How to Do Maths So Your Children Can Too: The Essential Parents' Guide

How to Do Maths So Your Children Can Too: The Essential Parents' Guide

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By (author) Naomi Sani

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  • Publisher: VERMILION
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 28mm | 407g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091929385
  • ISBN 13: 9780091929381
  • Sales rank: 229,840

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Does the sight of your child's maths homework fill you with dread? Do you look for any excuse when they ask you to explain equations, fractions or multiplication? Maths can often leave children - and parents - perplexed. How to do Maths so Your Children Can Too works through maths topics with a simple step-by-step approach, explaining the new ways of teaching maths that confuse so many parents. This book will show you how to: - Master 'number bonds' and 'number lines' - Divide by 'chunking' - Multiply using 'the grid method' - Work with fractions, percentages and ratios - Understand number and place value. Bridging the gap between primary and secondary school - when children often struggle - and packed full of simple, accessible examples, this essential guide will banish your maths phobia and take the pain out of homework time.

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Naomi Sani has been a maths teacher for 18 years, serving as head of a secondary maths department and senior management team member. She has lectured to PGCE students at Exeter and Bath universities and has been a maths consultant for the Specialist Schools and Academies trust. She has provided special maths enhancement days to disaffected pupils and was a Regional Coordinator for the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. Naomi lives in Bath with her husband and three children.

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"This works through the maths topics of the national curriculum in simple steps and explains some of the new methods of teaching them - often the most confusing thing of all in my experience." The Bookseller