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Curious: Life hacks through maths

$29.99

$29.99

From Lily Serna, as seen on Letters and Numbers and Catalyst.

How can maths help you to kick the perfect penalty goal, win an argument, impress your friends and spot fake news?

With easy-to-understand maths logic, simple psychology and engaging anecdotes from her own life, mathematician Lily Serna shows us that maths can unlock the secrets of the universe. For she has been curious about the universe ever since her grandfather taught her about infinity when she was five years old.

Now, she shares her wonder at how things work through mathematically proven and fascinating insights. She wants to help all of us - especially the maths phobic - embrace the maths that surrounds us and solve the most common problems of modern living - all without making us learn a single formula. Well, maybe just one or two friendly ones . . .

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760781156
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 29/10/2019
  • Category: Health & personal development / Self-help & personal development
    Mathematics & science / Popular mathematics
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: $29.99

From Lily Serna, as seen on Letters and Numbers and Catalyst.

How can maths help you to kick the perfect penalty goal, win an argument, impress your friends and spot fake news?

With easy-to-understand maths logic, simple psychology and engaging anecdotes from her own life, mathematician Lily Serna shows us that maths can unlock the secrets of the universe. For she has been curious about the universe ever since her grandfather taught her about infinity when she was five years old.

Now, she shares her wonder at how things work through mathematically proven and fascinating insights. She wants to help all of us - especially the maths phobic - embrace the maths that surrounds us and solve the most common problems of modern living - all without making us learn a single formula. Well, maybe just one or two friendly ones . . .

Author Information

Lily Serna, 32, was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Sydney. After graduating from UTS, Lily came to fame in 2010 as numbers expert on SBS's Letters and Numbers. She is now a TV presenter on the ABC's Catalyst and SBS's Destination Flavour. Lily is a national numeracy ambassador and passionate advocate for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers. Between TV commitments, Lily works as a data analyst for Australian software giant Atlassian. She lives in Manly. Curious is her second book.