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#1 Five More Minutes

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:07 PM

I know I've seen threads here containing recommended books for kids who want to read math books for fun, but I can't find them right now.

 

So ... if you have a 9 y/o bright math student who wants to ponder math concepts, what books would you get her? She takes Beast Academy with her for her bedtime reading. She's already read and loved the Penrose books. She has enjoyed Life of Fred.

 

Any favourites for me?



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:11 PM

Murderous Maths?

I have more linked in my siggy.

 


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:15 PM

Flatland and Sphereland. They're a bit sexist due to the time of publication, so I would skim them yourself first, but I enjoyed them greatly anyway.

 

Math for Smarty Pants. <3 <3 <3 this book.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:22 PM

For quick/short fun reading

Math bytes by Tim Chartier
Coincidences, Chaos, and all that Math Jazz by Edward B Burger & Michael Starbird
Math in minutes by Paul Glendinning
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:45 PM

Murderous Maths
Number Devil
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Posted 25 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

The Toothpaste Millionaire has a lot of Maths concepts in it.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 01:26 PM

Math Curse is fun and more than a picture book if you actually try to do the problems.
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#8 Five More Minutes

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

Thank you all for the great recommendations! I have a full amazon cart and have copied all of your ideas so that I don't lose them in the future.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 10:37 AM

My older is reading Number Freak now which was recommended by Quark in one of the threads.
It ended with a rabbit trail on Meyer Briggs personality types because the possible permutation was listed in the book and my kid wants to know what type he is.

http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/0399534598
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 10:59 AM

My older is reading Number Freak now which was recommended by Quark in one of the threads.
It ended with a rabbit trail on Meyer Briggs personality types because the possible permutation was listed in the book and my kid wants to know what type he is.

http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/0399534598

 

I just showed this one to her, and she's completely excited -- this is right up her alley. Thanks! 

 

(My poor budget.)



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 10:15 PM

Seconding Number Devil and Toothpaste Millionaire. Both are terrific. 

 


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Posted Today, 02:19 PM

Thinking Physics by Lewis Carroll Epstein.


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