*Strength in Numbers*

## Discovering the Joy and Power of

Mathematics in Everyday Life

## SHERMAN K. STEIN

What is the spell of cool numbers? Was the golden ratio used to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu? What do two goats and a car have to do with making good decisions? In *Strength in
Numbers*, awardwinning teacher and author
Sherman K. Stein offers an entertaining
exploration of the surprising ways in which the
language of mathematics can enhance our
understanding of the world around us.

*"After finishing this book, you should have a clearer idea
of the importance of mathematics in the 'real' world and
the ability to read the language of mathematics. I hope, in
addition, you will have gained an appreciation of the
beauty of mathematics and the elegance of its reasoning."*

-from Chapter 1

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