Geometry and Algebra (Basher Series)

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The best-selling author of Math and Punctuation now turns his attention to the fun and funky characters in Geometry and Algebra. Meet Polygon and Plane, Reflection and Rotation, Odd Number and his buddy Even Number and the three amigos Sine, Cosine and Tangent. Discover the secrets of their world and how they like to throw their numbers about. Bringing his charming manga-style artwork and tongue-and-cheek approach to explaining the basics, Basher brings a whole new spin to the ...

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Overview

The best-selling author of Math and Punctuation now turns his attention to the fun and funky characters in Geometry and Algebra. Meet Polygon and Plane, Reflection and Rotation, Odd Number and his buddy Even Number and the three amigos Sine, Cosine and Tangent. Discover the secrets of their world and how they like to throw their numbers about. Bringing his charming manga-style artwork and tongue-and-cheek approach to explaining the basics, Basher brings a whole new spin to the world of higher math.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—This creative team introduces the components of algebra and geometry as cartoon-style characters. The book begins with a brief introduction to the subject of mathematics and Pythagoras. Then, the concepts are grouped together in eight chapters, including "Counting Crew" (Roman numerals, base 10, etc.), "Graph Gang" (vector, line, etc.), "Shape Sisters" (perimeter, area, etc.), "Trig-Athletes" (sine, cosine, etc.), and "In the Round" (circle, pi, etc.). Each chapter begins with an introduction and then the concepts are presented on a spread. One page features a drawing of the concept's character, while the opposing page provides a brief introduction to its characteristics and personality. The author describes a Mobius strip in detail, but never calls it by name. There is some crossover between this title and Green's Math: A Book You Can Count On (Kingfisher, 2010). The information is presented in a chatty tone. For example, Negative Number is introduced as living in, "…chilly, subzero zone. It's brrr, no doubt!" and is portrayed as an ice cube holding a thermometer. Along with the narrative, which is written in the first person from the concept's point of view, basic information and key facts are provided in bullet points. This book is certain to appeal to number lovers and would be an effective supplement to a mathematics curriculum.—Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA
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This book is certain to appeal to number lovers and would be an effective supplement to a mathematics curriculum

 

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Green provides a succinct yet engaging explanation of a variety of math topics. . . . The use of illustration and color is engaging and provides a visual representation for abstract ideas. . . . Teachers can use this book to introduce a topic and then explain each themselves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753465974
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Series: Basher Science Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 146,907
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich colour palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty!

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