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Book Title: The Math Olympian|
The author of the book: Richard Hoshino
Edition: Friesen Press
Date of issue: February 2015
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.18 MB
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ISBN 13: 9781460258729
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As a small-town girl in Nova Scotia bullied for liking numbers more than boys, and lacking the encouragement of her unsupportive single mother who frowns at her daughter’s unrealistic ambition, Bethany MacDonald's road to the International Math Olympiad has been marked by numerous challenges.
Through persistence, perseverance, and the support of innovative mentors who inspire her with a love of learning, Bethany confronts these challenges and develops the creativity and confidence to reach her potential.
In training to become a world-champion "mathlete", Bethany discovers the heart of mathematics – a subject that’s not about memorizing formulas, but rather about problem-solving and detecting patterns to uncover truth, as well as learning how to apply the deep and unexpected connections of mathematics to every aspect of her life, including athletics, spirituality, and environmental sustainability.
As Bethany reflects on her long journey and envisions her exciting future, she realizes that she has shattered the misguided stereotype that only boys can excel in math, and discovers a sense of purpose that through mathematics, she can and she will make an extraordinary contribution to society.
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Read information about the authorRichard Hoshino, a first-time novelist, teaches mathematics at Quest University Canada in Squamish, British Columbia.
To get in touch with Richard, please visit www.richardhoshino.com or send him an e-mail at richard.hoshino[at]gmail.com.
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