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Friday, May 13, 2011

Review: Mathemagic! Number Tricks by Lynda Colgan

Mathemagic! by Lynda Colgan.

Mathemagic! by Lynda Colgan

Kids Can Press
Publication Date: March 2011
List Price: $16.95
ISBN-13: 9781554534258

Review: Mathakazam! Your secret number is now the number 4. Magic and math combine to form Mathemagic!, a book dedicated to fun with numbers. Mathemagic! Number Tricks, written by Lynda Colgan and illustrated by Jan Kurisu, will teach readers how to read minds, solve math problems and much much more! It is a nonfiction book that will totally un-boggle your mind and boggle your friends.

All Mathemagic! is about is math. But, it's not your ordinary boring math class math. This is the fun math class, where Linda Colgan teaches you to enjoy math. After you read each well-explained trick it teaches you how the trick works in excellent detail. You will easily understand each trick and even be able to teach your math teacher a little something about math. All of the tricks work perfectly and are really fun.

My favorite part of the book is the explanation. I like seeing how all these tricks work. Unfortunately, though, one trick didn't work very well at all. The good news is, the authors notify you about the problem. The way the author explains the tricks is great. She uses simple and non-confusing words and phrases. The excitement in this book is unequaled because you actually get to make the fun. Overall, I give Mathemagic! 4.5 out of 5 because it is well written, easy to understand and packed with fun. So go out and buy the book. Fool your friends, amaze your parents, teach your teachers. The fun is endless!

Review written by Sean (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Raab Associates for providing a copy of Mathemagic! for this review.

Have you read Mathemagic!? How would you rate it?

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