Education: Wonderful World

While U.S. teachers and parents hotly debate how best to teach Johnny his reading, many are also wondering: What about his math? For those worried about Johnny's lack of interest, new hope came last week in the form of a colorfully illustrated book called The Wonderful World of Mathematics (Garden City Books; $2.95). Written by Lancelot

(Mathematics for the Million) Hogben, professor of medical statistics at Britain's University of Birmingham, Wonderful World is a fast-paced history of the subject from the days when people "thought of any quantity greater than three as a heap...

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