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Author Visit - Kjartan Poskitt

03 July 2009

Our fourth author visit of the year (after Jonathan Stroud, Bali Rai and Chris Bradford) saw Kjartan Poskitt amusing and amazing an audience of 200 pupils with his mad mathematical skills. Kjartan is the bestelling author of the popular Murderous Maths series of books, and his mission is to make maths come alive for children.
Local junior schools including Blue Coat, Raddlebarn, St Laurence Northfield, St Mary\'s Selly Oak and West House braved the torrential rain to join KES pupils in Big School, where Kjartan showed us the unusual qualities of the number 1089, how to do perfect card tricks, and how the number 31 can lead to being kissed by a horrible monster.
After the show, Kjartan signed books for dozens of budding mathematicians. Maths will never seem the same again!
JLA

Photo: Kjartan Poskitt with Clement Chan.