So You Really Want to Learn Maths Book 2

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Designed for use by those in Years 6/7, "So You Really Want to Learn Maths 2" is the perfect resource for those beginning their Key Stage 3 studies as well as those working towards entrance examinations at 13+. The So you really want to learn Maths course is a rigorous, thorough mathematical course for those who really want to learn. Clear explanations are followed by an impressive amount of practice exercises which will ensure that even the fastest mathematicians will never run out of exercises!There are also extension questions which are ideal for gifted and talented pupils as well as those working towards scholarship examinations. Originally designed for those working towards papers 1 and 3 of the current Common Entrance examination, this textbook is ideal for any teacher looking to stretch certain pupils as well as those preparing pupils for Common Entrance at 13+. This course is also ideal for parents and home schoolers looking for a textbook which takes a rigorous approach to mathematics whilst also providing clear explanations of current mathematical methods and plenty of exercises for consolidation. An accompanying Answer Book is also available to purchase separately.

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Serena Alexander has taught Mathematics since 1987, originally in both maintained and independent senior schools. From 1999 she taught at St Paul's School for Boys, where she was Head of Mathematics at their preparatory school, Colet Court, before moving to Newton Preparatory School in London. She has been a member of the ISEB setting team for mathematics, is an ISI inspector and helps to run regular mathematics conferences for prep school teachers. She has a passion for maths and expects her pupils to feel the same way. After a lesson or two, they normally do!

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"Those who appreciate Book 1 will find in Book 2 an equally challenging and enjoyable experience. There is more than enough here to meet the needs of the most able pupils." David E. Hanson, Leader of the ISEB 11+ Mathematics setting team, member of the ISEB 13+ Mathematics setting team, Member of the ISEB Editorial Board "These books provide a thorough grounding in maths. Detailed explanations are given through graded exercises, practical work, investigations and puzzles. The material is neatly laid-out, well organised with clear instructions and excellent diagrams, and very informative. The author even brings in fascinating snippets of history throughout the books: how the Egyptians wrote fractions, the history of the penny and of percentages, the origin of imperial units and much more. For instance, did you know that it was the Greeks who established the 'foot' as their basic unit of length and that, according to legend, this Greek unit was based on the measurement of Hercules' foot? I am very impressed by the quality of material, which is very substantial both in content and in weight (these books are heavy!) and would definately recommend them as a complete course." Home Education Advisory Service Bulletin

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