This idea came from a thing that is now really famous on Facebook and it is called #TheBookBucketChallenge. This is about making a list of 10 books that influenced you, that changed your way of thinking, that are the best for you or maybe the worst (depending on how you want it). I believe it is a great thing and I thought that I should do it for you. So here are the books that influenced me, mathematical speaking of course. They showed me the beauty of math, the importance of it, and made me love it.
1.’The elephant in the classroom : helping children learn and love maths’ by Jo Boaler
2.’Alex’s Adventures in Numberland’ by Alex Bellos
3.’What Counts: How Every Brain is Hardwired for Math’ by Brian Butterworth
4.’The Science of Secrecy – The secret history of codes and codebreaking’ by Simon Singh
5.’Numbers without End’ by Cornelius Lanczos
6.’What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods’ by Ian Stewart, Herbert Robbins, Richard Courant
7.’It Must Be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science’ edited by Graham Farmelo
8.’The Language of Mathematics – Making the Invisible Visible’
by Keith Devlin
9.’Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes’
and my a childhood book: 10.’Chasing Vermeer’ by Blue Balliett
Now I nominate everyone that reads this to post bellow (in the comment box) their 10 books, or maybe ONE great one. It will make a huge difference for me to read your ideas, and you will also give me more things to read for the future. The library is close by and I am a totally bookworm, so give me books.
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