Codes, Ciphers, and Cartography

Math Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

During WWII, Japan’s navy relied on secret codes to communicate battle plans. By early 1942, US experts had cracked the code. The Japanese had planned a surprise attack on US Navy ships, but now the Americans knew the attack was coming. They turned the tables on the enemy and won a decisive victory.

Math has always been key to warfare. Scientists use mathematical calculations to understand how missiles fly, or how to build faster airplanes. Soldiers in battle use math to figure out how to hit a particular target. From making sure an army has enough supplies to recording casualties and damage, discover how math and calculations lie at the heart of warfare!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-5124-3927-4
$31.99 $23.99
978-1-5124-4949-5
$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.6
BISACS JNF035000, JNF025130
Dewey 652/.8
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 930
ATOS Reading Level 6.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192159
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Timeline

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“[A] well-designed, action-packed entry in the STEM on the Battlefield series . . .”—Booklist

Author: Terry Burrows