This year, we are very excited to be awarding the first ever Chalkdust Magazine Book of the Year award. One maths book that was published in 2019 will be given this prestigious new award. Additionally, there will be a chance for you, our readers, to vote for your favourite.
- So You Think You’ve Got Problems? by Alex Bellos
- The Hidden Half by Michael Blastland
- The Art of Logic by Eugenia Cheng
- Maths on the Back of an Envelope by Rob Eastaway
- Here Come the Numbers by Kyle D Evans and Hana Ayoob
- A Compendium Of Mathematical Methods: A handbook for school teachers by Jo Morgan
- Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors by Matt Parker
- Geometry Puzzles in Felt Tip: A compilation of puzzles from 2018 by Catriona Shearer
- The Maths of Life and Death by Kit Yates
These books are all very good, but we can only pick one winner of the prize. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be posting reviews of each of these books, including notes relating to our four judging criteria—style, control, damage, and aggression—then on Thursday 27 February, we will be announcing the winner of the Chalkdust Magazine Book of the Year 2019, plus the winner of our readers’ vote.
The readers’ vote will open after we post the final review, so get reading now so you know who to vote for…
More from Chalkdust
- We review the first of this year's nominees for Book of the Year
- We announce the shortlist of our favourite maths-themed books of last year
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- And more importantly, are you on the A-level formula sheet?