Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

by Matt Parker (Author)

Book Cover for Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

   Book 1   
Pages: 480

  • Cut pizzas in new and fairer ways!
  • Fit a 2p coin through an impossibly small hole!
  • Make a perfect regular pentagon by knotting a piece of paper!
  • Tie your shoes faster than ever before, saving literally seconds of your life!
  • Use those extra seconds to contemplate the diminishing returns of an exclamation-point at the end of every bullet-point!
  • Make a working computer out of dominoes!
Maths is a game. This book can be cut, drawn in, folded into shapes and will even take you to the fourth dimension.

Both playful and sophisticated, 'Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension' is filled with captivating games and puzzles, a buffet of optional hands-on activities that entice us to take pleasure in mathematics at all levels. Parker invites us to relearn math in a new way and, this time, to be utterly enthralled by it.

So join stand-up mathematician Matt Parker on a journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two different kinds of infinity and more...

Math Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Math
Reading level: 12+
Books in series: 2
Read in order? No
Tags: comedy & humour  illustrated  non fiction  science & tech (STEM) 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension  (2014)
2.   Humble Pi  (2019)