Unlike any conventional mathematics class Bellos’s book reintroduce us into the wonderful world of math by scampering off the beaten algebraic path through investigation of interesting topics. Bellos takes us on a sojourn across terra ferma to talk to people about mathematical concepts that catch his fancy. Find out about the story of how Sudoku became an overnight international sensation. In Japan he visits a club whose school-age members can almost instantaneously add up a string of three-digit numbers by visualizing an abacus in their heads. In America, Bellos finds himself in Nevada, exploring Reno’s casino scene with a discussion of why some gamblers win, but most don’t.
Engaging stories, colorful personalities, do not be confused, you will be mastering some powerful mathematical concepts. Top class Intellectual entertainment!