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The Essential Arithmetricks (Murderous Maths #3)

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Find out how to count your way out of a death-trap, why multiplication can stop a hairy green spot epidemic, and meet the barmy pure mathematicians who spent years proving 5 + 0 = 5. Meanwhile, Chainsaw Charlie, Halfsmile and their gang discover that even the simplest maths can be murderous.
Published September 17th 1999 by Hippo (first published 1998)
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I always loved the "Horrible histories" books and all the branches from that including "Murderous maths" THEY ARE SO AWESOME! they are what real teaching is my friend. I LEARNT LONG DIVISION, LOOOOOONG MULTIPLICATION and plenty of other number-related things from this very book. (i actually forgot a lot of it because i read it so long ago but it was actually really helpful and humourous and oh it was just the best! It was the funnest way to learn maths.
Sep 24, 2008 Sally rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sally by: NU
Funny, borderline crude, and so very, very British. Excellent overview of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Various approaches in thinking and understanding. Great graphics that illustrate and entertain.

Will be greatly enjoyed by boys, those who already love math, and those who enjoy "pictures" amongst the words. But everyone else will be pleasantly entertained, and even learn a thing or two, if not digest the whole book.

Played the games "frazzle or fish food," and "assassins,
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This book cham-bupples your heart,zas-boppes' your brain,goop-manskintingbooples your mind. Read it? It is full of stuff Like 7X29.

A paddle brakes the heart here. The best explanatory is this book is about math. Not much i know. Hail bad.
I found this book a bit crude in its silliness. For some children who enjoy comics, though, this may be a good tool for developing basic math concepts.
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Definitely a fun way to approach math. I love the British humor.
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Mathe, voll logisch! by Kjartan Poskitt (1998)
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Kjartan Poskitt (born 15 May 1956 in York) is an author and TV presenter who is best known for writing the Murderous Maths children's series of books. Poskitt was educated at Collingwood College, Durham. In addition to his popular science and maths books, which include books on Isaac Newton (Dead Famous: Isaac Newton and his Apple), puzzles, practical jokes and secred codes, Poskitt has written a ...more
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Murderous Maths (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • More Murderous Maths (Murderous Maths, #2)
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  • Desperate Measures (Murderous Maths, # 5)
  • Do You Feel Lucky?: The Secrets of Probability (Murderous Maths, #6)
  • Vicious Circles And Other Savage Shapes (Murderous Maths, #7)
  • Numbers, the Key to the Universe (Murderous Maths, # 8)
  • The Phantom X (Murderous Maths, #9)
  • The Fiendish Angletron (Murderous Maths, # 10)
  • The Perfect Sausage and Other Fundamental Formulas (Murderous Maths, # 11)
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