To many people mathematics has no story and so it simply has no interest. Yet mathematics has a long and important lineage full of fascinating characters. Mathematicians can be as passionate as any explorer going into new territory. They can be as collaborative, competitive, timid or heroic as any profession seen to be more exciting.
This new illustrated book from Powerhouse Publishing presents the science of mathematics in an innovative and engaging way. By using a ‘graphic novel’ concept to tell the story, A Maths Odyssey traces a line from Euclid to the computer. The stunning contemporary illustrations of Sydney-based artist Matt Huynh are accompanied by easy-to-read text developed by Powerhouse Museum curators and education experts.
The book is also designed to meet the needs of secondary school teachers. It contains a set of related maths problems and answers that align with the new national curriculum and a list of resources for further study.