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Educational Assessments

"The coverage of points, lines, rays, and solving simple equations of the form "x + b = c" or "ax = c" is very clearly presented and I really like the fact that readers get a lot of practice with learning a single concept throughout the comic."—Yale Professor Michelle Lacey, PhD, Statistics, Yale University

"With this comic book students will explore a variety of key concepts necessary for middle school math success. They’ll have to interact with equations and will learn terms like variables and integers."—Monica Burns, Apple Distinguished Educator, 5th Grade NYC math teacher, George Lucas Educational Foundation Contributor

"This is great for early Key Stage 3 (ages 11-13) and possibly as an introduction to students when they return to algebra in year 10."—Kirsten van Niekerk, Apple Distinguished Educator, Assistant Head of Senior School (Key Stage 3); Head of Math Faculty, Dulwich College Suzhou, China

Math Contents Summary

A magical math secret awaits on Harry Hines Boulevard outside the Dallas Children's Medical Center! In this thrilling math adventure with the Yamie Chess cast, you'll meet Morphy, the Texan baby elephant who promises to give you the power to making algebra make sense!

Discover how to balance both sides of a linear algebra equation, and learn why points, lines and rays are so awesome!

Follow the math carefully and you'll win checkmate over the dark King Vigdor and the Chromemunchers. Only you have the math skills to grant little Morphy, the most beautiful baby elephant ever, his magical last wish. Includes Sudoku puzzle.

Information for Parents and Teachers

Suitable for students at U.S. grade 6 math level and above, The Math King of Dallas is a short story extension to the Harvard- and MIT-supported math learning aid, Yamie Chess School Assistant, recommended by School Library Journal and developed by experienced math teachers with decades of classroom teaching experience.

Through an exciting cartoon algebra adventure for struggling-to-gifted learners, communicated by professional math teachers in clear and concise language, students learn the fundamentals of geometry. 

Kids are taught how to construct, handle and evaluate linear algebraic equations and their properties and lay a firm foundation of the basic rules of algebra including the addition and multiplication properties of equality and laws of exponents.

The Math King of Dallas also provides an opportunity to explore complementary and supplementary angles.

The integrated chess puzzle is adapted from a well-known chess game that took place one evening in Paris, France in 1858 at the famous Italian Opera House (during a live performance of composer Vincenzo Bellini's opera Norma) between American chess player, Paul Morphy, and the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard.

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