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The Imitation Game by Jim Ottaviani

I saw this book reviewed somewhere online and immediately requested it from our library. I’m intrigued by Alan Turing and wanted to learn more about him.

Subtitle: Alan Turing Decoded

Illustrator: Leland Purvis

Published: 2016

Genre: nonfiction graphic novel biography

Length: 234 pages

Setting: England, early to mid-1900s

Summary: Short version: A biography of Alan Turing’s life Continue reading

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Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

This is the seventh Discworld book and another one I read on vacation.

Published: 1989

Genre: fantasy

Length: 341 pages

Setting: the country of Djel within Discworld

Summary: Short version: While the Pharaoh may think he rules, it’s really the High Priest who does Continue reading

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Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

I can’t remember where I saw this book, but I thought it would work well for a Fun Math day. I didn’t realize it was a picture book until I picked it up.

Artist: Lane Smith

Published: 1995

Genre: mathematical picture book

Length: 32 pages

Setting: a typical American house and elementary school, present day Continue reading

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Geometry by Harold R. Jacobs

This is the geometry book I settled on for the kids.

Subtitle: Seeing, Doing, Understanding

Published: my edition in 2003; latest edition in 2017

Genre: math textbook

Length: 727 pages of text and problems, 780 pages total Continue reading

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Painless Geometry by Lynette Long

I figured if I was going to try using the Painless Algebra book, I should try the Painless Geometry book.

Published: my edition in 2009; latest edition in 2009

Genre: math textbook

Length: 311 pages Continue reading

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Algebra I by Paul A. Foerster

This is the book Mr. Curiosity used for Algebra and Miss Adventure is starting.

Subtitle: Expressions, Equations, and Applications

Published: originally in 1984; my edition in 1999; most recent edition in 2007

Genre: math textbook

Length: 721 pages total, 679 pages of text Continue reading

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Painless Algebra by Lynette Long

This was Mr. Curiosity and Miss Adventure’s introduction to algebra.

Published: my edition is from 2011, but they have a 4th edition published in 2016

Genre: math textbook

Length: 297 pages Continue reading

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