Mathematics

Old Dogs, New Math

Homework Help for Puzzled Parents

Author: Mike Askew,Rob Eastaway

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191267

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 8141

“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!
Mathematics

More Maths for Mums and Dads

Author: Mike Askew,Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446477215

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 4947

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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

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

View: 529

'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.

Maths for Mums and Dads

Author: Eastaway,Askew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780099540564

Category:

Page: 256

View: 8097

'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.
Family & Relationships

Homework Help for Mums and Dads

Author: Karen Dolby

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 184317751X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 258

View: 1393

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.
Games & Activities

Ball of Confusion

Puzzles, Problems and Perplexing Posers

Author: Johnny Ball

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848313497

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 254

View: 903

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.
Mathematics

Why Do Buses Come in Threes?

The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909396621

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

View: 5550

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.
Self-Help

How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever!

Tips, tricks and fun to turbo-charge your memory

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910232750

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 7653

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.
Mathematics

Australian Maths Dictionary

Author: Judith De Klerk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740333412

Category: Mathematics

Page: 128

View: 8591

"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!)"
Mathematics

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

Fourth edition

Author: David Nelson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

View: 3891

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics. Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work.
Games

Out of the Box

101 Ideas for Thinking Creatively

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781844834112

Category: Games

Page: 144

View: 5517

Break free from the patterns of habitual thinking--and enter a new world of out-of-the-box ideas, imaginative solutions, and creative satisfaction. These 101 techniques will help you find original styles of thinking, open yourself up to new possibilities, and turn your best schemes into practical reality. Start by recognizing the boundaries we set for ourselves--restrictions we may not even realize we’ve imposed. Choose from a wide repertoire of mind-expanding, problem-solving strategies for home, work, and leisure. Discover the value of following your intuition and thinking laterally, and see how to avoid the mid-project blues. And for some fun, there are puzzles to show you how it feels to be trapped inside that box--and make getting out even more delightful.
Mathematics

Carol Vorderman's Maths Dictionary

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405341370

Category: Mathematics

Page: 128

View: 4248

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!)
Mathematics

Basic Maths For Dummies

Author: Colin Beveridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111997562X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

View: 7966

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.
Children's stories

My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh

Author: Nick Sharratt

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406331851

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 9780

My mum loves spots, spotty clothes, spotty wallpaper, spotty games like dominoes. My dad loves stripes, stripy suits and stripy ties, stripy humbug sweets. But they think I'm the funny one.
Family & Relationships

What Every Parent Needs to Know

How to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of Primary School

Author: Toby Young,Miranda Thomas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241004756

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 528

View: 6259

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.
Games

Mindbenders and Brainteasers

100 Maddening Mindbenders and Curious Conundrums

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909396842

Category: Games

Page: 300

View: 7737

Puzzles have intrigued and entertained generations of children - and their parents - for over 2,000 years. Here is an irrestible assortment of 100 challenging puzzles. These brilliant brainteasers range from the neatly lateral to the downright perplexing.
Self-Help

4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, 2nd Edition

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 0375426256

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 1202

4,000 ways to achieve instant intimacy. With new and updated questions! What, more than anything, makes you angry? Who were your childhood idols? What kind of leader are you most inclined to follow? What has happened to the art of conversation? In the age of the Internet, speed dating, and frantic text messaging, have we forgotten how to meaningfully connect? This book of 4,000 provocative questions will help you get to know anyone and everyone in every social situation. Use it to go beyond small talk at parties, networking events, dates, dinner tables, and road trips. It's for getting to know someone you just met and learning a lot more about someone you thought you already knew (who may be yourself). ·A perfect social tool for the Internet generation ·Features thematic sections on lifestyle choices, pastimes, politics, family, and more ·A resource for self-discovery and for journalists and writers doing interviews and developing characters, plots, and story lines
Science

How Long Is a Piece of String?

More Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life

Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909396613

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 3259

Why do weather forecasters get it wrong? What are the best tactics for playing"Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"and"The Weakest Link"? And what is the link between a tin of baked beans and a men's urinal? These and many other questions are answered in this book. It is 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 ranking sportsmen all have links with intriguing mathematical problems that are explained in this book. It reveals the secrets behind some of the best con tricks and the hidden workings of the taxi meter, and explains how epidemics start and stop.
Business & Economics

What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes

Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Interview

Author: Richard N. Bolles

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607746581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 8748

The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles. Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool. This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is—and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews. This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author’s decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers—and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.