# Free eBooks by Bob Albrecht

## Documents

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### Solar System Perambulations

Most of our heroes are great mathematicians, physicists, and astronomers. Just for the fun of it, we wrote this 58-page document. It lists 53 mathematicians, physicists, and astronomers, one per page. For each entry, we show date of birth, the positions of the eight planets and dwarf planet Pluto on the birth date, a link to the person's Wikipedia web page, and a table of data about the eight planets, dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres, and Earth's Moon.

We also show you how to use the diagram of the planets' orbits to deduce what planets you can see and about what time of day (night) you can see them. We do this exercise with students we tutor – they like it.

### Mathemagical Meandering

Mathemagical Meandering is a free 41-page booklet that you can download as a PDF file or as a Microsoft Word file. It contains a motley assortment of meanderings by Bob Albrecht and George Firedrake. Several of these ramblings were previously posted on the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) listserv. The booklet includes The Plop Investigation, A Plethora of Snakes, A Note on the Science of NFL Football, Round-Robin Tournament SAT Practice Test Question, Measure the Height of a Tall Object, Win a Bag of Money, Solar-System Necklace, Coconut-Carrying Swallows, Use FOIL to Multiply 2-Digit Numbers, Nine to the Nine to the Nine, Eager Eric Wants to be Shorn, Roll 2D6 Doubles Game, Are All Perfect Numbers Triangular Numbers?, and A Word Game Using a TI-84 to 'Roll' 26-Faced Dice. Hey! This is free book. It is AOK if you give snippets or the entire booklet to students, teachers, tutors, parents, grandparents, et al, et al. You can edit and improve the Microsoft Word version. Now here we go meandering again.

### Mathemagical Meandering

Mathemagical Meandering is a free 41-page booklet that you can download as a PDF file or as a Microsoft Word file. It contains a motley assortment of meanderings by Bob Albrecht and George Firedrake. Several of these ramblings were previously posted on the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) listserv. The booklet includes The Plop Investigation, A Plethora of Snakes, A Note on the Science of NFL Football, Round-Robin Tournament SAT Practice Test Question, Measure the Height of a Tall Object, Win a Bag of Money, Solar-System Necklace, Coconut-Carrying Swallows, Use FOIL to Multiply 2-Digit Numbers, Nine to the Nine to the Nine, Eager Eric Wants to be Shorn, Roll 2D6 Doubles Game, Are All Perfect Numbers Triangular Numbers?, and A Word Game Using a TI-84 to 'Roll' 26-Faced Dice. Hey! This is free book. It is AOK if you give snippets or the entire booklet to students, teachers, tutors, parents, grandparents, et al, et al. You can edit and improve the Microsoft Word version. Now here we go meandering again.

### Algebra: Numbers 01

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Welcome to Algebra: Numbers 01. This 38-page teach-yourself unit is a very slow introduction to natural numbers and whole numbers presented in small bite-sized chunks. Nibble, nibble, gnosh, gnosh, learn a little algebra. It is slow and easy. Topics include natural numbers, whole numbers, odd numbers, even numbers, square numbers, triangular numbers, and a math recreation called mathemagical black hole 123. There are 22 sets of Your Turn exercises with answers and a 17-question self-test with answers. Algebra: Numbers 01 is available as a PDF file and also as a Microsoft Word file that you can edit. May dragons of algebraic alakazams be with you.