An introduction to the magic of math that will engage even the most math-reluctant kid.
Mathakazam! With this book, math becomes magic for kids! The secrets revealed in Mathemagic will have kids outwitting everyone with their superior computational skills, mystifying friends by plucking secret numbers from their minds and learning the mathematical secrets of the ancients.
The book includes step-by-step instructions and explanations of how and why these number tricks work. As kids work their way through each trick, they will learn math concepts including calculation, multiplication, prime factors, the Nine Principal, the Binary Number System and more.
About the Author
Lynda's career as a mathematics educator began in Scarborough, ON, 33 years ago. Since then, her roles have been many: K-12 teacher, consultant, researcher, professor, columnist, textbook author, and collaborator on The Prime Radicals (a live-action children's television program also based on her Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper columns). The common denominator? Lynda's mission to dispel the myth that math is the bad guy!
Jane Kurisu is an illustrator whose books include The Sleepover Book and The Jumbo Book of Gardening. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
... any young reader looking to have some fun with what can sometimes be a dry subject will enjoy the lighthearted tone and look of Mathemagic!—Quill & Quire
The simple cartoon illustrations add interest and clarify how the tricks are accomplished. An appropriate choice where magic books are in demand.—School Library Journal
Kurisu's illustrations emphasize the performance side of mathemagic, showing potential performers how to successfully set up or follow through with specific tricks. Colgan makes math cool, and that speaks for itself.—Kirkus Reviews