'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. An even parents who are good at maths are baffled by modern teaching methods and terms: 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: * chunking, partitioning, number lines and the grid method * numbers, decimals and place value * long multiplication and long division * times tables and tips on how to remember them * percentages, ratios and fractions * basic geometry, shapes, symmetry and angles Complete with games, puzzles, sample questions, mock exam papers and amusing examples of children's errors, MATHS FOR MUMS AND DADS will challenge and reassure in equal measure. And makes maths at home more enjoyable and intriguing for everyone.
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.
'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.
Mathematics by Robert Eastaway,Mike Askew,Mike Rob Askew Eastaway
Author: Robert Eastaway,Mike Askew,Mike Rob Askew Eastaway
Publisher: Random House
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? And there's another problem, too. As your child becomes a teenager, two dreaded questions increasingly loom: when will I ever need this? And even worse: who cares? "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. For every mum, dad or grandparent who wants to understand more about the maths your teenager is learning -- this is the book for you. And when it comes to maths, by understanding more the subject, its background and the pitfalls, you are better equipped to guide your teenager, even if you have to be subtle about the way that you do it!
"Does your child find maths tricky? Are they stuck on their square roots, or puzzled by prime numbers? Help is at instant hand with this essential maths explainer, adapted for Australian students. Packed with hundreds of mathematical entries covering words, phrases, shapes, measurements, concepts, calculations and much more, Australian Maths Dictionarymakes maths easy to understand. Perfect for children of all ages up to the start of secondary school (and for mums and dads who need a hand in helping out with maths homework!)"
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 you’ll discover plenty of new surprises. And if you’ve never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever.
Make maths as easy as 1 2 3 with Carol VordermanDoes your child find maths tricky? Are they stuck on their square roots or puzzled by prime numbers? Help is at instant hand with Carol Vorderman's essential maths explainer.It's packed with hundreds of mathematical entries covering words, phrases, shapes, measurements, concepts, calculations and much more, making everything easy to understand. Perfect for children of all ages up to the start of secondary school (and for mums and dads who need a hand in helping out with maths homework!)
Whether you are returning to school, studying for an adult numeracy test, helping your kids with homework, or seeking the confidence that a firm maths foundation provides in everyday encounters, Basic Maths For Dummies, UK Edition, provides the content you need to improve your basic maths skills. Based upon the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, this title covers such topics as: Getting started with the building blocks of maths and setting yourself up for success Dealing with decimals, percentages and tackling fractions without fear Sizing Up weights, measures, and shapes How to handle statistics and gauge probability Filled with real-world examples and written by a PhD-level mathematician who specialises in tutoring adults and students, Basic Maths For Dummies also provides practical advice on overcoming maths anxiety and a host of tips, tricks, and memory aids that make learning maths (almost) painless - and even fun.
Business & Economics by Vivek Wadhwa,Alex Salkever
Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain--and How to Fight Back
Author: Vivek Wadhwa,Alex Salkever
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Your Happiness Was Hacked Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain—and How to Fight Back Do you feel in control of your life or enslaved by your devices? Have you risked your life texting and driving? Do you sympathize with a test group of students who endured painful shocks rather than be separated from their phones? Digital technology is wonderful, but it's making us miserable, say former tech executives Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever. There's a reason Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Guardian he won't let his nephew on social networks. We've become a nation of tech addicts—although it's not entirely our fault, and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of technology while taking our happiness back from the bots. Wadhwa and Salkever describe the applied neuroscience techniques developers are using to make their products so insidiously habit-forming and, drawing on the latest research, detail the negative impact of technology in four key areas: love, work, play, and life. There are dozens of vivid examples. Online dating apps like Tinder encourage users to evaluate people like products, leading to superficial, unsatisfying relationships. Workers check their email an average of seventy-seven times a day, wreaking havoc on productivity. Children now spend nearly twice as much time playing inside with their screens as they do outside in the natural world—it is any wonder childhood obesity is a problem? The light from the devices so many of us look at right before we go to sleep suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone vital for sleep and healthy organ functioning. But there's a way out. Wadhwa and Salkever lay out simple, common-sense ways to disrupt developers' efforts to get you hooked, including six simple questions to help you decide what role any given technology should play in your life. Ironically, they even describe some emerging technologies designed to give users more control. Get back to making technology serve you, not the other way around!
Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Missing the chance to be really imaginative? Allowing life's opportunities to pass you by? All too often our brains work by habit: we find ourselves thinking in old familiar ways, applying logic that may have worked adequately for us in the past, which can leave us feeling creatively drained. This book offers a whole repertoire of original styles of thinking that will refresh your life - at home and at work, in your relationships and your leisure time. It comes with an explanation of the science-bit behind how restrictive our thinking can become due to factors we may not even be aware of. We can arm ourselves to recognize these boundaries, and we can begin to step beyond them. The many exciting ideas in Out of the Box will inspire you to look at things in fresh ways. We all have the potential to step out of the box and use our brains in more original, more rewarding ways. This book shows you how.
With a foreword by Tim Rice, this book will change the way you see the world. Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And what's the connection between a rugby player taking a conversion and a tourist trying to get the best photograph of Nelson's Column? These and many other fascinating questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book, which is ideal for anyone wanting to remind themselves or discover for the first time that maths is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and even life-saving techniques have links with intriguing mathematical problems, as you will find explained here. Whether you have a PhD in astrophysics or haven't touched a maths problem since your school days, this book will give you a fresh understanding of the world around you.
The Hidden Mathematics of Sport takes a novel and intriguing look at sport, by exploring the mathematics behind the action. Discover the best tactics for taking a penalty, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, the surprising link between boxing and figure skating, the unusual location of England's earliest 'football' game (in a parish church), and the formula for always winning a game of tennis. Whatever your sporting interests, you will find plenty to absorb and amuse you in this entertaining and unique book and maybe you will even find some new strategies for beating the odds.
