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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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 - The Times
This book is an absolute triumph. Given the authors' reputations, I would expect nothing less - Primary Maths Journal
This book will take the terror out of maths for all the generations -
Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew's book is a massive step in this direction and will help banish the lament that 'I was never any good at maths at school' -
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 -
Rob Eastaway is one of the UK's leading popularisers of maths and author of books including the best-selling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and How Many Socks Make a Pair?. He gives maths talks across the UK to audiences of all ages, and is regularly to be heard on BBC Radio talking about the maths of everyday life.
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. 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.