1 edition of **Magnificent mistakes in mathematics** found in the catalog.

Magnificent mistakes in mathematics

Alfred S. Posamentier

- 180 Want to read
- 37 Currently reading

Published
**2013** .

Written in English

- Mathematics,
- Discoveries in science,
- Scientific Errors,
- Miscellanea

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280) and index.

Statement | Alfred S. Posamentier, Ingmar Lehmann |

Contributions | Lehmann, Ingmar |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA99 .P664 2013 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | 296 pages |

Number of Pages | 296 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL27149844M |

ISBN 10 | 1616147474 |

ISBN 10 | 9781616147471 |

LC Control Number | 2013012126 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 818738062 |

Alfred S. Posamentier (born Octo ) is an American educator and a lead commentator on American math and science education, regularly contributing to The New York Times and other news publications. He has created original math and science curricula, emphasized the need for increased math and science funding, promulgated criteria by which to select math .

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