# The world of MATHS: TOP MATH tips

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- SHAPING up. // Think of a Number;2005, p50
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It focuses on different shapes. It mentions that although ancient Greeks were not so good with numbers, they were very good at mathematics because they understood shapes. According to the...

- 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...

- The world of MATHS: TAKE A CHANCE. // Think of a Number;2005, p76
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 probability. The definition of probability is that it is expressed by a number from zero to one. A tip on how to compute probability is offered....

- The world of MATHS: ChaOs. // Think of a Number;2005, p78
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It discusses the mathematical phenomenon called chaos. When there is chaos, a tiny change in the starting conditions has a big impact on the final outcome. Chaos is also applied in pinball....

- Where do NUMBERS come from?: How did counting begin? // Think of a Number;2005, p10
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It explores how the modern decimal system began. It argues that it is certain that people used their hands when they first started counting since most of them have ten fingers to count with and...

- Where do NUMBERS come from?: Nothing really MATTERS. // Think of a Number;2005, p22
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It discusses the concept of zero. It argues that zero does not always mean nothing and that if zero is placed on the end of a number, it is multiplied by ten because of the place system, wherein...

- MAGIC numbers: infinity and beyond. // Think of a Number;2005, p38
A chapter of the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It explores the concept of infinity. The symbol that mathematicians use for infinity looks like a figure 8 that is lying on its side. It is said that though the word infinity is used to express...

- MAGIC numbers: SQUARE and Triangular NUMBERS. // Think of a Number;2005, p44
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It discusses the concept of square and triangular numbers. A square number is defined as the product of a number that is multiplied by itself. The square number series is said to be one of the...

- 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...