More Maths for Mums and Dads


Author: Mike Askew,Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446477215

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 4468

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.

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: 5389

'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.

My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh


Author: Nick Sharratt

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406331851

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 2624

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.

Mindfulness for Mums and Dads

Proven strategies for calming down and connecting


Author: Diana Korevaar

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 192557668X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 9802

As a parent, it can be all too easy to live life on automatic pilot - fulfilling one demand after another while missing out on much of the journey. And though you can't control every situation, you can influence the outcome by learning to change how you react. Dr Diana Korevaar, a practising perinatal psychiatrist, uses mindfulness practice as a powerful tool to help parents calm down, connect and reframe the challenges they face in order to experience life more positively. Grounded in science, Mindfulness for Mums and Dads features dozens of case studies, as well as simple mindfulness practices that can be carried out anywhere. These are practical tools for anyone seeking to actively engage in their own recovery from anxiety or depression, or for those no longer content to 'just exist' in life, hoping that things will get better in the future. In as little as three minutes a day, it is possible to take control of your life, become calmer and more compassionate, and be fully present for the small moments in life that create true and lasting happiness.

Thinking Out Loud

Love, Grief and Being Mum and Dad


Author: Rio Ferdinand

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473670268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9469

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'A lacerating account ... painful but necessary' EVENING STANDARD 'Beautiful & significant ... Tackles grief with honesty' DAWN FRENCH 'Very important and moving book' ALASTAIR CAMPBELL 'A searingly honest book. So much of Rio's emotional turmoil and deep loss resonated with me. At the same time I loved his message of hope' GLORIA HUNNIFORD 'Rio's courageous story of life, loss, grief and hope' PRIMA CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE, 'Best of the Celebrity Crop' 'Tender, heartbreaking ... An extraordinary and unforgettable book. *****' HEAT * * * * * * 'When Rebecca died, the idea that one day I might begin to feel better would have struck me as laughable ... I know how persuasive this kind of permanence thinking can be. I know too that anyone locked in its grip will laugh if I promise them that their pain will one day ease. It will. Of course it will. But I know better than to expect anyone to believe me.' In 2015, former England football star Rio Ferdinand suddenly and tragically lost his wife and soulmate Rebecca, aged 34, to cancer. It was a profound shock and Rio found himself struggling to cope not just with the pain of his grief, but also with his new role as both mum and dad to their three young children. Rio's BBC1 documentary, Being Mum and Dad, touched everyone who watched it and won huge praise for the honesty and bravery he showed in talking about his emotions and experiences. His book now shares the story of meeting, marrying and losing Rebecca, his own and the family's grief - as well as the advice and support that get him through each day as they strive to piece themselves back together. Thinking Out Loud is written in the hope that he can inspire others struggling with loss and grief to find the help they need through this most difficult of times.

Homework Help for Mums and Dads


Author: Karen Dolby

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 184317751X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 258

View: 1346

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.

Mum & Dad Go on Holiday


Author: Katie Maichrye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612253855

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

View: 3564

Imagine yourself in the pages of Mum & Dad Go on Holiday. Explore with Grandmum and Granddad while your parents are away. Don't fret, they'll return soon! A lighthearted depiction from the child's perspective, Mum & Dad Go on Holiday provides a positive method for preparing children for an extended, but temporary absence from loved ones.

When Mom and Dad Divorce

A Kid's Resource


Author: Emily Menendez-Aponte

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497682975

Category: Self-Help

Page: 32

View: 5038

Divorce isn’t easy on anyone, least of all children. When Mom and Dad Divorce helps gently guide children through this painful passage.

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: 860

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.

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: 8282

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.

Teaching Mathematics Creatively


Author: Linda Pound,Trisha Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317511263

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 1669

This new and updated edition of Teaching Mathematics Creatively offers a range of strategies to enable trainee and practising teachers to take an innovative, playful and creative approach to maths teaching. It promotes creativity as a key element of practice and offers ideas to involve your students and develop knowledge, understanding and enjoyment. Exploring fresh approaches, this text explains the role of play in bringing mathematics alive for children and teachers alike. It identifies the power of story-telling in supporting mathematical thinking, examines cross-curricular teaching, and allows you to plan for teaching creatively. Imaginative ideas, underpinned by the latest research and theory, include: Learning maths outdoors - make more noise, make more mess or work on a larger scale Everyday maths - making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them Music and maths – the role of rhythm in learning, and music and pattern in maths Giant maths - how much food do you include on a giant shopping list? Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. This book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

Daddy Cuddles


Author: Anne Gutman,Georg Hallensleben

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811846745

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

View: 1435

Animal babies are so adorable that their daddies can't help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each daddy shows how much he loves his baby in his own special way.

Dear Mum and Dad


Author: Terry Wheeler


ISBN: 1847995195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 1724

Our friends are convinced that we are mad.To be honest, they have always suspected this and our determination to take three children and a new-born baby to France has done nothing but confirm their worst fears. Even now I can remember the first glimpse we had of the Vaucluse Plateau and Mont Ventoux. With the scent of lavender, thyme, rosemary and pine in our nostrils we drove south through a little pine forest and then the plateau spread out in front of us, dominated by the mountain. There are moments in our lives which, when seen with the benefit of hindsight, prove to have been pivotal and this was one of them, although at the time we were blissfully unaware of it. The spell was almost wrought and we set out on the path from which there would be no deviation.

Australian Maths Dictionary


Author: Judith De Klerk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740333412

Category: Mathematics

Page: 128

View: 8040

"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!)"

Do I Have a Daddy?

A Story about a Single-parent Child with a Special Section for Single Mothers and Fathers


Author: Jeanne Warren Lindsay

Publisher: Morning Glory Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781885356628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 7306

A single mother explains to her son that his daddy left soon after he was born. Includes a section with suggestions for answering the question, "Do I have a daddy?"

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: 6339

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.

Help Your Kids with Maths


Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241011876

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

View: 4232

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. Now available with text that lights up as you read along and playful images and sounds. 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. Includes a glossary of key maths terms and symbols. Help Your Kids with Maths (previous ISBN 9781405322461) is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child, who wants to understand maths and put it into practise.

Daddy Day Care

A Book for New Dads and Curious Mums


Author: Jonathan Tindale

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981415731


Page: 200

View: 9085

How do you survive being the only bloke in playgroup? Where do you look when you're surrounded by lactating women? What is the Indiana Jones method for getting a baby to sleep? Illustrated with funny stick men, Daddy Day Care is about a dad's journey through the poo soaked chaos of full-time childcare.

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport


Author: Rob Eastaway

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781907554223

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 2083

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.