Arcturus Mess with Math: Over 70 Hands-On Projects for Kids
Arcturus Mess with Math: Over 70 Hands-On Projects for Kids

Mess with Math: Over 70 Hands-On Projects for Kids

By Anna Claybourne


Publication Date: October 3, 2023

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Ages 8 to 13

Think you've got math all figured out? Think again!

Young readers can discover the wacky, weird and incredible side of math with this hands-on, inspirational and accessible guide, written by award-winning author Anna Claybourne.

This book will show children math from a completely new angle - and we're not just talking about geometry! Inside you will find genius number tricks, secret shortcuts, impossible shapes, cool codes and awesome experiments. Readers will be ditching their preconceptions about math and sketching, writing, and drawing directly Into the book. And if they make a mistake? That's just part of the fun!

• Explore how art and math intersect by exploring subjects such as symmetry and tessellation.

• Create and crack clever codes.

• Explore math illusions.

• Play an ancient shape game!

• Rediscover subjects such as geometry, pi, and measurement in a completely new light.

This book covers key mathematical concepts in new ways, including angles, percentages, trigonometry, symmetry and even Pi numbers, and will open children's eyes to a new world of fun and possibilities!

Delightfully illustrated in full-color, it's perfect for readers aged 8+

About the Author

Anna Claybourne is an award-winning science writer, and has written many books for Usborne Publishing, A&C Black and Franklin Watts. She writes mainly non-fiction, covering topics such as science, art, wildlife and fashion, but has also published books about Shakespeare, myths and legends and retellings of literary classics. She is based in Edinburgh.

Shanarama is a writer and illustrator of children's books, with a background in film set design which has informed her storytelling abilities. Shanarama enjoys working in both traditional and digital methods, often blending the two elements together, as can be seen through her use of pencil and graphite, with digital colouring. In 2018 she was Runner-up in the Stratford Literary Festival Children's Book Competition. She lives in London.

Format: Paperback

Length: 96 pages

Publisher: Arcturus

Publication Date: October 3, 2023

ISBN: 9781398825888

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