Is the most important language in the universe also capable of making us happy in simple and profound ways? Can we really weave the foundations of lifelong joy-humility, gratitude, connection, etc.-through the apparent complexity of numbers? Have we oversold the practicality of mathematics, while ignoring its larger and more human purposes-happiness?
In Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics, Sunil Singh takes the readers on a unique adventure, discovering that all the elements that are essential for lifelong happiness are deeply intertwined with the magic of mathematics. Blending classic wisdom with over 100 pop culture references-music, television and film-Singh whimsically switches the lens in this book from the traditional society teaching math to a new and bold math teaching society. Written with charming buoyancy and intimacy, he takes us on an emotional and surprising journey through the deepest goldmine of mathematics-our personal happiness.
Sunil Singh is a Lead Ambassador for The Global Math Project and was a regular contributor to The New York Times Numberplay blog. A self-proclaimed "math jester", he travels all over North America as a speaker/presenter sharing the joy of mathematics.
Foreword James Tanton Introduction Chapter 1: Zero (Humility) Chapter 2: One Plus Two (Simplicity) Chapter 3: Q.E.D. (Courage) Chapter 4: Infinity (Curiosity) Chapter 5: Negative Square Root (Gratitude) Chapter 6: Seventeen (Health) Chapter 7: M.E. (Power) Chapter 8: ABC'd (Resilience) Chapter 9: Thirty-Seven (Laughter) Chapter 10: Phi (Connection) Chapter 11: Pi (Hope) About the Author Index