- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (22 March 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0465053734
- ISBN-13: 978-0465053735
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,85,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Burn Math Class Hardcover – 22 Mar 2016
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Advance Praise for Burn Math Class:
Jason Wilkes' spirited, hip-nerdy Burn Math Class is what high school math might look like if it were redesigned by people who loved math but hated high school.”
Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
With this wonderful book, Jason Wilkes uses a radical new approach to teach readers a way to assemble for themselves areas of mathematics that once seemed difficult. Fascinating, funny, and thoroughly engaging, this is one of those highly original books that come along once a decade. Not a coffee table book for someone who wants to look educatedit is instead a book for people who actually want to be educatedfor someone who wants to take mathematics into his bones.”
John Tooby, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
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May Jason Wilkes do some more writing!
Many high schools have pre-calculus courses that teach pre-statistics. Students go to college and are often unaware that they are not really prepared for calculus.
This book should be used as a textbook in high school to excite students into mathematics. What it does is throw away everything that makes mathematics difficult by explaining it a manor that I have never seen nor read . It isn't just a good math book it is a good read that delivers a whole new universe . In a country that wants to deliver more scientist and engineers what we may have to understand is a new approach to things needs to happen. If I were an educator ( I have taught programming classes) I would read this book and ask myself is this a better way to learn math. I suspect it is ! Last thing on mathematics , music and art classes should be added to curriculum's this is a failure of thinking not everything fits the Machine f(x)=mx+b...... a certain non linearity is good! lol