Mathematics is a complex, intricate, and enigmatic subject – a fact that Ben Orlin doesn’t shy away from in his book, Math With Bad Drawings. From strange symbols to wild leaps of logic, Orlin illuminates the ideas that shape our reality by showing us what math actually is. But don’t let the math jargon intimidate you; Orlin’s humorous and empathetic tone will put even the most math-phobic reader at ease.
With colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and relatable anecdotes, Orlin teaches us how to think like mathematicians. From a brand-new game of tic-tac-toe to the mathematical headache of building a spherical Death Star, Math With Bad Drawings is a delightful and insightful read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of math and its myriad uses.