It’s time to work the old grey matter – Australia’s funniest mathematician, Adam Spencer, is back with not one, but TWO new books! Let us start with The Number Games, which we promise isn’t as stressful as competing in The Hunger Games. Instead of violence, what you’ll find is hundreds of mind-bending, head-scratching, intelligence-testing number games, puzzles and quizzes. Not to mention hilarious and fun number-based trivia!
Basically, your Christmas day games are sorted. If someone in your family was smart enough (get it?) to get a copy of The Number Games then you’re sure to have hours and hours of fun. Need some advice from the mathematician himself?
“A really big part about solving puzzles, in maths and in life in general, is to have a good solid strategy in advance.” – Adam
Sounds easy right?
“Science is a process of constantly being open to questions, constantly being open to counter-evidence.” – Adam
And if the little ones are going to find The Number Games a bit much, you can always get them a copy of Adam Spencer’s 12 Days of Christmas! A Christmas classic perfect for any Aussie child. Adam Spencer’s 12 Days of Christmas is a cute, clever and distinctly Australian take on the classic Christmas carol, featuring funny rhymes, amazing illustrations and, of course, cheeky maths.
“Mathematicians will build this century.” – Adam
Check out our full interview with Adam below:
The Number Games
Following on from his Big Book of Numbers (2014), World of Numbers (2015), and Time Machine (2016), Australia’s funniest mathematician is back with a brand new book of number puzzles and trivia!
Featuring hundreds of mind-bending, head-scratching, intelligence-testing number games, puzzles, and quizzes — plus tonnes of hilarious and fascinating number-based trivia — this is a book that will make you think, laugh, and cry (and quite possibly stare in amazement as your kids solve things before you do!)...
About the Contributor
Bronwyn Eley is new to the book industry, having previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force & even spent some time as a barista until entering the exciting world of Booktopia. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn writes in her spare time, often has her face buried in a book and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for The Host (Stephanie Meyer), Peter Pan (J.M Barrie) & Outlander (Diana Gabaldon). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.