Murderous Maths is a series of children's books written by Kjartan Poskitt. The books are a fun and engaging way for children to learn about mathematics, and they have become very popular in schools and homes around the world. The books are aimed at children aged 7-9 years old but can be used by a wide range of ages to help with studying due to the easy-to-understand nature of these books.
The Murderous Maths books cover a wide range of topics, including multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, and algebra. However, what sets these books apart from other math textbooks is their humorous and engaging approach to learning. Poskitt uses jokes, funny illustrations, and quirky characters to make math fun and interesting for children.
One of the key features of the Murderous Maths series is its focus on real-world applications of math. The books include examples and explanations of how math is used in everyday life, such as in sports, music, and cooking. This helps children understand the relevance and importance of math in the world around them.
Titles In This Set:
- The Phantom X
- Desperate Measures
- The Perfect Sausage and Other Fundamental Formulas
- Guaranteed to Bend your Brain
- Do you Feel Lucky?
- Awesome Arithmetricks
- Savage Shapes
- Guaranteed to Mash your Mind
- The Key to the Universe
- Easy Questions, Evil Answers
Another unique aspect of the Murderous Maths series is its use of storytelling. Poskitt weaves together entertaining stories with mathematical concepts, making it easier for children to remember and understand the material. For example, in the book The Phantom X, Poskitt uses a mystery story to teach children about algebraic equations.
The Murderous Maths books also include a variety of interactive elements, such as puzzles, quizzes, and activities. These help children engage with the material and reinforce their understanding of the concepts. The books are also filled with interesting facts and trivia, making them a fun read for children of all ages.
The series has been praised for its ability to make math accessible and engaging for children who may otherwise find the subject difficult or boring. The books have even been used in classrooms as a teaching aid, with teachers reporting positive results in student engagement and understanding.
The Murderous Maths series by Kjartan Poskitt is a fantastic resource for children who want to learn math in a fun and entertaining way. With its humorous approach, real-world examples, and interactive elements, the series has become a favourite among parents, teachers, and children alike. Kjartan Poskitt is a British author who has written a number of children's books, including the popular Murderous Maths series. He is known for his humorous approach to teaching mathematics and his ability to make the subject accessible and engaging for children.
From the publisher:
The Phantom X
Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, 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.
Why does a horse need hands? How many metres are there on the head of a pin? How dense are you? This work features tricks, tips and shortcuts.
The Perfect Sausage and Other Fundamental Formulas
Suitable for readers floundering with their formulas, this title reveals how to make the perfect fried egg, get your fair share of the gangster's leftover pizza and what makes money really interesting. Using a host of characters, it presents various tricks, tips and shortcuts to maths.
Guaranteed to Bend Your Brain
Maths with the laughs added in! How can maths rescue someone in deadly peril? Which famous mathematician was murdered? How did time begin? Find out in Murderous Maths - all the tricks, tips and shortcuts they don't teach at school.
Do You Feel Lucky?
Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to the 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.
Why nothing sometimes means something? Can you beat Professor Fiendish's foul formula? What can stop a hairy green spot epidemic? This work features tricks, tips and shortcuts.
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.
Guaranteed to Mash Your Mind
Maths with the laughs added in! How can maths save your life? Can you make a piece of one-sided paper? How can you be famous forever? Find out in More Murderous Maths - all the tricks, tips and shortcuts they don't teach at school.
The Key to the Universe
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.
Easy Questions, Evil Answers
Why do people think Friday the 13th is unlucky? How can you make a liar tell the truth? How many people in the world share your birthday? This book provides the answers to these questions and more. It is suitable for those who ever wondered just how many footballs you can fit in a swimming pool and how long it takes to count to a million.
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