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Algebra and Geometry: Anything But Square! (Basher Science)
The best-selling author of Math and Punctuation now turns his attention to the fun and funky characters in Geometry and Algebra. Meet Polygon and Plane, Reflection and Rotation, Odd Number and his buddy Even Number and the three amigos Sine, Cosine and Tangent. Discover the secrets of their world and how they like to throw their numbers about. Bringing his charming ma
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by Kingfisher
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I was curious about this series to see if it really was educational in a way that engages kids. My two or three older kids (ages 3-9) have certainly picked this up repeatedly and looked at it, and even read parts of it. When I read through it to see why they kept checking it out, but never stuck with it for very long, I think I figured it out. The illustrations are pretty interesting and the anthropomorphic interpretations of math concepts are interesting, but then the math related text is kind ...more
Apr 12, 2015 Tracy E. Hieatt rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids, big kids
For the kids, this will be good. I wish I had a visual book about math when I was kid. It's not simple, and some of these concepts I've never studied in HS or college. It would be good for the already math-interested kid or the reluctant one. As an adult, I gripe about the Greek-focused history. A lot of math was happening in the Middle East and Asia long before the Greeks and this Western-focused book, with the origins of Algebra in the Arabic Middle East and Pi in Mesopotamia. Nonetheless, if ...more
(Informational) This book really brings math to life! It introduces the concepts as charters and personifies them. Each character has a story that teaches you about that particular math concept. I could see my students really enjoying this book!
Everyone knows i hate math but this book was actually very useful! It gave so much information in such a simplified easy understanding way.The book defines each aspect of the type of math then gives examples and remembering tools.It also gives fun graphic pictures for each one!
Basically dumbed down kids' encyclopedias with irrelevant kawaii-style illustrations. Might be useful in a situation where relying on a variety of books/explanations helps bring a difficult point home, but not a very good stand-alone series.