A Review by Emma Streeton
Like most parents in the past few weeks, I have been tasked with the joys of homeschooling. Now, my girls are still both young but I have to admit that helping them with maths has proven a bit of a challenge.
It has been many years since I have had to delve into the mathematical problem solving part of my brain. So, when I saw this book I leapt at the chance of some step-by-step help…..for me! My bookworms and I truly believe this book came at the right time. I will use and refer to this book again and again in the months and years to come.
Browsing through this book was a great way to recap my own long forgotten maths skills and put me in great stead for helping my kids. Maths strategies have changed a bit since I was in school and so this book shed light on the new techniques teachers are using today. It left me feeling a little more knowledgeable if not a little archaic!
This guide is clearly set out. The material is presented in a simple and colorful format to appeal to kids. You can dip in an out of sections depending on what your current maths topic is. Everything is easy to find. The guide acted as my tutor so I could then be a more successful tutor for my kids. Overall this is a wonderful resource to have on the book shelf. Help Your Kids With Maths is a book I will definitely be recommending to other parent friends.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley (Penguin Random House)
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Category: nonfiction, maths, children