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The Math Entertainer
Philip HeaffordDesigned not merely to puzzle and delight but also to enlarge the reader's understanding of mathematics and mathematical reasoning, The Math Entertainer is a compendium of 50 quizzes, each consisting of a set of problems related to a single mathematical concern. The subjects include mathematical history, symbols, circles, triangles, measurements, currency, abbreviations and permutations, among many others. Answers to and complete explanations of all the quizzes are provided at the back.
Murderous Maths: Easy Questions, Evil Answers
Kjartan Poskitt*****Why do people think Friday 13th is unlucky? How can you make a liar tell the truth? How many people in the world share your birthday? "Easy Questions, Evil Answers" provides the answers to all these questions and more. It's the perfect laugh-out-loud, boredom busting read for everyone who's ever wondered just how many footballs you can fit in a swimming pool and how long it takes to count to a million.
Murderous Maths: The Key to the Universe
Kjartan Poskitt*****Murderous Maths has been given a gorgeous new cover look! For readers scared of squares and perplexed by primes, the next in the unchallenged Murderous Maths series, Numbers: The Key to the Universe, reveals how you could win a million dollars and become famous forever (twice). Meanwhile, they must pit their wits against evil Professor Fiendish's Number Chain, and things get ugly when the gangsters meet the unlucky number 13. Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to maths they don't teach at school.
Murderous Maths: Savage Shapes
Kjartan Poskitt*****Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to shapes they don't teach at school. Readers will find out how to command respect throughout the entire Universe, learn why the US defence headquarters is a pentagon, and discover the quickest way to get a naked Colonel back to his beach hut.
Murderous Maths: The Phantom X
Kjartan Poskitt*****Murderous Maths has been given a gorgeous new cover look! Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all thericks, tips and shortcuts to algebra they don't teach at school. Readers must pit their wits against Professor Fiendish in the Foul Formula Challenge and Chainsaw Charlie and his gruesome gang discover that even the simplest maths can be murderous. But look no further: The Phantom is here to banish algebraic agony - for god!
Murderous Maths: Do You Feel Lucky?
Kjartan Poskitt*****Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to probability they don't teach at school. Readers will learn why coins have no memory, and whether Urgum the Axeman is likely to lose his head and join Riverboat Lil and Brett Shuffler in a mathematical tangle with swamp snake.
Murderous Maths: The Perfect Sausage
Kjartan Poskitt*****Is maths making you miserable? Are you forever getting your sums in a muddle and floundering with your formulas? Get back on track with "The Perfect Sausage". Find out how Pongo McWhiffy makes a perfect fried egg, how to get your fair share of the gangsters' leftover pizza and what make money really interesting. Meet the Gollarks' evil allies as they prepare for another invasion and join the Pure Mathematicians in a high-speed car chase. Can the Mathsmobile take the pace? Meanwhile, back at the Last Chance Saloon, Brett Shuffler brings the house down and Riverboat Lil meets her match.
Murderous Maths: Guaranteed to Mash Your Mind
Kjartan Poskitt*****
Murderous Maths: Guaranteed to Bend Your Brain
Kjartan Poskitt*****
Murderous Maths: Awesome Arithmetricks
Kjartan Poskitt*****
Murderous Maths: Desperate Measures
Kjartan Poskitt*****
Go Figure!: A Totally Cool Book About Numbers
Johnny Ball*****Experience the mysterious and magical world of numbers as never before. This unique book investigates mathematical marvels such as why daisies always have 34, 55, or 89 petals, why the world's phone numbers appear in pi, and other patterns and paradoxes that will make readers look at numbers in a whole new way.
Wayside School 4: Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School
Louis Sachar*****From the Newbery-award winning author of Holes

"Everyone take out your spelling books," said Mrs. Jewls. "It's time for arithmetic."

