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Incredible ideas + interactive flaps and tabs = math made easy!

An interactive, engaging and exciting exploration of math, from the invention of zero to the geometry of a donut! Clear, humorous text, bright illustrations, and interactive novelties help explain such topics as numbers, geometry, probability, transformations, and statistics. The focus is on making math accessi
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Hardcover, 16 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Templar
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Carolyn
I absolutely love this book, full of great math facts and presented in a super graphic, interactive way.

OTOH, it would get absolutely destroyed (and fast) in my classroom library so I may gift it to you one of my particularly interested in math students. (And order another for myself, to keep.)
David Molnar
Strange, oversized pop-up book promising information about Numbers, Geometry, Statistics, Measurement, Transformations, Probability, and Sequences and series -- which initially struck me as a list of things that Pearson thinks 10-year-olds need to know about. My concern was unwarranted. These topics are dealt with in a fun way - the presentation is too busy for these old eyes, and there's nothing resembling a narrative, but it's engaging for the target audience.

I especially liked some of the "t
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Caryn Caldwell
Far from a textbook, this colorful, vibrant volume introduces a variety of math concepts, from fractions to probability to Fibonacci numbers, all presented in a way that's designed to entice children. The numerous flaps, tabs, popups, and fold-outs encourage interaction, and the informal sequence makes it easy for readers to skip around, landing on only those concepts that appeal to them at the time. Because of its design, the book is more delicate than most, so it would likely not last long in ...more
Ruth Ann
This book is so FUN and oh so full of all facets of math - numbers and operations, geometry, measurement, probability and statistics, and number sequences. Famous mathematicians and their contributions are explained along with many interactive games and puzzles.
The cover recommends this book for ages 7-10, but I think it would be appropriate up through middle school.

The one drawback of this book is that it has so many movable parts and flaps that it would not hold up in a school or public libra
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Jill
This book is the perfect anecdote to math’s unwarranted reputation as not easy and not exciting, by showing you how math can be both.

Using cartoons, pop-up parts, bright colors, and fun examples, the creators of this book make concepts from the golden triangle to tessellation to data collection interesting and easy to understand. Take fibonacci numbers: what kid could resist checking out flower petals or snail shells to learn about them?

Readers will be thrilled to share with other kids how you
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Sarah
I like this hands-on "lift the flap" math book, especially the last few pages where it presents information about Fibonacci numbers and Pascal's triangle.
Donalyn
An engaging, interactive book about math concepts, philosophy, and history.
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