Why is a rain­bow curved?

Why aren’t left-han­ders ex­tinct?

How is a sun­y­ower like a syn­chro­nised swim­mer?

Why is ‘e’ a magic num­ber?

The an­swer to these ques­tions is con­tained within one sim­ple word: MATHS.

Be­cause maths is all about pat­terns, and our uni­verse is ex­traor­di­nar­ily pat­terned.

With en­thu­si­asm, hu­mour and heart, Ed­die Woo shows how card tricks, con­spir­acy the­o­ries, teacups, killer but­teryies, mu­sic, light­ning and so much more il­lu­mi­nate the spell­bind­ing world of maths that sur­rounds us.

Ed­die Woo is the head math­e­mat­ics

teacher at Cher­ry­brook Tech­nol­ogy High School, Syd­ney.

He has been teach­ing maths for more than 10 years.

In 2012, Ed­die started record­ing his lessons and up­load­ing them to YouTube — cre­at­ing ‘WooTube’.

Since then, he has amassed a fol­low­ing of more than 270 000 sub­scribers and his videos have been viewed more than 14 mil­lion times.

In 2018, Ed­die was named Aus­tralia’s Lo­cal Hero of the Year and short­listed as one of the top 10 teach­ers in the world.

Week­end Life has one copy of Woo’s Won­der­ful World of Maths by Ed­die Woo to give away thanks to pub­lisher Pan Macmil­lan.

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