The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math

Sean Connolly
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Bring middle school math to life with 24 hands-on activities for young mathematicians. 
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Kids love solving problems.

How many months would it take a single vampire to completely take over a town of 500,000 people?

How long can a barrel of fresh water last before five shipwrecked sailors go mad from thirst?

Fantasy meets middle school math with a blend of 24 do-or-die scenarios thrown in for good measure. Each problem draws upon concepts that they're learning in school.


  • Fractions
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Expressions
  • Equations

This book makes the tough subjects as exciting to learn as the challenges are to solve.

Ages 10 & Up

Author: Sean Connolly
Size: 5.8 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
Pages: 241
Table of Contents


Chances of Survival: You Might Make It

  • Challenges 1-4
  • Brain Bender: Beat the Calculator
  • Brain Bender: The "11" Trick

Chances of Survival: Slim to None

  • Challenges 5-18
  • Brain Bender: The Disappearing Dollar
  • Brain Bender: Guesswork? No - Gausswork!
  • Brain Bender: The Four Nines
  • Brain Bender: The "1,089 Trick"

Chances of Survival: You're Dead

  • Challenges 19-24
  • Brain Bender: Two Minutes
  • Brain Bender: Can 2 = 1?
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