I teach mathematics and after reading this book, I can teach my students – history of mathematics. My school didn’t teach me anything about the history of this subject. This provides a well-structured history of Arithmetic mathematics.
William explores the beauty and relevance of mathematics by focusing on the great conceptual depth and genius already inherent in the elementary mathematics familiar to us all, and by connecting it to other well-known areas such as language and the conceptual aspects of everyday life.
How numbers came into our life and made our life better. This book is must read for parents, and I’d especially recommend this book to teachers.