Does the sight of your child's maths homework fill you with dread? Do you look for any excuse when they ask you to explain equations, fractions or multiplication? Maths can often leave children - and parents - perplexed. How to do Maths so Your Children Can Too works through maths topics with a simple step-by-step approach, explaining the new ways of teaching maths that confuse so many parents. This book will show you how to: - Master 'number bonds' and 'number lines' - Divide by 'chunking' - Multiply using 'the grid method' - Work with fractions, percentages and ratios - Understand number and place value Bridging the gap between primary and secondary school - when children often struggle - and packed full of simple, accessible examples, this essential guide will banish your maths phobia and take the pain out of homework time.
How many excuses are there for not doing homework? Let us count the ways: Giant lizards invaded the neighbour-hood. Elves hid all the pens. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants...The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next and escalating to hilarious heights. Featuring detail-rich illustrations by illustrator Benjamin Chaud, this book is guaranteed to amuse kids and their parents, not to mention anyone who has experienced a slacker student moment - and isn't that everyone?
What did the maths teacher order for dessert? Pi. Why was the ghost of Anne Boleyn always running after the ghost of Henry VIII ? She was trying to get a head. PUPIL: Miss, would you punish me for something I didn't do? TEACHER: Of course not. PUPIL: Good, because I didn't do my homework. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Nigel Baines - who also illustrates the Mitch Symons' trivia books.
Most of the research conducted about homework is based on adults' perspectives. This case study explored the perspectives of 5th and 6th grade students in comparison with 10 teachers' perceptions about homework. The author administered questionnaires and conducted in depth interviews using a stratified purposive sample and extreme case sampling; which educed the participants' perceptions and practices about homework. The students' represented 4 distinct groups: English Language Learners, general education, gifted and talented and special education. The teachers' instruct 5th and 6th grade. The results of the study indicate that students do not complete their homework because they find it too hard, boring, or they do not understand it. Interestingly, students think that worksheets are hard and boring. However, they are not against homework! This book should benefit teachers, parents, school administrators and staff developers. It would also help develop homework practices that would increase homework completion and student learning. This book brings out the voices of the students to the forefront. After all, they are the ones doing the homework. Listen to them!
Ready to put pencil to paper and brush up on your maths skills? With practice problems and fully worked-out solutions, Basic Maths Practice Problems For Dummies, UK Edition, is the perfect revision tool. Whether you're returning to school, studying for an adult numeracy test, helping the kids with homework, or seeking the confidence that a firm maths foundation provides in everyday encounters, Basic Maths Practice Problems For Dummies, UK Edition, provides you with the practice you need to commit mathematics techniques to memory. Maths Practice Problems For Dummies can be used alone or in conjunction with Basic Maths For Dummies. This title contains 2,000 practice problems and solutions - hours of pencil-and-paper basic maths practice. The topics covered in Maths Practice Problems For Dummies and the order in which they're presented, support the U.K. Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum and can be used in preparation for the Entry Level 3, Level 1, and Level 2 Adult Numeracy Tests.
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.
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.
This is a simple, visual guide to helping children understand maths with Carol Vorderman. Reduce the stress of studying maths and help your child with their homework, following Help Your Kids with Maths a unique visual guide which will demystify the subject for everyone. Updated to include the latest changes to the UK National Curriculum and with additional content on roman numerals, time, fractions and times tables, Help Your Kids with Maths helps you solve maths problems step-by-step. Using clear, accessible pictures and diagrams - and covering everything from basic numeracy to more challenging subjects like statistics and algebra - you'll learn to approach even the most complex maths problems with confidence. It includes a glossary of key maths terms and symbols.
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.
When a girl loses the class pet (and her homework), her excuses become increasingly silly and far-fetched, and her efforts to find the ferret are giggle-inducing. Fans of Guinea Dog will love this hilarious Jennings story.
This book lays out a year’s worth of exercises meant to get you thinking about maths in a different way. Laing’s approach breaks down her 366 exercises into seven categories, one for each day of the week: Number Sense; Algebra; Geometry; Application; Probability & Statistics; Logic; and Grab Bag. Laing’s approach treats these maths and various number-related logic problems as fun brain exercises. Yes, there are equations here, but nothing that the average adult - even those who always hated maths class - can’t handle. There are also graphs, geometry, statistics and logic problems, many of them centered round problems that could occur in real life. Think of ‘Your Daily Maths’ not as homework, but instead as your daily cognitive workout.
