Humble Pi The Role Mathematics Should Play in American Education by Michael K. Smith

Cover of: Humble Pi | Michael K. Smith

Published by Prometheus Books .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Mathematics,
  • Primary / junior schools,
  • Secondary schools,
  • Teaching of a specific subject,
  • Study & Teaching,
  • Elementary School Mathematics,
  • Secondary School Mathematics,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Study and teaching,
  • General,
  • United States

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8130939M
ISBN 100879758775
ISBN 109780879758776

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