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The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat [Paperback]

By Theoni Pappas, Emilio Urberuaga (Illustrator), Matthieu Burnay (Editor), Krishan Kumar (Contributor), Magnolia Belle (Adapted By) & Charles Ray
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Pages   132
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 1997
Publisher   Wide World Publishing, Tetra
Age  7-10
ISBN  1884550142  
EAN  9781884550140  

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Penrose the cat explores and experiences a variety of mathematical concepts, including infinity, the golden rectangle, and impossible figures

Publishers Description
In this children's exploration of mathematical ideas, Penrose takes a journey to meet the Zeros and the Ones, discovers mathematical stars and learns the truth about infinity. He meets Mr Abacus and discovers the mystery of the triangle of numbers.

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More About Theoni Pappas, Emilio Urberuaga, Matthieu Burnay, Krishan Kumar, Magnolia Belle & Charles Ray

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Theoni Pappas is passionate about mathematics. A native Californian, Pappas received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1966 and her M.A. from Stanford University in 1967. She taught high school and college mathematics for nearly two decades, then turned to writing a remarkable series of innovative books which reflect her commitment to demystifying mathematics and making the subject more approachable. Through her pithy, nonthreatening and easily comprehensible style, she breaks down mathematical prejudices and barriers to help one realize that mathematics is a dynamic world of fascinating ideas that can be easily accessible to the layperson.
Her math calendars and over 18 math books appeal to both young and adult audiences alike. Three of her books have been Book-of-the Month Club selections, and her Joy of Mathematics was selected as a Pick of the Paperbacks. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Finnish, French, Slovakian, Czech, Korean, Turkish, Russian, Thai, simplified and traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
In 2000 Pappas received the Excellence in Achievement Award from the University of California Alumni Association for her work on books and other innovative products that deal with mathematics. She lives in Palo Alto, CA.

Theoni Pappas currently resides in Aptos, in the state of California.

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Great read for children and adults  Oct 17, 2007
This book is so much fun. It has mathematical concepts I had never even heard of. For someone who lost their love of math through public school, I thoroughly enjoy reading the fun ideas presented here. It makes higher math skills available to non-math people without being threatening or overwhelming. I love this book.
7 year old math fiend enjoyed this book  Aug 16, 2006
My son really enjoyed this book for its interesting presentation of math.. he even named a cat puppet after Penrose.
Mathematical Concepts Made Simple  Apr 15, 2004
This book is a great resource for teachers! It is full of fun, interesting, and easy activities that really help its abstract mathematical concepts come to life. The book takes concepts that might otherwise be hard to grasp in their complexity and simplifies them, making them more "kid friendly." Learning from and with a cat, who is just as curious as they are, also helps make things less intimidating for children who are slightly math phobic. I will definitely be using this book in my own classroom!
Mathematics Made Simple  Apr 15, 2004
This book is a good resource for teachers! It is full of fun, interesting, and relatively simple activities that make abstract mathematical concepts come to life. Math is made less intimidating, because the mystery behind it is revealed by a curious cat with whom children can relate. The book takes mathematical concepts that might otherwise be too complex for children to grasp and simplifies them, making them more "kid friendly." Younger children, who are more likely to enjoy the cat's stories, may not fully appreciate the mathematical content. They will, however, benefit from the books pleasant introduction to mathematical concepts. Similarly, older children, who are more likely to fully appreciate the mathematical content, may not enjoy Penrose as much (or at least they might not admit that they do). However, learning with Penrose will still make the experience less intimidating. The book is clever and a great tool for teaching math, while easing and/or preventing math phobia. I will definitely use this book in my own classroom!
a mathmatical cat?  Apr 14, 2004
Hi I'm a Pima Community College student and, I read the book to a friend's daughter for homework. She loved the book because it was a cat doing and solving math. The book had a lot of short stories about Penrose doing math. Some of the topics she didn't get but, that was because, she was not to that level of math in school.

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