# SHAPING up

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- SHAPING up: Round and Round. // Think of a Number;2005, p62
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number. A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It offers information on circle and its characteristics. It mentions that in ancient Greece, the Greeks found out that a pair of compasses and a straight edge can create other shapes out of a...

- SHAPING up: Footballs and buckyballs. // Think of a Number;2005, p60
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It discusses icosahedrons. Such shape is composed of 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons. A football has the same characteristics although the other panels can be different in terms of shape and...

- SHAPING up: The 3rd Dimension. // Think of a Number;2005, p58
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on various shapes with three dimensions. A tetrahedron is comprised of four equilateral triangles like a pyramid except that its base is triangular instead of square. A cube is made...

- SHAPING up: SHAPES that STRETCH. // Think of a Number;2005, p66
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on three-dimensional (3D) shapes that are topologically equivalent. Examples of objects that are topologically equivalent are a coin and a marble, a cup and a doughnut, and a square...

- The world of MATHS: LOGIC. // Think of a Number;2005, p82
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on the branch of mathematics called logic. Logic relies on thought rather than numbers or shapes. Solving a problem logically means deducing certain things and then linking the...

- SHAPING up: SHAPES with many SIDES. // Think of a Number;2005, p56
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It deals with polygons with more than four sides. The names of these polygons are actually based on the number of sides that they have like pentagon, hexagon, and octagon. It notes that the...

- SHAPING up: Cones and curves. // Think of a Number;2005, p64
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on cones and curves. A parabola is a curve that was discovered by Italian scientist Galileo which also led to the discovery of the force of gravity. An ellipse is the line created by...

- SHAPING up: SHAPES with 3 SIDES. // Think of a Number;2005, p52
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It deals with a polygon with three sides known as the triangle. It mentions that triangles are said to be the simplest polygons and the building blocks for all the other polygons. Even during...

- The world of MATHS. // Think of a Number;2005, p74
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It deals with the importance of mathematics to society. Scientist Galileo is quoted on his view on mathematics. The role of mathematics in driving civilization forwards is emphasized. It also...