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The Art of Problem-Solving

by Greg Tang

Illustrated by Greg Paprocki

Reviewed July 29, 2003.
Scholastic Press, New York, 2003.  32 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 510 TAN).

A book about math and art both?  This is a clever and unique combination.

Greg Tang has again made a book of math games.  In this one, you have several small groups and try to find different ways to combine them into larger groups (A good fundamental mathematical concept).  But that’s not all.  On each set of pages, there’s a picture of an art masterpiece, and the groups of objects are objects from the picture.  There’s a wide range of styles presented, from impressionists to cubism to pop art.

This book is designed for children ages 5 to 10, but is interesting to people of all ages.

Other books by Greg Tang:
The Best of Times
Math Appeal

Math Potatoes

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