Algebra & geometry (Basher Science) (#0442CM0)

by Green, Dan

3 reviews & awards | 3 full-text reviews

Paperback Kingfisher, 2011
Price: USD 7.84
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Dewey: 512; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 6.1
LEX 940L


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Simon Basher's visual primers to fields of scientific study create a community of smart and charming characters that represent the basics. First person narratives describe each concept, system or object, and quirky illustrations visually interpret those ideas.

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May include a poster.;Includes index. Introduces the basics of geometry and algebra through illustrations and text in which each concept and symbol, including Polygon, Plane, Odd Number, Sine, and others, is represented by a unique character who explains his or her purpose and function.

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Basher Science: Algebra and Geometry created and illustrated by Simon Basher:

The best-selling author of Math and Punctuation now turns his attention to the fun and funky characters in Geometry and Algebra. Meet Polygon and Plane, Reflection and Rotation, Odd Number and his buddy Even Number and the three amigos Sine, Cosine and Tangent. Discover the secrets of their world and how they like to throw their numbers about. Bringing his charming manga-style artwork and tongue-and-cheek approach to explaining the basics, Basher brings a whole new spin to the world of highermath.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication Date: June 21, 2011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Basher science
  • Dewey: 512
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Tracings: Basher, Simon.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7534-6597-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7534-6597-4
  • Follett Number: 0442CM0
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 6.1
  • Lexile: 940L

Reviews & Awards
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/11
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/12
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 10/01/12

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2012)
Written by Dan Green. Section titles including "Cranium Crackers" and "Graph Gang" demonstrate the tone of this breezy little book. From number systems (Roman and Arabic numerals) to advanced mathematical concepts, the pun-heavy text touches on a wide variety of topics. Each section contains bulleted facts, definitions, tips, and examples. Manga-type illustrations add little clarity to the text. A removable poster is included. Glos., ind.

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