in the age of digital photography
ISBN 978 0
When you take
a photograph, you flatten the world. This remarkable process is
called perspective. In a clear, non-technical way, this
book provides an introduction to perspective through looking at
photographs. It covers practical issues such as what happens when
photographs are joined together, and why photographs still look
realistic when viewed obliquely. This is a book for anyone interested
in perception, photography or geometry.
Facts, Figures & Fiction
Have you ever
wondered how Room 101 got its name, or what you measure
in oktas? Which number links Alice in Wonderland, rainbows
and the Egyptian Book of the Dead? You will find the answers
in Numbers. The book is full of facts, both mathematical
and cultural, tantalising problems and anecdotes. A light-hearted
reference book for all ages.
This new edition
has been updated with dozens of new articles, illustrations and
photographs in full colour. The main entries span the numbers
from zero to 200.
comments on the first edition –
and devotedly made, this large thin book is a cheerful and eccentric
guide to the integers...” - Philip and Phylis Morrison in Scientific
A4 book is a must for every school library. Beautifully illustrated
in full colour...” - Sue Pope in Mathematics Teaching
published in January 2004. For further information see the Numbers:
Facts, Figures and Fiction webpages.
Problem Pictures CD-ROMs
ISBN 978-0-9546562-1-8 (PC ed.)
ISBN 978-0-9546562-4-9 (w. b. ed.)
Pictures is about bringing mathematics to life with photographs.
Dazzling photographs are combined with original questions and
problems to challenge students at all levels.
Problem Pictures CD-ROM has 184 colour photographs with
activities for mathematics teaching. Each photograph comes with
a question or activity. For each there is a page giving hints,
solutions and further information. Initially all the photographs
can be viewed as a video montage with a music soundtrack. Themes
covered by the pictures include symmetry, ratio, number patterns,
spirals, games, packaging, mazes and sundials. The original edition
is for PC only but a web browser edition is also available for
Macs, PCs or any computer with a web browser. Published 2001/2007.
The 2006 edition
of Problem Pictures Themes CD-ROM has 300 colour photographs.
Themes covered include Chocolate, Games & Puzzles, Mazes, Perspective,
Time, and Wheels, as well as a large Medley section covering many
other topics. U-Shaped Curves, Straight Lines & Gradients and
Waves & Other Curves are three sections that can be used to model
photographs with graphs. Like the original Problem Pictures CD-ROM,
this disc contains a varied collection of attractive and unusual
images which are starting points for mathematical activities.
The materials are viewed in a web browser making it easy to copy
and paste to other applications. The 2006 edition includes hints
and solutions. PC & Mac. Published April 2006.
Pictures Numbers CD-ROM continues the tradition of bringing
mathematics to life with photographs. The first part of the disk
has more than two hundred eye-catching photographs, each with
questions and activities to challenge students of all ages and
abilities. There are pictures of pedal bins, liquorice allsorts,
patchwork quilts and road signs. Weird architecture and historic
instruments also appear in the mixture. The second part is on
the theme of numbers. There is a page for each whole number from
zero up to 220. Photographs show patterns based on particular
numbers as well as diverse images of the numbers themselves. The
accompanying text is adapted from the book Numbers: Facts,
Figures and Fiction, juxtaposing mathematical ideas with facts
and anecdotes about numbers in the real world. For Macs and Windows
PCs with a web browser. Published April 2010.
information see the Problem