The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdös
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New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2013.
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1st ed.
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37 pages : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
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Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple,lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

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Growing up in Hungary during WWI, Erdos tried school but chafed at the rules and convinced his mother that he should study at home. He was fascinated by numbers from an early age, and by the time he was 20, he was known as The Magician from Budapest. Unable to do common tasks such as cooking, laundry, or driving, he spent his adult life flying around the world, staying with other mathematicians, and working collaboratively on challenging math problems.
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3-8.
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Heiligman, D., & Pham, L. (2013). The boy who loved math: the improbable life of Paul Erdös. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

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Heiligman, Deborah and LeUyen, Pham. 2013. The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

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Heiligman, Deborah and LeUyen, Pham, The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

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Heiligman, Deborah., and LeUyen Pham. The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2013. Print.

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