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Mathematics: The Phantom Tollbooth

Mathematics: The Phantom Tollbooth

What is the greatest number you can name? Milo, the main character in The Phantom Tollbooth, learns that the series of numbers has no end—it is infinite. No matter how great a number you imagine, you can always add 1 to it. Milo also learns that we use math in unexpected ways every day. To explore how, visit the sites listed below.

“Ask Dr. Math” http://mathforum.org/ dr.math/
This Math Forum site includes "Ask Dr. Math" and features a new math problem each week.

What Good is Math? http://oncampus.richmond.edu/ academics/ education/ projects/ webunits/ math/
Is Math important? Yes!