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Some titles that make good end-of-year (or other) prizes for students.

Adam Spencer's World of Numbers

Adam Spencer
Adam Spencer
Year Levels:

Almost 400 full-colour pages crammed with facts, observations and investigations about numbers. Adam Spencer is also very funny.

 

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Math Jokes for Mathy Folks

Math Jokes
G. Patrick Vennebush
Year Levels: 6 - 12+

If you appreciate clever or silly maths jokes (and who doesn’t?) then this is the book for you.

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A Maths Odyssey

A MATHS ODYSSEY
Tracing a Line from Euclid to the Computer
Matthew Connell, Helen Whitty
Year Levels: 7 - 10

This fascinating publication is a picture book about the sometimes perplexing mathematical odyssey from straight lines to hyperbolic space, from Euclid's axioms to Boolean algebra. An excellent prize book for graduates.

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Measurement

measurement
Paul Lockhart
Year Levels: 7 - 12

‘I will never hold a circle in my hand, but I can hold one in my mind. And I can measure it.’

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Numbers

Number: Facts, Figures and Fiction
Facts, Figures and Fiction
Richard Phillips
Year Levels: 4 - 12+

A beautiful book full of facts (both mathematical and cultural), tantalising problems and interesting anecdotes.

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Really Big Numbers

Really Big Numbers
Richard Evan Schwartz
Year Levels: 5 - 12+

Each page is a bright, colourful and quirky graphic with accompanying text. The author, a university mathematics professor, not only explains really big numbers but illustrates them with interesting and unusual examples. A book that explores exponential notation, the logic behind naming of numbers and the sheer fascination of numbers so big that they are difficult to imagine.

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Sophie's Prize

sophies-prize
Jennie Marston, Lexie Watt
Year Levels: 1 - 2

Take your class on a journey with Sophie as she works out what to do with her $100 art competition prize.

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