Sue is so excited for her first day at Wayside School. But things at Wayside are far from normal-and Sue's teacher, Mrs. Jewls, is completely wacky. She expects the students to add and subtract words! Sue has never heard of anything so ridiculous. She knows adding apples plus oranges is impossible...or is it? Anything can happen at Wayside School.
Wayside School 5: More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School
Louis Sachar*****From the Newbery award-winning author of Holes

Everything in Mrs. Jewls's class has gone topsy-turvy...again. The report cards are scrambled, the pop quiz won't pop, and watermelons are falling out the windows. On top of all that, the boys are upset because Allison has announced that only two of them will be invited to her birthday party, since if more than two boys come, they'll all start acting silly. You never know how things will add up at Wayside School.
Mathematics Illustrated Dictionary: Facts, Figures, and People including the New Math
Jeanne Bendick, Marcia Levin, Leonard Simon*****This is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, one-volume guide to math facts and figures, terms and processes, concepts and systems. Brief biographies (along with portraits) explain the work of famous mathematicians, along with summaries of historical developments from the early Greeks to quantum and superstring theories.Illustrations and examples clarify and expand definitions. There are clear descriptions of mathematical applications in computer science, physics and astronomy, along with commonly used symbols, systems of weights and measures, graphs and references, such as the periodic table.As a basic resource for students, teachers, and the mathematically well-informed, this invaluable dictionary should be part of every reference shelf.
Illustrated Math Dictionary
Judith de Klerk*****Put the power of knowledge at your fingertips! Packed with more than 500 definitions of mathematics terms, accompanied by stunning illustrative support, including charts, graphs, and diagrams that add clarity to meaning.
The Incredibly Awesome Box: A Story About 3-D Shapes
Joanne Rocklin, Marilyn Burns*****Jan sends her friend Nick email messages describing how she and her cousins learn about shapes as they try to assemble a present for their grandmother's birthday. Includes related activities.
Bats on Parade
Kathi Appelt*****"Up marched the saxophones,
all 25 —
sopranos and altos
they come five by five"

The creators of "Bat Jamboree," which "School Library Journal" called "a witty combination of counting book and theatrical experience," are proud to introduce — 385 marching band bats!From the drum majorette, who marches 1 X 1, to the sousaphones striding 10 X 10, these bats march in multiples to the tune of Kathi Appelt's snappy text and Melissa Sweet's boisterous illustrations.
The Children's Mathematics Calendar 2011
Theoni Pappas*****With a new problem every day, The Children's Mathematics Calendar 2011 is a creative way to learn math and have fun doing it. It's a little-known fact that math is an active sport, and this calendar keeps young minds active and in shape with fun mathematical activities for every day of the year. This calendar includes stories that make math ideas come to life, problems with new twists, and ways to share math exercises with parents and friends. Much more than just a reminder of the date (though it does that too), this calendar stimulates curiosity and imagination and helps children develop a positive attitude about mathematics.
Millions to Measure
David M. Schwartz*****There are millions of things to measure . . . and almost as many ways to measure them!

Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is back — and ready to explore the invention of length, weight, and volume measurements. After that, with another wave of his wand, the wizard introduces the world of metrics and makes it easy to understand the basic pattern of meters, liters, and grams. With Steven Kellogg's playful and delightfully detailed illustrations, measuring has never been such a blast!
Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map
Cindy Neuschwander*****Xaxon Yellowbearyd was the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Now a map to his hidden treasure lies in Radius's and Per's hands. Together the cousins must decode the strange numbered grid on the map-and figure out the secret of the Viking's X and Y axes. As bungling bandits pursue them, Radius and Per use coordinate geometry in their quest for "treasure of the greatest measure".
Math Anthology: Stories & Poems
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill*****Oversized Paperback. Stories & poems of math.
Math Appeal: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles
Greg Tang*****NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang challenges kids to solve problems creatively in this follow-up to MATH FOR ALL SEASONS.

In this book you'll learn to see
How very clever you can be.
We'll teach you tricks to help you add,
Some day in math class you'll be glad!

