A few weeks ago, we announced the 7 book shortlist for the 2021 Chalkdust Book of the Year. We award two prizes: the Chalkdust Book of the Year (as chosen by our editors), and the Chalkdust Readers’ Choice (as voted for by our readers).
Chalkdust Book of the Year 2021
We found picking a winner of this award really difficult, as we’d picked many great books for the shortlist. And the winner is:
How to Think about Abstract Algebra
This book (Amazon UK, Waterstones, Oxford University Press) is a book that tells you how to think about abstract algebra.
You can read our full review of How to Think about Abstract Algebra here.
Chalkdust Readers’ Choice 2021
As well as picking our favourite from the shortlist, we held a vote for our readers to pick their favourite. The runaway winner of this poll was:
Maths Tricks to Blow Your Mind
Kyle D Evans
This book (Amazon UK, Waterstones) is his book all about viral maths problems.
You can read our full review of Maths Tricks to Blow Your Mind here.
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An Introduction to the Math of Voting MethodsWe review the second of this year’s nominees for the Book of the Year
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