This Book Thinks You’re a Math Genius

book math geniusA creative and fun approach to math (and problem solving) for children who love hands-on learning

This fill-in book helps children to think like mathematicians by introducing key mathematical concepts in a highly visual―and entertaining―way. Through fun activities and illustrations, This Book Thinks You’re a Math Genius encourages young readers to engage with new ideas by experimenting and investigating for themselves.

We particularly love it because it presents math in a new and different way through creativity and experimentation.  A truly fun and engaging book that may just inspire a child that “doesn’t like math.” It includes everything from shapes and measurements to codes and mazes.

This Book Thinks You’re a Math Genius explores seven key areas of math: geometry, space and volume, statistics, numbers and number patterns, codes and ciphers, and the concept of infinity. Each spread centers on an open-ended question that introduces a key mathematical concept and suggests activities that engage the child in a fun way. Activities include reading minds with math, having a eureka moment, and playing mathematical guess who. The end of the book includes a section of paper-based crafts.

This creative approach, along with Russell’s wonderfully humorous hand-drawn illustrations, make math fun and accessible for children.

math genius interior

About the Author

Dr. Mike Goldsmith is a research scientist and science writer. He has written more than fifty books for children, including Eureka!. He has been shortlisted twice for the Junior Aventis Science Prize.

Harriet Russell is a London- based illustrator and a graduate of Central Saint Martins. Her clients include The New York Times, and she is the author of eight books with Corraini Edizioni.