Math Art Fun: Teaching Kids to See the Magic and Multitude of Mathematics in Modern Art by Robin Ward

Math Art Fun: Teaching Kids to See the Magic and Multitude of Mathematics in Modern Art

Book Title: Math Art Fun: Teaching Kids to See the Magic and Multitude of Mathematics in Modern Art

Publisher: Bright Sky Press

ISBN: 1933979895

Author: Robin Ward


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