This fantastic 10 book Murderous Maths series contains a range of information, tricks, quirky elements and a reminder of some of the handy basic details which adults have all too often forgotten since school! There are an array of bizarre characters (e.g. Professor Fiendish, Urgum The Axeman, One-Finger Jimmy's mob...) but above all NO BORING EXERCISES and NO NASTY SUMS! Those who have read the Horrible Histories series will enjoy the style of these books, and they are perfect for readers aged 8+.
Titles in this collection:
Easy Questions, Evil Answers
Why do people think Friday 13th is unlucky? How can you make a liar tell the truth? How many people in the world share your birthday? This book provides the answers to these questions and more. It is suitable for those who ever wondered just how many footballs you can fit in a swimming pool and how long it takes to count to a million.
Do You Feel Lucky?
Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to probability they don't teach at school. Readers will learn why coins have no memory, and whether Urgum the Axeman is likely to lose his head and join Riverboat Lil and Brett Shuffler in a mathematical tangle with swamp snake
Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to shapes they don't teach at school. Readers will find out how to command respect throughout the entire Universe, learn why the US defence headquarters is a penagon, and discover the quickest way to get a naked Colonel back to his beach hut.
The Key to the Universe
Murderous Maths has been given a gorgeous new cover look| For readers scared of squares and perplexed by primes, the next in the unchallenged Murderous Maths series, Numbers: The Key to the Universe, reveals how you could win a million dollars and become famous forever (twice). Meanwhile, they must pit their wits against evil Professor Fiendish's Number Chain, and things get ugly when the gangsters meet the unlucky number 13. Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to maths they don't teach at school.
The Perfect Sausage and Other Fundamental Formulas
Suitable for readers floundering with their formulas, this title reveals how to make the perfect fried egg, get your fair share of the gangster's leftover pizza and what makes money really interesting. Using a host of characters, it presents various tricks, tips and shortcuts to maths.
The Phantom X
Using a host of hilarious characters, Kjartan Poskitt presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to algebra they don't teach at school. Readers must pit their wits against Professor Fiendish in the Foul Formula Challenge and Chainsaw Charlie and his gruesome gang discover that even the simplest maths can be murderous. But look no further: The Phantom is here to banish algebraic agony.
Guaranteed to Mash Your Mind
Maths with the laughs added in! How can maths save your life? Can you make a piece of one-sided paper? How can you be famous for ever? Find out in More Murderous Maths - all the tricks, tips and short-cuts they don't teach at school.
Murderous Maths: Guaranteed to Bend Your Brain
Maths with the laughs added in! How can maths rescue someone in deadly peril? Which famous mathematician was murdered? How did time begin? Find out in Murderous Maths - all the tricks, tips and short-cuts they don't teach at school.
Awesome Arithmetricks: How to + - x
Why nothing sometimes means something? Can you beat Professor Fiendish's foul formula? What can stop a hairy green spot epidemic? This work features tricks, tips and short-cuts.
Why does a horse need hands? How many metres are there on the head of a pin? How dense are you? This work features tricks, tips and short-cuts.