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Math Hacks: Cool Tips + Less Stress = Better Marks

by (author) Vanessa Vakharia

illustrated by Hyein Lee

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
General, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6



Frazzled by fractions? Tortured by times tables? Let The Math Guru guide you!

Anyone can be a math person — and this book will help! It's designed for kids (and their parents) struggling with math anxiety and looking for a new approach to homework, studying, tests and marks. The most common problem areas in the curriculum are broken down and explained in an affirming and upbeat tone.

Author and Math Guru Vanessa Vakharia is passionate about doing away with negative stereotypes, reducing math anxiety, and creating a positive math experience for every student and she wants to be your new math BFF!

Kids will encouraged to explore online resources, including inspirational videos, worksheets and additional activities.


About the authors

VANESSA VAKHARIA is a dedicated teacher, published author and leading expert in the field of youth engagement in education. She runs a math and science tutoring centre and is a frequent speaker at math education conferences. Vanessa is particularly passionate about engaging young women in traditionally male-dominated STEM fields and has presented her findings internationally in an interactive and accessible workshop for young people, academics, and educators. She makes appearances on City TV, Global Television and CBC radio throughout the school year with advice for parents and students, and her research continues to be published in magazines, parent blogs, national newspapers and academic journals. And if all that's not enough, she's the singer in a totally cool band.

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HYEIN LEE is an engineer-turned-illustrator and motion graphics designer. She gave up her engineering career to pursue her artistic dream; she has less money now, but somehow is a lot happier. Hyein's work is populated by humble and friendly monsters . . . and her lettering is fantastic. Hyein was born in Korea and came to Canada when she was 14. She now lives in her favourite city, Toronto, Ontario. Visit her at

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