Maths Books That Prove Maths Isn't Boring

Whether you loved or hated them, we all remember our school maths lessons. Whether you were top of the class or could only find "x"€ on a keyboard, we all have our own opinions on this crowd-dividing subject. And, it's sad to say that for a lot of people, maths would fall to the bottom of their lists of the best subjects at school. Maths has developed a reputation for being a boring subject but with the 5 brilliant maths books on this list, we're going to prove that maths isn't boring at all, in fact, sometimes it can be quite fun!

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1. Maths on the Go

Rob Eastaway

Learn how to make maths both simple and fun with this terrific book by Rob Eastaway. There are 101 tips, games and activities for you to try with your children if you reckon you can fit a quick maths problem into your breakfast routine or school run. Covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, telling the time and more, this book is great for getting young learners excited about maths.

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2. Why Do Buses Always Come in Threes?

Colin Beveridge

This great coffee table book looks at 60 different common questions and gives them their mathematical answers. If you have ever wondered why toast always lands butter-side down or why buses always come in threes then this is the book for you.

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3. Alex Through the Looking Glass

Alex Bellos

Alex Bellos' book on numbers takes a look through the history of our mathematical discoveries and shares stories of his meetings with some of the most fascinating mathematicians in the world. Written in a witty style and packed with mind-bending mathematical facts, this book is a brilliant way of teaching yourself maths as Alex makes complex concepts suddenly seem very simple.

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4. The Long and the Short of It

Graeme Donald

This book is all about units of measurements and where they came from. Graeme Donald considers the history of how we formed calculations of time, distance, data, sound and money. Find out why we measure time in units of 60, how the length of a mile was originally calculated and more interesting facts in this brilliant maths book.

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5. The Magic of Maths

Arthur Benjamin

This quirky maths book by Arthur Benjamin, the "mathemagician", can turn someone with even the most basic understanding in maths into a fully-fledged mathematician. Covering a variety of key mathematical topics, including algebra, geometry, calculus and trigonometry, Arthur shows you how to become a mathematical genius through some magical analogies. This book is perfect for both people who love maths and those who have just developed a renewed interest alike.

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These brilliantly un-boring maths books are perfect for mathematical fanatics and numerical newbies alike.