Marcus du Sautoy's Number Mysteries
iOS iPhone Education
★ About Marcus du Sautoy’s Num8er My5teries ★
Want to know how to use math to 'read your friends’ minds'? Or how math can help you always win at chocolate chilli roulette? Want to know who invented Sudoku or where is the best place to bet in a casino? Or just how to win at rock, paper, scissors?
Based on Marcus du Sautoy’s new book, The Num8er My5teries, this app focuses on the game strategy chapter, and how math can help you win. Jam-packed full of educational, entertaining information, the app contains three videos and four extracts of Marcus’ writing. It also includes a fun game, ‘Moley’, based on the famous ‘impossible’ math problem, ‘The Bridges of Königsberg.’
Race against the clock to help Marcus the Mole escape from his underground tunnels, using all the math, logic and strategy you have learnt from the rest of the app. You can even tweet your high score to friends from within the app.
★ About Marcus ★
Marcus du Sautoy has been named by the Independent on Sunday as one of the UK's leading scientists, has written extensively for the Guardian, The Times and the Daily Telegraph and has appeared on BBC Radio 4 on numerous occasions. In 2008 he was appointed to Oxford University’s prestigious professorship as the Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science, a post previously held by Richard Dawkins.
★ About the Publisher ★
Founded by Victoria Barnsley in 1984 and acquired by HarperCollins in 2000, Fourth Estate is one of the most innovative imprints in the industry with a reputation for selecting critically-acclaimed titles such as Half of a Yellow Sun by Orange Broadband prize-winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale and the 2009 Man Booker Prize winner Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Recent non-fiction successes include Bad Science by Ben Goldacre, This Mitchell and Webb Book by David Mitchell and Robert Webb and Tender Volume 1 by Nigel Slater.
Video compatibility improved, compatibility with older iPhone OS 3.1.2 and above.