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About the book
  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409089131
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Maths for Mums and Dads




At last! A brilliant, straightforward and pain-free book on basic maths for grown-ups. Say goodbye to tense and frustrating homework sessions with your children.

‘Can you help me with my maths homework?’ If, like most parents, this sentence fills you with a sense of dull dread or even panic, then this is the book for you!

According to a recent survey, as many as one third of parents are not confident when dealing with the maths homework brought home by their children. At worst, parents worry about getting right even the most simple maths questions. At best, it is a question of modern teaching methods: children are no longer being taught ‘the important old-fashioned stuff’ or are being taught to do long multiplication in a new-fangled, different way.

Guiding parents through the basics of the maths their children are learning today at school, MATHS FOR MUMS AND DADS will cover the dilemmas and problems you are likely to be confronted with up to your child leaving primary school, including:
* numbers, decimals and place value
* addition and subtraction
* long multiplication and long division
* times tables and tips on how to remember them
* percentages, ratios and fractions
* basic geometry, shapes, symmetry and angles
* measuring weights and volume

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.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409089131
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Authors

Rob Eastaway

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

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.


Praise for Maths for Mums and Dads

“This book is an absolute triumph. Given the authors' reputations, I would expect nothing else.”

Liz Woodham, Primary Maths Journal

“This book will take the terror out of maths for all the generations.”

Joanna Trollope

“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


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