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  The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math
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Math rocks! At least it does in the gifted hands of Sean Connolly, who blends middle school math with fantasy to create an exciting adventure in problem-solving.

These word problems are perilous, do-or-die scenarios:
Blood-sucking vampires... (How many months would it take a single vampire to completely take over a town of 500,000 people?)
5 shipwrecked sailors with a single barrel of freshwater... (How much can they drink, and for how long, before they go mad from thirst?)

Kids will love solving these problems. Sean Connolly knows how to make tough subjects exciting. He brings that same intuitive understanding of what inspires and challenges kids’ curiosity to the 24 problems in The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math.

These problems are as fun to read as they are challenging to solve. They test readers on fractions, algebra, geometry, probability, expressions and equations, and more.

Use geometry to fill in for the ship’s navigator and make it safely to the New World. Escape an evil Duke’s executioner by picking the right door—probability will save your neck.





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  UPC 9780761163749
  Manufacturer SKU 16374
  Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 3/9/2012
  Manufactured In United States
  Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #240
  Format Hardback
  Pages 240



Total Customer Reviews: 5
Average Customer Rating: 4.40 (site average 4.56)
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CriticaL thinking
Posted 3/12/2014 by Laura L.

This gift was for my nephew. I have purchased other books from the site for him with great success that I thought I would try another. Now that he is in sixth grade and likes puzzles and challenges, I thought this would be a good one. He said he really liked the book and that it is challenging. He also liked the creative problems there were to solve. This is not a book to get through quickly and he will take a while to get through it---which was the idea.

Rating: 4
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Great Product
Posted 12/3/2013

Gave this to my daughter for her 13th birthday - she loves math and is always bored with math at school because it comes easy to her. She hasn't put this book down since she got it - right after presents were opened she put everything aside, grabbed a pencil and started working on a problem.

Rating: 5
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Posted 12/29/2012

This is obviously a book so slightly different "play" criteria, but he has picked it up several times to look through it and appears quite interested in it.

Rating: 4
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