Family & Relationships by Harry Benson,Kate Benson
Struggling to remember all that information they're stuffing you with at school? Want to impress your friends with amazing memory feats? Can't keep on top of all your online passwords? Then you need this book! Packed with cool tricks and fun exercises, How To Remember Almost Everything, Ever will help you hone your memory to super-hero standards. Learn how imagining a walk down your street can help you remember a shopping list, how you can memorise a phone number by picturing the digits as letters, and how music, rhymes and even smells can help. Find out what your brain has in common with a computer, how spies committed things to memory, and how to flummox your parents with memory tricks. A completely updated, reillustrated and redesigned edition of a book first published in 2007, How to Remember Almost Everything, Ever is the perfect book for anyone who wants to improve their study skills and make their memory the best it can be.
With more than 1 in 10 new parents experiencing post-natal depression and anxiety, and after suffering the traumatic birth of her son, and herself being diagnosed with post-natal anxiety and birth trauma, Anna Williamson uncovers the real thoughts, feelings and behaviours that many of us experience in those first few weeks and months after becoming a parent. From 'I'm struggling to love my baby' to 'I miss my old life' and 'Will I ever feel like "me†? again?' to 'I'm anxious about having sex' this book will help new parents cope with the often taboo topics that we ALL encounter. A therapist in your pocket, meaning you don't have to face one of life's most momentous experiences alone, or fear being judged of the weird and often worrying irrational thoughts that plague our frazzled minds. Mental health for new mums (and dads) is a thing - a big thing - and it's time we all stopped suffering in silence. It takes time to adjust to this new identity and role - whether it's making new friends, coping with changing relationships, breast and bottle feeding anxiety, going back to work worries, or the whole shift being a new parent poses mentally. Breaking Mum and Dad is a little pocket guide of empathy, sympathy and above all, hope.
Family & Relationships by Toby Young,Miranda Thomas
How to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Primary School
Author: Toby Young,Miranda Thomas
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Family & Relationships
What Every Parent Needs to Know is the bestselling, step-by-step guide to the new primary school curriculum from Toby Young and Miranda Bondy. What is your child learning each day in school? How can you tell if they are doing well or badly? And what can you do to help? This practical, detailed and user-friendly manual contains absolutely everything you need to know about primary schooling and the new UK curriculum, ensuring your child will succeed and flourish every step of the way. As parents we do the very best for our children in choosing the right school and preparing them for their very first day. But for the next seven years we have little idea what our child is learning, whether they are doing well or badly and what, if anything, we can do to help. What Every Parent Needs to Know changes that. It gives us, the parents, the details, the thinking behind and a thorough understanding of the brand-new primary school curriculum launching in September 2014. Taking us year-by-year through our children's schooling, we'll be given simple explanations of: - What they'll be taught and why (from phonics checks to SPAG tests) - What they need to know at the start of each year - What they should be able to achieve at its end - The games and exercises we can do at home to help out What Every Parent Needs to Know explains the confusing jargon while being otherwise jargon free and is written by two parents (who between them have nine children) with many successful years working in staff rooms and classrooms. Not only will this guide help you understand your children's journey through primary school, but it will also help you prepare, encourage and nurture them every step of the way. It's the manual every confused, unsure or worried parent has been waiting for. Toby Young is the outspoken columnist who wrote the international bestseller How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. A high-profile and passionate education reformer, he co-founded and set up two primary schools and wrote How to Set Up a Free School (2011) . Toby has 4 children, all currently at primary school. Miranda Thomas started teaching in 1990, coinciding with the very first national curriculum. She is now an A level physics teacher in Wiltshire, as well as being the Chair of Governors at her local primary school and a parent herself. Her youngest child is currently in Year 8.
Are you increasingly beset by 'tip-of-the-tongue' moments? Do you forget names, dates and other vital information? Are you concerned that your memory is getting worse as you get older? Forgetting is a natural part of how the brain functions, but for some people it can still be a maddening or distressing experience. In this book, Dr Hilary Jones and Rob Eastaway explain how memory works, why it sometimes goes wrong, and what practical steps you can take to build a stronger memory - debunking some popular myths along the way. Drawing on strategies and experiences of real people in their everyday lives, and using gentle humour, this book takes a refreshing look at memory, how to live with its defects and how to improve it.
Mathematics by John Lawlor,William Hancock,Bill Hancock
Easy Calculations for Engine Builders, Auto Engineers, Racers, Students, and Performance Enthusiasts
Author: John Lawlor,William Hancock,Bill Hancock
Since 1991, John Lawlor's Auto Math Handbookhas been a standard reference for auto engineers, students, racers, and enthusiasts. The formulas, calculations, and equations in this book are the foundation for any car or engine building project. Engineer and racing engine builder Bill Hancock has updated and expanded the original edition with revised sections on- Displacement, bore, and stroke Brake horsepower and torque Air capacity and volumetric efficiency Center of gravity, weight distribution, and g force New sections on instrument error and calibration, rolling resistance, aerodynamics, planimeter usage, computer programs, and moment of inertia are presented in the same easy-to-read format using real-world applications.
A must-have for parents, here is everything you need to know to help your child with their homework. 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 provides parents with tips, from teachers and other parents, on how to get to grips with each subject and, most importantly, on how to pass that knowledge on to their child during primary school. From reading to literacy, science to history, this book includes shortcuts and tricks that will make subjects easier to grasp. It even includes tips on homework layout, writing practice, learning habits, and how to make some subjects more fun by thinking creatively about each task set. Accessible and light-hearted in tone, this book will make schoolwork more enjoyable for both parent and child, taking the horror out of homework.