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Posted April 7, 2011
Really good book
M.A. I had to read this book for a math project and i thought it was very nice. It is a very short book but it is very funny and easy to read. In this bok a boy has trouble with his math at school and he needs help desperatley. At night he meets the number devil in a weird dream. In that night he teaches the boy about basic math, and night after night the number devil comes backs teaching him proggressivley harder things.By the end he is leaner fairly confusing things, but the book explains them very well. I really liked the pictures and drawings in this book. They were very creative and very accurate descriptions of the book. they helped me very well to understand the book better. I was able to finish this book in one night and complete a whole project on it. I highly advise you to read this book. If you ever need help with math or just want to read a good, funny book, then this is the one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 26, 2001
An Interesting and Fun Book
It was a very interesting and factual book. It is a book that is good for math lovers of all ages and a great teaching tool for those who might be struggling in math. The only problem that I had with the book is the renaming of certain mathematical terms, i.e. prime numbers are referred to as prima donnas. Otherwise this book is great!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 7, 2001
Amusing introduction to mathematical concepts
This book covers a lot of topics that aren't generally covered in elementary school, but could be. Despite its obvious didactic intent it is really quite delightful, and the explanations are easy to follow. At first I thought that my son, who is 12, and something of a math whiz, would be bored as he had met most of the material already, but in fact, the author managed to slip in some patterns and concepts that neither of us had met before. I doubt that this book will get math haters to love math, but if you have a kid who loves numbers this is a great book. It will show kids what mathematics is really about, unlike the usual fare that one gets in school.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 25, 2009
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