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Mammoth Maths

Written by David Macaulay

Key Stage 2 Reference Books Science

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Ingenious and amusing explanation of fundamental mathematical principles

Everything You Need to Know About Numbers

The troupe of mammoths that first appeared in Mammoth Science reappears here along with some elephant shrew buddies. This time they are explaining how Mathematics works. Bestselling illustrator David Macaulay, whose iconic How Machines Work won the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in 2016 is renowned for his ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius.

Speaking as somebody who is entirely maths averse and numerically challenged at the best of times, I found the added whimsicality of using the animals to illustrate the fundamental concepts really helped keep me interested by demonstrating key mathematical principles in unusual and amusing ways. The clarity of the graphical explanations is superb, with over 60 topics covered in total, including numbers, geometry, measurement and operations. The visual reference section at the end with tables and diagrams and charts, units of measurement, signs and symbols is incredibly useful and hopefully will be reproduced as a classroom poster! There is an excellent glossary too.

This is aimed at children from 8+ but will be invaluable for reluctant maths learners of all ages for whom the standard textbook is a real turn off.

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Mammoth Maths Synopsis

Introducing an off-beat guide to maths from award-winning author and illustrator David Macaulay.

Maths is all around you...if you look closely enough! From computer games to bridges, shopping malls to game shows, mathematics truly is everywhere. David Macauley's terrific troupe of curious mammoths will lead you through the basics of maths, including numbers, calculation, geometry, measurement and so much more in this highly original guide to maths for kids aged 8+. In Mammoth Maths, not only will you learn the essential principles of maths, you'll enjoy learning about them too! From start to finish, the mammoths are your guide as they seek to understand the maths!

These intrepid demonstrators will go to incredible lengths to educate and entertain, as they wrestle with adding or subtracting numbers, measuring angles, creating a pie chart, solving equations, and much more. Observing and recording the mammoths' behaviour is best-selling illustrator David Macaulay. Renowned for his ability toexplain complex ideas with simple genius, Macaulay captures the oddball humour of his subject matter, making Mammoth Maths the perfect introduction to maths for young learners to love.

Discover maths like you've never known it before, with:

-Fun-filled illustrations show Macaulay's mammoths exploring mathematical ideas

- demonstrating key mathematical principles in unusual and amusing ways.

- An action-packed alternative to dry, unappealing maths textbooks.

-Supporting panels contain diagrams and extra information to aid understanding.

-The book is divided into chapters, each focusing on a different branch of maths

The ideal maths book for all children aged 8+ as well as for reluctant maths learners who don't think maths is for them, Mammoth Maths includes a highly original and unique approach to the subject, with over 60 topics covered in total, including numbers geometry, measurement and operations.

Encompassing all-new illustrations featuring Macaulay's trademark mammoths, familiar to readers of The Way Things Work - a best-selling book of David Macaulay's, which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide!

Join the maths journey today! Solving the problem is only one mammoth-ride away!

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241515297
Publication date: 2nd June 2022
Author: David Macaulay
Publisher: DK Children an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Reference Books, Science

About David Macaulay

The work of British-American artist David Macaulay is renowned for its humour, detail and ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius. He specializes in graphic non-fiction books on subjects such as science, architecture and engineering

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