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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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Aug 16, 2008 Sally rated it really liked it
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,
Edacheeky (Eda D)
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.
Apr 20, 2013 Rainier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A paddle brakes the heart here. The best explanatory is this book is about math. Not much i know. Hail bad.
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Sep 20, 2015 Mao Mao rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has one game and three puzzles. It is one of the books from Murderous Maths, my favorite science-fiction series about math, but this book is very easy. It tells me adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing that I had learned long ago. That's why I gave this book 4 stars.
Nocturna Syn
Mathe, voll logisch! by Kjartan Poskitt (1998)
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Definitely a fun way to approach math. I love the British humor.
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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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Kjartan Poskitt 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 book of magical tricks, a G ...more
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