More Maths for Mums and Dads

Author: Mike Askew,Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446477215

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

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In their first, bestselling, book Maths for Mums and Dads Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew helped you and your child make sense of the new methods and topics covered in primary school maths. But as your child embarks on secondary school, two new issues arise. First, in the build-up to GCSE, school children begin to do maths that you probably have never encountered before – or if you have, you never really got it in the first place, and have long since forgotten. Factorising? Finding the locus?Solving for x? Probability distributions? What do these even mean? More Maths for Mums and Dads gives you all the ammunition to help you to help your teenager get to grips with and feel more confident about – and hopefully even enjoy – GCSE maths. It covers in straightforward and easy-to-follow terms the maths your child will encounter in the build up to GCSE, in many cases gives practical and fun examples of where the maths crops up in the real world. In addition, the authors introduce the notion of estimation and coin a new term, Zequals. Using the Zequals method will help develop your teenager's feel for numbers, which in turn could transform their experience and enjoyment of everyday maths.
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Maths for Mums and Dads

Author: Mike Askew,Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409089134

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

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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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Maths on the Go

101 Fun Ways to Play with Maths

Author: Rob Eastaway,Mike Askew

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473524016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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'Here are some great ideas here to help parents switch their kids on to maths. Just getting children to appreciate that maths is part of everyday life can have a massive positive impact – and this book shows you how!' Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive, National Numeracy Need some help with addition? Play a game of Salute Having trouble with times tables? Try Times Table Donk Floundering with fractions? Get creative cutting up the toast with your kids at breakfast Busy mums or dads are crying out for quick and easy ways to help their children with primary school maths and beyond. Here are 101 simple tips, games and activities to make practising maths as engaging and enjoyable as possible, for you and your child. All can be incorporated into the everyday routine – at home and on the go – with minimal fuss and no expensive kit – helping children have fun with numbers. Indeed, most of the time they won’t even realise that maths is involved. Sneaky! Areas covered include, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, ratio and proportion, telling the time, estimation, measurement, geometry and shapes, with an emphasis on problem solving throughout.
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How Many Socks Make a Pair?

Surprisingly Interesting Maths

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: JR Books Limited

ISBN: 1907532587

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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DIV How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths youÕll discover plenty of new surprises. And if youÕve never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever. /div
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Mathematics: All That Matters

Author: Mike Askew

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473601754

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

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Mathematics often gets a bad press. Describing someone as 'calculating' or 'rational' is hardly as flattering as being labelled 'artistic' or 'creative' and mathematicians in movies or novels are often portrayed as social misfits who rarely get the guy or girl. No wonder some folks say 'oh I don't care for mathematics, I was never any good at it' with a wistful sense of pride. Yet professional mathematicians talk of the subject differently. They look for elegant solutions to problems, revel in playing around with mathematical ideas and talk of the creative nature of mathematics. As the Russian mathematician Sophia Kovalevskaya said "It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul." So why is there such a gap between the views of everyday folks and professional mathematicians? Part of the problem lies in how most of us were taught mathematics in school. The mathematics served up there is presented as a series of de-contextualised, abstract ideas, wrested from the human struggles and interactions that gave birth to the ideas. Through looking at some of the history of mathematics, psychological studies into how we come to know mathematics and key ideas in mathematics itself, the intent of this book is, if not to make the reader fall in love with mathematics, then at least to come to understand its nature a little better, and perhaps care a little more for it. In short, this book explores the human side of maths.
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Old Dogs, New Math

Homework Help for Puzzled Parents

Author: Mike Askew,Rob Eastaway

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191267

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 4631

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“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.” —Keith Devlin, award-winning Stanford University mathematician “Can you help me with my math homework?” If this question fills you with fear (or even panic), then Old Dogs, New Math is here to help! Gone are the days when elementary school students simply memorized their times tables and struggled through long division. Today, students are expected not just to find the right answer, but also to use the best method—and to explain why it works. If your attempts to help your child are met with “That’s not how the teacher does it,” then it’s time to take the stress out of math homework. Old Dogs, New Math demystifies Common Core math for parents, including: Number lines, place value and negative numbers Long multiplication and division Fractions, percentages and decimals Shapes, symmetry and angles Data analysis, probability and chance Complete with sample questions, examples of children’s errors, and over 25 games and activities, Old Dogs, New Math will not only help you and your child subtract on a number line or multiply on a grid—but also help you discover math all around you, and have fun doing it!
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Ball of Confusion

Puzzles, Problems and Perplexing Posers

Author: Johnny Ball

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848313497

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 254

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TV maths star Johnny Ball presents brain-teasers from his regular slot on his daughter Zoe's Radio 2 show. Ball of Confusion is designed to twist your brain into enjoyable knots of empuzzlement, from puzzles solved in a twinkling of an eye to some that will knit your brow for hours. From how to cheat in a coin toss to why it is that some parts of a high speed train travelling at 125mph are actually going backwards, Ball of Confusion will bend your mind in places it's never been bent before. 'This is a lovely compilation of puzzles including many classics, and Johnny Ball's legendary enthusiasm and humour jump out of every page.' Rob Eastaway, co-author Maths for Mums & Dads.
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Homework Help for Mums and Dads

Author: Karen Dolby

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 184317751X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 258

View: 8482

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Every parent will be familiar with the cry for help that comes from their child when it's homework time. Many parents find themselves having to help a great deal with all subjects - yet with teaching methods having changed so much since their own schooling, it's often the parent who could use a helping hand. Homework Help for Mums and Dads takes the horror out of homework, providing parents with tips on how to get to grips with each subject and, most importantly, on how to pass that knowledge on to their child. From reading to fractions, Ancient Greeks to spelling games and times tables, this book includes shortcuts and tricks that will make subjects easier to grasp. It even includes tips on homework layout, writing practice and on how to make some subjects more fun by thinking creatively about each task set. Accessible and light-hearted in tone, this book will make school work more enjoyable for both parent and child. A must-have for families everywhere.
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Maths on the Back of an Envelope

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008324582

Category:

Page: 208

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Does that statistic make sense? How much will this round of drinks come to? And what are the chances of winning the lottery? Twice? Learn how to do complex maths with nothing but the back of an envelope, a pencil and some good old-fashioned brain power. Doing mathematics without a calculator seems like an unnecessary feat in the twenty-first century. These clever little electronic devices have helped to take away the drudgery of arithmetic, and given all of us the power to perform in a few seconds what might previously have taken hours to work out. But much of the time, we don't need the exact answer with its endless decimal points - we just need to know whether something is in the right ballpark. Rob Eastaway's clever mathematical techniques do exactly that, as he takes an entertaining look at how to figure without a calculator. From spotting misleading statistics in the news and bad deals, to estimating how long you'll be standing in that slowly crawling queue, this book is packed with amusing anecdotes and handy back-of-the-envelope calculations for every situation. Most importantly, this book is a timely and welcome reminder that sometimes our own brain is the best tool we have to deal with numbers.
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