Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to School with DK Canada–Part 3: How to Be a Math Genius

back-to-school-boutique-button-185x185To celebrate the Back to School event in our lives, DK Canada is having a special limited time offer (30% off) on selected titles in their Back to School Boutique.  Consequently, to celebrate the Back to School time of the year, I will present you some of the titles found in the DK Canada Boutique in the week to come. 

Remember yesterday I presented you the book How to Be a Genius?   Well to continue this brain theme and the special Back to School theme, I present you today the title How to Be a Math Genius – Your Brilliant Brain and How to Train It

9780756697969HAbout the book

In this clever guide, young readers previously daunted by algebra, logic, algorithms, and all things math will discover they are better at it than they thought.

How to be a Math Genius explores the math brain and demonstrates to readers that they use math skills all the time — they just don't know it yet. Packed with math activities and puzzles, compelling stories of math geniuses, math facts and stats, and more, How to be a Math Genius makes the dreaded subject of math both engaging and relevant.

My Thoughts

Mathematics.  Some sincerely love it while others dislike it.   As an homeschool mom I was seriously aware of the issues I had with math and was somewhat uncomfortable in teaching this to my kids until I find the perfect curriculum for us that uses all the senses to teach it.   But this blog post is not about the curriculum we are using.  Instead I am presenting you a book that might help you  better understand the world of mathematics and the way it can stimulate your brain.

The book is divided into five major sections:

  • Math Brain – this section will introduce you to math skills,how to resolve problems with numbers, women and math and how to see the solution.
  • Inventing Numbers – this specific section covers all the different aspects of numbers in math.  You will also learn about Pythagoras and Archimedes.
  • Magic Numbers -  Sequences, Pascal’s triangle, missing numbers and other math puzzles are covered here.  You will also discover who Karl Gauss is and his contribution in math.
  • Shapes and Space – We are surrounded with shapes.   What can shapes do with Math?   Learn it in this section.   Learn also who Leonhard Euler is and what he has done in mathematics.
  • A World of Math – In this section, you will learn what mapping is, how to use probability, how to break codes, and explore logic and paradoxes.  Also you will learn about Isaac Newton and Alan Turing.

Once again, this book is packed with illustrations for the text, fun puzzles to resolve, and lots of informative text that will allow you to better understand mathematics and how it can be apply in our daily lives.     Through these pages you will be bombarded with fun facts as well that will permit you to stretch your brain and knowledge.  For example, did you know that a flat fish is born symmetrical, but as it develops both eyes move over to the same side of the head and it becomes asymmetrical.   Isn’t that fascinating?   The puzzles in this book will help you think outside the box, stretch your brain, allow you to learn in the process and give you plenty of data to impress your friends if you feel like it. 

Once again, if you are in middle school, high school, college/university or an adult, I think this book will be helpful to better understand mathematics in your life and stretch your brain.   It’s always good to be challenge when the new school year starts, so why not exploring How to Be a Math Genius and train your brain at the same time?

If you want to find these titles and many more that could be interesting to supplement school works/studies as well as inform your kids on specific themes, I would suggest that you check out the Back to School Boutique at DK Canada.  Don’t forget that they offer 30% off on titles listed in this specific promotion. Click on the image below to discover the various titles found in the Back To School Boutique at DK Canada!


The titles presented in this review are available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even and


Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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