How Many Socks Make a Pair? (Paperback)

Surprisingly Interesting Everyday Maths

By Rob Eastaway

Aurum Press, 9781781313244, 176pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 2014

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths you’ll discover plenty of new surprises. And if you’ve never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever.



About the Author

Rob Eastaway is one of the UK's leading popularisers of maths. His books include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads. He has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles, regularly appears on radio to talk about the maths of everyday life, and has given maths talks to audiences of all ages, at venues ranging from The Royal Institution to Pentonville Prison.


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' Exudes a friendly charm which is hard to resist'

'For a non-mathematician, this book is crucial'



'Fascinating and totally accessible'