Numbers In Pictures
Alan Graham & Roger Duke
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This book is one of a 9-book series, 'Mathematics in Pictures' and it covers the mathematical topic, numbers. It is aimed particularly at teachers and parents of children under 11 years.
As the title suggests, a key feature of the approach taken is for children to work with pictures in their learning of this mathematical topic. This creates a firm foundation of intuitive understanding that they will build on later when working more conventionally using mathematical symbols.
a little cracker
I was looking for something to use with our smallest 2 children, and I was very impressed with this book. It is brilliant, it is clear and full of fascinating examples. I have used it with the older children too and they got something different from it. it is definitely worth looking at, and I will be buying the next one too.
Even I get it now!
As a person who has always had difficulty with numbers, I found this book immensely helpful and easy to understand. It felt good right from the start; Alan has a good melodious voice (with a hint of regional accent), so I felt I was in safe friendly company.
It is a great help to be able to see what is going on with numbers, and there are some things I actually understood for the very first time.
Although this book is designed for parents and teachers, and my children are grown up with children of their own, I would recommend it to anyone of any age who has struggled with the dreaded SUMS.
It's never too late to start!
Such clear, easy to understand concepts and explanations. A must read for any teacher whether you teach maths or not!