Nicknamed 'The Human Computer', Mathematics prodigy of India, Dr. Shakuntala Devi, had wowed the world with her mindboggling speed at finishing complex problems of Maths within seconds! In her early 20s, when she toured Europe, she was interviewed on BBC where she solved a maths calculation, specially created for her, in the wink of an eye. The Shakuntala Devi biography is nothing short of a fairy-tale. Born in extremely poor, she dropped out of school when her father, a circus worker could not afford a meagre fee of Rs.2! However, nothing could stop her from reaching dizzying heights of success as she started exhibiting an uncanny memory power and incredible calculation abilities. From this mathematical legend comes a refreshing Children's tale, In the Wonderland of Numbers. The story is built around Shakuntala Devi's famous quote "Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach."
In the Wonderland of Numbers tells the story of a little girl, Neha, who starts developing a phobia of maths after a terrifying teacher joins her school. Neha's father, much like S.Devi's own father, is supportive, helping the child overcome this fear of maths. This Shakuntala Devi book raises the important issue of how teachers and parents as guides and caregivers have a responsibility to encourage and inspire them instead of creating unnecessary fear. On a fateful day as Neha meets with an accident, after she scores a zero in her test, she is admitted to the hospital. There, as her parents and teachers anxiously wait, Neha travels, much like Alice, into a wonderland called the Kingdom of Zero. From here, this Shakuntala Devi puzzle book teaches children simple, smart methods to crack maths problems. Get a copy of this book to make your child confident in maths.