Mathemagic!: Number Tricks by Lynda ColganMathemagic!: Number Tricks by Lynda Colgan

Mathemagic!: Number Tricks

byLynda ColganIllustratorJane Kurisu

Hardcover | March 1, 2011

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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.
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 column...
Title:Mathemagic!: Number TricksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10.75 × 8.75 × 0.38 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554534259

ISBN - 13:9781554534258

Appropriate for ages: 10


Editorial Reviews

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