Lynda Colgan
Jane Kurisu

An introduction to the magic of math that will engage even the most math-reluctant kid. Mathakazam! With this book, math becomes magic for kids! The secrets revealed in Mathemagic will have kids outwitting everyone with their superior computational skills, mystifying friends by plucking secret numbers from their minds and learning the mathematical secrets of the ancients.The book includes step-by-step instructions and explanations of how and why these number tricks work. As kids work their way through each trick, they will learn math concepts including calculation, multiplication, prime factors, the Nine Principal, the Binary Number System and more.

978-1-55453-425-8 | Mar 1, 2011
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $17.95
4-color 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 40 pages
Grades: 5 To 9 / Ages: 10 to 14
978-1-55453-426-5 | Jan 1, 2011
List Price: USD $, CAD $

Educational Resources

Illustrated Guide

Awards & Reviews

“Kurisu's illustrations emphasize the performance side of mathemagic, showing potential performers how to successfully set up or follow through with specific tricks. Colgan makes math cool, and that speaks for itself.”
— Kirkus Reviews, February 2011
“... any young reader looking to have some fun with what can sometimes be a dry subject will enjoy the lighthearted tone and look of Mathemagic!”
— Quill & Quire, April 2011
“The simple cartoon illustrations add interest and clarify how the tricks are accomplished. An appropriate choice where magic books are in demand.”
— School Library Journal, May 2011
2014 - Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Commended
2012 - Silver Birch Nonfiction Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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