Oh yes, the hilariosity goes on for one last time. Here it is... maybe probably... pants for the memories! My marvy Luuurve God boyfriend has got the full Humpty Dumpty with me for accidentally twisting with Dave the Laugh. Which is not actually my fault. I cannot be expected to control my body parts, they pop out unexpectedly and so on. For instance my lips do ad-hoc puckering up every time Dave the Laugh comes near them, I don*t know why. Anyway shut up about Dave the Laugh, he has got a GIRLFRIEND. Not that I care. Or do I?
Do you need to improve your confidence in maths?Does your maths need to be refreshed and refocused for engineering or science?Are there some elements of school maths you have forgotten or never quite mastered?With clear explanations, lots of examples and a friendly, encouraging style, Fundamental Maths is a short, easy-to-follow textbook that makes maths accessible and manageable for all. Written for students entering HE or FE courses in engineering or science, the author covers all the core topics and breaks them down into easily digestible chunks, keeping explanations clear and concise throughout.Put past anxieties about maths or gaps in your knowledge behind you!
Collins Maths Dictionary is a clear practical dictionary which can help you understand the meanings of over 375 Maths words.
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ME: MY LIFE FROM A TO Z is the next generation of All About Me and the perfect journal for anyone who would like to record their memories and stories but doesn't know where to begin. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of the memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, provides an easy and inspiring way to chronicle the ordinary and extraordinary moments of your life and give them a sense of order. For each letter of the alphabet, Amy supplies a series of thoughtful prompts (for example, C is for "Childhood, my very first memory from.") The journal is designed to look and feel like a reference book and includes thumb-cut tabs to help writers navigate quickly to each letter. Just writing a brief entry for each prompt will result in a quirkily organized self-portrait in a handsome-looking package.
Pass your AS & A level maths with flying colours Looking to pass your AS and A level maths? Look no further. AS & A Level Maths For Dummies offers detailed, simple steps for all of the main types of problems you'll face in your exams, offering explanations of how the topics link together, advice on how to remember the key facts and methods, and ways to structure revision. Even if your head is spinning and you don't know where to begin, this fun and friendly guide gives in-depth support on exactly what you need to know. In the big data and digital age, maths skills have never been more important to career success. AS & A Level Maths For Dummies guides you through the skills needed to pass the exams taken at the end of the first and second year of the course. It begins with the knowledge needed to get a top grade at GCSE, followed by sections on Algebra (functions, graph-sketching, and logarithms), Geometry (coordinate geometry, trigonometry, and working with shapes) and Calculus (differentiation, integration, and differential equations). Helps you build the confidence you need to pass your exams Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning Makes difficult maths concepts easy to understand Offers in-depth support in a fun and friendly style If you're an AS & A level student looking to do your very best at exam time, AS & A Level Maths For Dummies makes it easier.
You know me. I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of Faerie; one-time private investigator in the mortal world. To be crowned queen, I must continue the royal bloodline - I must produce an heir. To fail would allow my aunt, Queen Andais, do what she most desires: to place her twisted son, Cel, upon the throne of Faerie...and kill me. I am surrounded by loyal guards, my best loved - sworn to protect and to love me - yet for all our eager efforts, I remain childless. My sinister Queen and her confederates conspire against me and so my bodyguards and I have slipped back into Los Angeles. But it seems exile is not enough to escape those with dark designs upon us. King Taranis, vainglorious ruler of Faerie's Seelie court, has accused my guards of a heinous crime and asked the mortal authorities to pursue them. If he succeeds, my men will face a hideous fate. I know Taranis's charges are baseless - for his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now I fear his intentions are far more terrifying...
All about my mum... by me! A perfect place to record everything about your mum - in writing, doodles and pictures. Draw your mum's face, describe her day, list her favourite foods and much more! Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move! With over 350 stickers.
MANNY WANTS TO BE A FOOTBALLER. OR A POP STAR. OR WRITE A BESTSELLER. HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET MARRIED... 'Harry and Ranjit were waiting for me - waiting to take me to Derby, to a wedding. My wedding. A wedding that I hadn't asked for, that I didn't want. To a girl who I didn't know... If they had bothered to open their eyes, they would have seen me: seventeen, angry, upset but determined - determined to do my own thing, to choose my own path in life...' Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, this is a fresh, bitingly perceptive and totally up-to-the-minute look at one young man's fight to free himself from family expectations and to be himself, free to dance to his own tune.
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.