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- IN THE WONDERLAND OF NUMBERS - Maths and Your Child - by SHAKUNTALA DEVI - A fascinating journey into the magical and exciting world of maths.
DetailsNumbers are not symbols to be written on the black board... They are the doorway to the world of Intellectual adventure.My purpose of narrating this wonderful story is to take away any fear a child may have of numbers. Numbers are fun, numbers are magical. It is my hope that this story will inspire parents and teachers to enthuse children with a life-long love for numbers and maths. - Shakuntala DeviCome to an exciting journey into the Wonderland of Numbers.'As for numbers, they hate nobody and nobody can afford to hate them,' says Neha's father, who is a supportive parent trying to re-instill confidence in his child. Apart from revealing the specialties of each individual number, from zero to nine, and little mathematical tricks, Shakuntala Devi has underscored another very important aspect. It is upto parents and teachers to ensure that children are initiated into a lifelong love affair with numbers.An engaging child, Neha, suddenly starts lagging in Maths when a new Maths teacher arrives and she starts converting her fear of the teacher into a terror of Maths. Matters touch the nadir when she scores a zero in a test. On the way home that day, she meets with an accident. While her parents and teachers suffer an anxious vigil till she regains consciousness, she travels to the Kingdom of Zero through her sub-conscious mind. In the Wonderland of Numbers is the story of Neha's adventures in the Kingdom of Zero.CONTENTS:1.Of Friends & Foes2.Letters to Lord Ganesha3.In the Maths Room4.Music and Mathematics5.The Disastrous Zero6.One for Success7.Two for Joy8.The Number Game9.In the Presence of Zero10.A Time to Rejoice.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : WIth missionary zeal Shakuntala Devi has been pursuing her lifetime objective of demystifying numbers and making them a part of every person's daily creative energy. She believes numbers are fun; she believes anyone can enjoy numbers, specially children. To give shape to her dreams of making maths a fun activity for younger children, now she is working on setting up a maths institute in Karnataka, India.She was initiated to maths by her grandfather and by the age of five hailed as a prodigy. She wants people to shed their phobia of maths, which tends to get communicated to children. Through her eminently readable books and highly entertaining lectures she has done much to help people get friendly with numbers. It is when maths is approached in a spirit of fun, she says, only then can we put it to its most complete use and extract the greeatest mileage from it in terms of application.Born to an orthodox Brahmin family in Bangalore, Shakuntala Devi manifested an extraordinary love for numbers at a very early age. By the time she was five years old she had become an expert in complex mental arithmetic. The rest, as they say, is now history. She has authored several international bestsellers which have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. She is also the recipient of Ramanujan Mathematical Genius Award, which was bestowed on her in Washington, USA, in 1988.
SKU Code PRK B 5345 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788122203998 Author Name SHAKUNTALA DEVI Publisher Name Orient Paperbacks,India