'Guarantee - this book contains no nasty exercises and no boring sums!'
The colourful, humorous cover opens to 160 pages, split over chapters:-
1. The secret weapon
2. What is algebra?
3. The Slaught-o-Mart equations
4. The father of algebra
5. Packing, unpacking and the panic button
6. The mechanics of magic
7. The Murderous Maths testing laboratory
8. The bank clock
9. Axes, plots and the flight of the loveburger
10. Double trouble
11. The zero proof
written in a variety of fonts in the usual Kjartan Poskitt entertaining style, e.g.:-
'You haven't seen me before and, after this book, I hope for your sake we never meet again, because I'm dangerous to be seen with. In fact, just to be safe, before you read on check there's no one looking over your shoulder. All clear?
Right then, here's the situation.
Maths is one long fierce battle in which we're all being attacked by an army of different problems. Luckily, most of them are little sums that you can solve in your head. Then for the really tough sums, you can bang the numbers into a calculator and read off the answer.
But sometimes you have to do sums and you aren't told what the numbers are!
How can you put a number into a calculator when you don't know what it is?
What do you do when you're facing the UNKNOWN?
It's usually a job for ......
the Phantom X..........'
Black and white illustrations/cartoons throughout.
'Maths as you have never seen it before!'