Pack up a Penguin
Pack up a Penguin completes the journey through the geometry of common shapes and the calculation of area that was begun in A Square Peg in a Round Hole and continued in The Room in the Elephant. Written to be accessible to an able and interested 18-year old, it aims to appeal to students and teachers of mathematics and to anyone with a fascination for the subject.
How should penguins huddle together to keep the Antarctic winter at bay? What has the Dutch artist, Theo van Doesburg, got to do with summing infinite series? Discover the easy way to find the area under a parabola and see how area can be used to demonstrate the standard results of algebra and trigonometry. Explore the surface areas of the great buildings of the world from the Egyptian pyramids to the dome of Hagia Sophia to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then tackle the multitude of problems in the final chapter.