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Murderous Maths Paperback – 17 Sep 1999

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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Hippo; New Edition edition (17 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439011566
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439011563
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 214,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Originally "Murderous Maths" was to be a one-off book, but since its success (in several languages) it is now the first of a series. It contains a range of information, tricks, quirky elements and a reminder of some of the handy basic details which adults have all too often forgotten since school! There are an array of bizarre characters (e.g. Professor Fiendish, Urgum The Axeman, One-Finger Jimmy's mob...) but above all NO BORING EXERCISES and NO NASTY SUMS! Although intended as home entertainment, it is also to be found in many school libraries. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

  • Murderous Maths--are you kidding?
  • The basics
  • Professor Fiendish's fatal fungus
  • The best invention ever!
  • How our "ten" system works
  • Rubbish things about calculators
  • The long and short of it
  • Time?
  • Clocks
  • The quest for the right angle
  • The hard boys of maths
  • The magic square
  • Short-cuts
  • A really good magic trick
  • How to handle big numbers
  • Symmetry and the mindmashing maze

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jan. 2001
Format: Paperback
A fantastic book. I got it in the afternoon and read 54 pages by bedtime. I couldn't get my eyes out of it! It makes maths very exciting and it's not just normal maths - I also learnt about prime numbers and every clock in the world. Robin (7 years old).
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Sept. 2000
Format: Paperback
As a math teacher, it's incredible to read a book that does for math everything you try to do in your classroom. I love it.
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Format: Paperback
'Guarantee - this book contains no nasty exercises and no boring sums!'

Originally intended as the only book in the series, this book covers all sorts of mathematics!

The colourful, humorous cover opens to 144 pages, split over chapters:-

1. Murderous maths - are you kidding?
2. The basics
3. Professor Fiendish's fatal fungus
4. The best invention ever
5. How our 'ten' system works
6. Rubbish things about calculators
7. The long and short of it
8. Time?
9. Clocks
10. The quest for the right angle
11. The hard boys of maths!
12. The magic square
13. Short-cuts
14. A really good magic trick
15. How to handle big numbers
16. Symmetry and the mind mashing maze!

written in a variety of fonts in the usual Kjartan Poskitt entertaining style. Black and white illustrations/cartoons throughout.

'Maths as you have never seen it before!'
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Feb. 2000
Format: Paperback
Murderous Maths is the start of a great series of books, this first one introduces you into a wide variety of tevhniques, games, tricks and other various parts of Maths, meat The Bocelli and Gabrianni brothers to find out how Murderous Mtahs can be, an excellent book all round
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By christopher kennedy on 3 April 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A really great way to learn maths, my son found it really easy to understand will now buy all the murderous set
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