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Maths for Mums and Dads

Maths for Mums and Dads

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Rob Eastaway, By (author) Mike Askew

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  • Publisher: SQUARE PEG
  • Format: Hardback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 200mm x 24mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 16 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0224086359
  • ISBN 13: 9780224086356
  • Sales rank: 14,566

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Maths for Mums and Dads guides you through the basics of primary school maths and covers the dilemmas and problems you are likely to be confronted with, including: * number bonds, place value and decimals * long multiplication and long division * percentages, ratios and fractions * basic geometry, shapes, symmetry and angles * Data-handling, combinations and chance Complete with sample questions, mock exam papers and examples of children's errors, Maths for Mums and Dads will challenge and reassure in equal measure.

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Rob Eastaway (Author) Rob Eastaway has written several bestselling books that connect maths with everyday life, including Why do Buses Come in Threes?, the bestselling Maths for Mums and Dads for parents with primary schoolchildren, and More Maths for Mums and Dads for parents with teenage children. He appears regularly on radio and has given talks about maths across the UK to audiences of all ages, at locations ranging from the Royal Exchange Theatre to Pentonville Prison. Married with three children, he lives in south London.Mike Askew (Author) Mike Askew is Professor of Primary Education at Monash University, Melbourne. Until recently he was Professor of Mathematics Education at King's College, University of London. A former primary school teacher, he now researches, speaks and writes on teaching and learning primary mathematics. For the Academic year 2006/07 he was Visiting Distinguished Scholar at City College, City University New York. He has published numerous reports, articles and teacher guides, and is constantly in demand, nationally and internationally, for his entertaining and incisive conference talks. He is also a skilled magician.

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By Erin Jaggers 23 Sep 2010 5

I have to say I only just got this in the mail, but was compelled to write as it wasn't what I expected from a maths book... This is a beautifully presented hardback, novel size book that begs to be read!! The layout inside is very clear, neat and clean with simple diagrams and does not look overwhelming. The content doesn't look like it covers higher school maths but ill be onto them to get one out soon!

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"Sometimes you come across a book which makes you happy. Recently, I did just that... [Maths for Mums and Dads] is brilliant, and exactly what far too many parents (including myself) need" -- Sarah Ebner The Times "A useful guide through the basics of primary school maths, covering problems you are likely to be confronted with" -- Natasha Harding Sun "This book is an absolute triumph. Given the authors' reputations, I would expect nothing less" -- Liz Woodham Primary Maths Journal "This book will take the terror out of maths for all the generations" -- Joanna Trollope "This delightful little book is perfect for parents who want to understand the different methods to do arithmetic their children are learning - and why they are being taught that way. The authors' easy going style and humor should help ease the path for parents for whom mathematics brings feelings of dread" -- Keith Devlin, Stanford University, author of 'The Math Gene' and 'Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning'