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Marco the Great and the History of Numberville

Are you ready for a thrilling adventure?

Ditch boring textbooks and say hello to a fantastical journey through math. Storytelling brings numbers to life, helping students better understand even the trickiest of concepts and enjoy the process.

Learn Prealgebra the fun way!

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Product Information

384 pages

300+ practice problems and solutions

Extend learning with 100+ games on our digital platform 

Topics cover upper-elementary/prealgebra

A magical adventure that doesn't feel like boring school!

Ages 9 - 14

What's Covered?

The History of Numberville is a highly acclaimed approach to learning mathematics. It isn't a textbook – but readers will learn more than a full year's worth of mathematics as they dive head first into this entertaining world of numbers. Filled with relatable characters, laugh-out-loud moments, and an exciting storyline, the mathematical content is presented through understandable analogies, imaginative descriptions, and creative situations, making middle school topics more accessible and understandable than ever! 


Numberville is great for all students. It is a perfect option for advanced learners who aren't ready for higher-level texts yet seeking captivating and challenging content to students who don't see themselves as "math kids" and need a new perspective that gives numbers a whole new light. Don't miss out on this innovative, original, and creative take on education, named the 2024 winner in Children's Education by the Independent Press Award.

The debut novel in the Marco the Great series makes math come alive in this humorous, educational, and uniquely entertaining story. 

Marco is thrilled when his parents and teacher present him with a 'not a math kid' badge. Unfortunately, it doesn't fix all his problems. When a new figure pops into Marco's life he is thrown into a fantastical world, a world ruled by those Marco despises most. He quickly learns the only way to survive is to thrive.

Working hard to master the inhabitants of Numberville, to understand their behavior and thwart their attempts at disguise, Marco finds what his life had been lacking - control. Will this new power take over Marco? Or will Marco learn to wield his sword gracefully? Find out in Marco the Great and the History of Numberville!

"Surprisingly entertaining. I'm not a math kid, but [the story] brings the subject to life! It is like fantasy for math."

Bestselling Author

Marco the Great and the History of Numberville is a thrilling adventure through prealgebra. After being labeled as "not a math kid", Marco is thrust into an amazing world where numbers are like people and he must learn to control and thwart them to protect the ones he loves. In this preview, the author reads a passage from Chapter 5. It highlights the fun way concepts are introduced and the strong problem solving perspective the novel encourages. Rather than memorize formulas and procedures, Marco figures it out by making sense of this new topic in a way that is both fun and memorable. We also get a sneak peek into the wonderfully relatable characters who drive the story forward.

Listen to a Sample

Join the author as she reads a selected passage from Marco the Great and the History of Numberville. 

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