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In this one-page article Steven Strogatz explains how representing numbers with concrete objects can make calculations less confusing. By using images of rocks, he demystifies concepts such as square numbers, parity, primes, and sums of consecutive numbers. This is the second in Steven's series of 15 articles on the Elements of Math (home page cataloged separately).

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  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

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English

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