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This is not a maths book: A Smart Art Activity Book

February 8, 2021

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Art and maths go hand-in-hand – you just hadn’t realised it!

Maths is possibly Tigger’s favourite subject at school. His logical brain loves working out sums and solving problems. Something he is happy to complete, however, when it comes to more creative subjects such as art he isn’t quite so keen to knuckle down and complete.

This is NOT a maths book

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Enter a world of pattern, symmetry and shape and have a go at creating perfect circles and triangles, designing your own tessellations and making marvellous mandalas. Whether you’re a maths whizz or a dating doodler, this book is your graphic guide to smart art!

But remember – this is NOT a maths book!

Or is it?

What’s inside?

Fun drawing challenges with a mathematical basis. Amazing patterns with a mathematical essence will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. Learn incredible maths facts as you draw beautiful designs. From simple geometric patterns to fascinating fractal art to awesome anamorphic art, and cool Celtic knots, discover the beauty in maths, and the maths in beauty. Left-brain and right-brain come together to create fantastic maths art!

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  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Colouring pencils – bring the artwork to life with a little colour
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Tape – ordinary sticky tape or washi tape
  • Graph paper – available at the back of the book
  • Plain paper – available at the back of the book
  • Tracing paper – or you could utilise a piece of plain paper
  • Scissors
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About the author

Anna Weltman is an author and math teacher, with a passion for showing kids how math is present in the world all around us. She is co-founder of Math Munch, an online resource that provides a digest of mathematics for children and parents.

Our thoughts

Whilst this book is aimed at those not necessarily wanting to complete maths. We have been utilising it the other way around. An opportunity to showcase the merit of creative studies with a maths element to encourage Tigger. Plus it ticks two boxes in one on his homeschooling schedule so is finished for the day much quicker than before (always an added bonus for a nine-year-old!).

Each activity included within the book offered Tigger the opportunity to test his problem solving and logic skills, all whilst creating some beautiful artwork.

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Packed full of different activities which will have children reaching for the colouring pencils, pencils and rulers.

Where can you buy This is NOT a maths book?

This is NOT a maths book paperback is available to buy from Amazon. With a second book, This is NOT another maths book also available to carry on the smart art fun (and learning).

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Whether you have a maths whizz or creative genius this book is one that will get them enjoying the best of maths and art. We’re looking enough to have an additional copy of This is NOT a maths book to giveaway.

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