This Book Thinks You’re a Math Genius
This is a book of math activities. The tessellation activity wasn’t very hard. Topology Hunt was only okay. Drawing in 3D was frustrating. The volume of my foot is a little over two cups. That activity was good. I didn’t find the Escape the Maze activity very useful. I liked plotting better. Mathematical Guess Who was fun. There’s no skill involved in Game of Pig. It’s probability. I like the pig dice. I like the 3D Perspective Illusion. It was fun.
I found a lot of the activities frustrating. It was hard to wrap the Scytales Strips on the pencil. The math could be explained better. I like math less after reading this book. It’s not a good introduction to math. The middle of the book is fun.
I like the illustrations, including one of the puzzle answers. I also like the bees with the berets and the one with the mustache. One of the pictures is wrong in the table of contents. Why are there red peppers next to some of the activity names?
Older kids and kids really into math might like this book. This would be a good book for teachers to use with students, so they could explain things better.
Mike Goldsmith • Harriet Russell, Illustrator
Thames & Hudson