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Published by Square Peg, part of Vintage Publishing

Format: Hardback


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EAN: 9780224086356
Published: 7 Jan 2010


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In a new edition, fully revised and updated to reflect key new curriculum topics and methods, 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 division
* fractions, percentages and decimals
* 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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What the critics say

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

A useful guide through the basics of primary school maths, covering problems you are likely to be confronted with
- Sun

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
- 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'

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'
- Sir Peter William, author of The Williams Report

About the Authors

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 the 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 Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Until recently he was Professor of Primary Education at Monash University, Melbourne and previously 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 is also a skilled magician.

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