No Calculators, Please!


Boost kids' arithmetic education and learn the math skill of solving long division problems without using a calculator! In this math lesson adventure, Tigermore and friends meet Desmond, the chess clock with a sense of America's civil war history who helps children to strengthen their numbers and operations skills for school. No Calculators, Please! brings a refreshing, traditional approach to key math skills, with a classic chess cartoon based around the Scholar's Mate position. Read more.


all-platformsWritten and edited by experienced math teachers, No Calculators, Please! focuses on building key arithmetic skills including addition, multiplication, subtraction and division.

Suitable for students at U.S. grade 3 math level and up, the comic offers children a clear, friendly and plain English understanding of the skill of long division.

Told through an imaginative cartoon tale about a chess clock called Desmond who hails from America’s olden days and the time of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the Yamie Chess characters (who represent each chessboard piece) whisk children’s imagination away to a magical dream world of division icebergs and math rainforests in a numbers adventure set around the Scholar’s Mate position on the board.

Information for Parents and Teachers

Giving students a supplemental grounding in long division principles and number operations, young learners will either revise or learn from scratch the life skill of how to do basic arithmetic operations as part of the long division algorithm, without using a calculator.

No Calculators, Please! is a math comic that will nurture children’s confidence in counting, analyzing numerical data and handling arithmetic, making kids more independent and able to do more arithmetic in their heads without relying on computers and calculators.

Aligned to the NCTM standards, the math comic explores the Scholar’s Mate position in classic chess, so kids will also learn how to nicely checkmate their friends (and parents!) in just 4 moves!

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BISAC Subject Codes

EDU029010 Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics; JNF035030 Juvenile Nonfiction / Mathematics / Arithmetic; JNF035000 Juvenile Nonfiction / Mathematics / General; CGN004070 Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction; MAT000000 Mathematics / General; MAT006000 Mathematics / Counting & Numeration; MAT025000 Mathematics / Recreations & Games


Yamie Chess Ltd.

Series Math Editor

Gerardo Morabito, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Classic Chess Editor

International Master Thomas J. Bartell (USA), 4-time New Jersey and Pennsylvania Chess Champion.

U.S. Grade School Level

Grades 3 and Up

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Print Length

84 pages

Text to Speech