This is no ordinary maths book. It's an incredible compendium of mind-blowing facts; tricks that will amaze friends and family; and fun, interactive activities.
Young readers will love...
• Using maths to create uncrackable codes.
• Exploring weird numerical patterns. (Did you know that 11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321?)
• Discovering the secrets of mathematical mind-reading.
Rediscover subjects such as geometry, statistics, and measurement in a completely new light. Whoever new that maths could be this much fun?
With a glossary of key mathematical terms included, this brain-boosting book is perfect for readers aged 8+.
Average rating from 24 members
This book contains six chapters; they are Shapes, Patterns and Sequences, Mind-Boggling Tricks, Magical Mathematics, Curiouser and Curiouser and Fool Your Friends. With them, the author engages kids in Math, encouraging them to view it as more than a school subject. The illustrations add to this message; they are cartoon like and playful. The puzzles are engaging and fun to try. Each puzzle has a section called What’s Going On that offers insights. I highly recommend this title. Making Math engaging and fun will serve kids so well. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own
Math is every where. It is not a subject to fear but one to embrace. The tricks will boggle your mind but you will have fun and expand your thinking and reasoning skills. There are many experiments that are hands on and will provide hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family. A great learning tool and STEM feature,
As a math teacher, even I didn't know some of these tricks. I am so excited to add this to my list of academic books available to my peers! I also will be sending one to my sister once it is available for purchase. She is also a teacher.
This book is brilliant. It's full of fun and interesting activities and ideas for exploring maths. I really like how the maths behind the activities is explained, in a clear way but without being oversimplified. The children at school will really enjoy these activities and so will the staff!
This book was so cool! My son, who really is not crazy about math, has found these tricks really neat and it has helped him become more excited to work on his math work.
This is a great book! Fun maths puzzles to have a go at. I will definitely be using this in the classroom to challenge the children. A great way to make maths fun!
Must admit: this is very clear and well done! I'm studying to become a math teacher and I found it very clear. The information is given in a playful way. Children can explore the math tricks themselves and learn more about it all. Also loved the artwork. It's not bombastic but subtle and ideal for kids. It isn't a distraction while reading the book.
I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is full of tricks to incorporate into the classroom. My favorite chapter was the shapes chapter. I always struggle with making units on shapes engaging, but now have plenty of new ways to make the unit exciting. This book allows children to explore the "why" behind math and discover a passion for math.
One of the best, the simplest, the most understandable explanations of a maths concept I have ever seen! This book explains how to find the volume of a 3D shape with the story of Archimedes and his bath, in the most wonderful way. It also talks about tessellations and fractal trees in ways that even Mum and Dad will understand them. Do yourself and your kids a favour and pick up this book. Read it first (then you will sound really smart). Read it with your children and then play and have fun together. This book is not just about numbers, it’s about shapes, patterns and sequences, mind-boggling tricks, magical mathematics, curiouser and curiouser things and ways to fool your friends. It is written for children and to children. This gives them the opportunity to use this book independently if they are so inclined. - The blurb from the publisher, as they do it best - This is no ordinary maths book. It's an incredible compendium of mind-blowing facts; tricks that will amaze friends and family; and fun, interactive activities. Young readers will love... • Using maths to create uncrackable codes. • Exploring weird numerical patterns. (Did you know that 11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321?) • Discovering the secrets of mathematical mind-reading. Rediscover subjects such as geometry, statistics, and measurement in a completely new light. Whoever knew that maths could be this much fun? With a glossary of key mathematical terms included, this brain-boosting book is perfect for readers aged 8+. As a qualified Primary School Teacher, I highly recommend this book.
Clever and engaging with some cool “ tricks of the trade”. Maths is so different now I was intrigued to see and learn how much the whole patterns and shapes concept seems much more important now or at least how much better the connection to these and numbers is relevant.