In this follow-up to MATH FOR ALL SEASONS, Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns will guarantee any child success in math. In MATH APPEAL, Tang continues to challenge kids with his innovative approach to math.
Count to a Million
Jerry Pallotta*****This inventive new counting book by well-known author Jerry Pallotta will dazzle the imaginations of young readers while strengthening math skills and building confidence.

This book begins, "If you can count to ten, you can count to one million." Although some may have their doubts, by using basic math grouping skills readers will find themselves counting higher than they ever thought possible. COUNT TO A MILLION will inspire even the most reluctant math student, building confidence and showing that math can, in fact, be fun.
The Straight Line Wonder
Mem Fox*****Despite the admonitions of his friends, a straight line enjoys expressing himself by twirling in whirls, pointing his joints, and creeping in heaps.
Fraction Fun
David A. Adler*****Bright cartoons enliven an introduction to fractions, that incorporates common cents (money) and "pizza math," a delicious way to teach numerators and denominators.
How Much Is a Million?
David M. Schwartz*****This book reveals how big a bowl would be needed to hold a million goldfish, or how many years it would take to count to a million.
The Grapes of Math
Greg Tang*****Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

Eight classic, best-selling titles are available now!

Category: Math Skills
"How many grapes are on the vine?
Counting each takes too much time.
Never Fear, I have a hunch
There is a match for every bunch!"

Greg Tang, a lifelong lover of math, shares the techniques that have helped him solve problems in the most creative ways! Harry Briggs's vibrant & inviting illustrations create a perfect environment for these innovative games. So open your mind-and have fun!

"This...clever math book uses rhyming couplets... riddles...visual clues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting...A winning addition!" —Kirkus
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter
Cindy Neuschwander*****FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In an adventurous title that teaches math skills, such as finding the area and perimeter of a rectangle and a circle, young Per must figure out how to unlock the secrets of the mysterious island of Immeter.
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
Cindy Neuschwander*****THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Radius is on a quest to earn his knighthood! With only a circular medallion, a mysterious poem, and his own wits to guide him, he must find and rescue a missing king.
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
Cindy Neuschwander*****THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Radius is on a quest to earn his knighthood! With only a circular medallion, a mysterious poem, and his own wits to guide him, he must find and rescue a missing king.
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Cindy Neuschwander*****THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Sir Cumference drinks a potion which turns him into a dragon, his son Radius searches for the magic number known as pi, which will restore him to his former shape.
Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens
Cindy Neuschwander*****Sir Cumference and Lady Di planned a surprise birthday party for King Arthur, but they didnt expect so many guests to show up. How many lunches will they need? And with more guests arriving by the minute, what about dinner? Sir Cumference and Lady Di have to figure out a quick way to count the guests to bring order to the party. Sir Cumference and his friends have been entertaining young and old alike for years as they introduce important math concepts with clarity and humor.
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Cindy Neuschwander*****When King Arthur and his knights get together, the table they have is so long that everyone has to shout to be heard. A rectangular table is too long and a triangular table is too pointy, but somehow they must sit down and discuss the shape of the future. Join a knight called Sir Cumference, his wife, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius as they use different strategies to solve this quandary.

Fanciful illustrations add to the merriment of learning math and will inspire young mathematicians.
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
Cindy Neuschwander*****FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. King Arthur has issued a challenge. The first knight to find the sword Edgecalibur will be the next king. Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son, Radius, race to help their friend, Vertex, find the sword.
Counting on Frank
Rod Clement*****Frank loves to calculate things. He knows how many humpback whales would fit in his house. He knows how long it would take to fill his bathroom with water. But can Frank guess the number of jellybeans in the jar? *Honour Book, Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, 1991 *Winner, Young Australian Best Book (YABBA) Awards (VIC), 1991 *Shortlisted Kid's Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALA) (NSW), 1993 Ages 5+