The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos /

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by Heiligman, Deborah,
[ 12. Miscellaneous ] Authors: Pham, LeUyen,--illustrator. Physical details: 37 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm. Subject(s): Erdos, Paul, --1913-1996. | Mathematicians --Hungary --Biography. | Children's literature --2014. 12. Miscellaneous Item type : 12. Miscellaneous
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West Royalty Elementary School math collection MA 921 ERD Available


Growing up in Hungary during WWI, Erdos tried school but chafed at the rules and convinced his mother that he should study at home. He was fascinated by numbers from an early age, and by the time he was 20, he was known as The Magician from Budapest. Unable to do common tasks such as cooking, laundry, or driving, he spent his adult life flying around the world, staying with other mathematicians, and working collaboratively on challenging math problems.