilon of Math.
About the Author
Rebecca Rapoport holds degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and Michigan State. From her first job out of college, as one of the pioneers of Harvard's Internet education offerings, she has been passionate about encouraging her love for matsh in others. As an early contributor to both retail giant Amazon.com and Akamai Technologies, the number one firm in cloud computing, Rapoport played a key role in several elements of the Internet revolution. She then returned to her first love, education, as an innovator of new methods to introduce children and adults to the critically important world of STEAM education as COO of an enrichment centre dedicated to helping kids explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and is currently developing and teaching innovative maths curricula in the Boston area. Rapoport is also the co-author of Math Games Lab for Kids (published by Quarry Books), a book of fun, hands-on maths activities designed to introduce elementary and middle-school students to several areas of higher math. She has an Erdos number of 2.Chung had success on the high-school math circuit, including an eighth-place finish at the 1991 USAMO and attending the Math Olympiad training program. He was also a high scorer at the 1994 Putnam Competition. Chung has wielded mathematics in service of analysis for Amazon.com, Quadstone, and Vistaprint.com. He currently works at athenahealth as a software developer and is the puzzle master of its math club.