Socrates and the Three Little Pigs

3.71 avg rating
( 35 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780399213106: Socrates and the Three Little Pigs
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A wolf's attempt to figure out in which of five houses he is most likely to find one of three little pigs introduces such mathematical concepts as combinatorial analysis, permutations, and probabilities.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Language Notes:

Text: English, Japanese (translation)

From Publishers Weekly:

How many ways can three little pigs be placed in five houses so that no two are in the same house? That's the problem that confronts Socrates the wolf, who wants to nab just one juicy porker for his hungry wife's dinner. Anno's sprightly watercolors and Mori's spare, engaging text will undoubtedly draw young readers into the process. With help from Pythagoras the frog, Socrates's task takes the reader down the road of combinatorial analysis. His systematic thinking leads to endless combinations and permutations of piggies per house. But happy endings abound, as Socrates's wife finds her hunger has waned, and wolves, pigs and frog have a morning romp in the meadow. Although Socrates and the Three Little Pigs stirs up some intended confusion, it provides lots of answers and lays solid groundwork for logical thinking and game theory.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mori, Tuyosi
Published by Philomel Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0399213104 ISBN 13: 9780399213106
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Philomel Books, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110399213104

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Mori, Tuyosi
Published by Philomel Books
ISBN 10: 0399213104 ISBN 13: 9780399213106
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Philomel Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399213104 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0206527

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Mori, Tuyosi
Published by Philomel (1986)
ISBN 10: 0399213104 ISBN 13: 9780399213106
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hook's Book Nook
(Pottstown, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Philomel, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 0399213104 As New. Seller Inventory # ABE-10115946905

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Mori, Tuyosi
Published by Philomel Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0399213104 ISBN 13: 9780399213106
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Philomel Books, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0399213104

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Tuyosi Mori
ISBN 10: 0399213104 ISBN 13: 9780399213106
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0399213104

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Tuyosi Mori
Published by Philomel (1986)
ISBN 10: 0399213104 ISBN 13: 9780399213106
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Philomel, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0399213104

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 99.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Tuyosi Mori
Published by Philomel Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0399213104 ISBN 13: 9780399213106
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Philomel Books, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0399213104

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 114.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Tuyosi Mori
Published by Philomel Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0399213104 ISBN 13: 9780399213106
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Philomel Books, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0399213104n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 285.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds