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Maths (See Inside) (Usborne See Inside) [Hardcover]

Alex Frith , Minna Lacey , Colin King
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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30 May 2008 Usborne See Inside
This is a brand new title in the innovative "See Inside" series, putting the often intimidating world of mathematics into simple, easy-to-follow language and showing how maths fits into readers' everyday life. It introduces mathematical concepts in the simplest of terms from basic addition and subtraction, through multiplication and division to square roots and algebra. As well as over 50 embedded flaps to lift, each page includes a host of puzzles and games for readers to test their newfound maths skills on, making the book an interactive and informative experience. It is illustrated in a fun and accessible style by Colin King.

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  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (30 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074608756X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746087565
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 28.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Perfectly pitched for Key Stage 2, a mix of facts, humour and novelty flaps...This series is proof that the right non-fiction still sells' - The Bookseller; 'A super collection of information books from Usborne, which really engage the reader by providing interesting information, colourful graphics and plenty of flaps with yet more information' - Parents in Touch; 'Maths is, according to this addition to Usborne's popular See Inside series "a way of finding out about the world". With maths, "you can count things, and measure things, and solve all sorts of problems". The emphasis is not on how to do it, but rather on the uses maths can be put to and the enjoyment to be found in playing with mathematical ideas. The focus is on applying maths to everyday functions and the full colour pages are cheerfully illustrated with small figures busily engaged in a variety of activities. Final spreads add to the prevailing sense of fun with the games that employ mathematical and logical skills. While the maths covered loosely corresponds to, and builds on, that learned in years 3 and 4, confident younger mathematicians will enjoy exploring the new ideas to be found here' - Guardian Education

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book for young and old.... 15 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I got this for my 6 year old daughter as a reference for her now she is doing more in maths lessons at school, although it has some maths that she wont be needing for a long time yet,
For example: it has a flap that reads "for any size circle the circumference divided by the diameter always comes out as (the symbol for Pi)" Which i don't think my 6 year old is going to be even told about for years to come yet, however as i was reading it i do think it will give me the snipets to help me rememeber things that will help my daughter when the time comes.
There is so much information in this book and it is presented so well with simple explanations. I will be buying other 'see inside' books as i think usborne books are fantastic.
In response to another review regarding the wrong answer, my book reads: "Fungus fills half the room. If it doubles every hour, how long before it fills 4 rooms of equal size?" Then under the flap reads "The fungus already fills half a room. In 1 hour it will fill a whole room. In 2 hours it will fill 2 rooms. So in 3 hours it will fill 4 rooms of equal size" Which i believe is correct.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another mistake from this book 29 May 2013
One of the reviews here has indicated a mistake in the solution of the problem with fungus on page 12.

My 8 y.o. son has just spotted another one on page 7. An explanation says:

"You can calculate the volume of a cube by multiplying its length, width and height.

Each side of this cube measures 3sm.

3x3x3=9 (!!!!)

So the volume of the cube is 9 sm3. (!!!!)"

That is really incredible. If the fungus's problem is about geometrical progression - a more or less complicated thing - this one is just about the basics of multiplication/adding. My son said: "But we get nine when we add 3, 3 and 3, not when we multiply them". Or may be the authors confused the area with the volume of the cube which is anyway inexcusable. BTW, the book has two authors AND a maths education expert!
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A nicely done but flawed book 20 Aug 2010
By M. Wang
One example from the book:
"Fungus fills half the room. If it doubles every hour. How long before it fills 4 rooms of equal size?"
Lifting flap showed the answer 4 after I spent 10 minutes guiding my 6 year old to get to the anwser 3.
Have I lost my wit growing older or should there be someone to blame for the quality of this book?
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent "See Inside" title! 4 Feb 2010
This lovely book gives a good overview of basic maths concepts. It starts off with "meet the numbers" where different methods of counting and then number lines, negative numbers and prime numbers, (to name but a few) are introduced. There are, as usual, lots of flaps to lift with further explanations behind and lots of fantastic, bright and lively illustrations with funny captions. It also covers maths puzzles and games, lots of concepts to do with shapes, everyday maths and chance, all treated with the same humour and great illustrations.

My little boy absolutely loves his maths, so when he saw this book his eyes nearly popped out of his head and he has loved dipping into it! For a child that isn't so maths mad...well I'm not sure they'd find it as totally enthralling as my son has, but it may be interesting to them as it shows maths in quite a different, and fun, light. I would say that this book is probably most suited to ages 7 and up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars for the older child of 7 up. 6 Feb 2012
i love maths and this is great for kids of maybe 7 and up. be careful you don't get the US version though.i think this one may be fine but the other version on amazon has dollars throughout and the price is in dollars on the back.
as for the mis print another reviewer US version that i returned had the correct answer in it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 3 Jun 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Would recommend this product, my daughter uses this book in school lots of fun lifting flaps to look at .
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it. 26 May 2014
By Brigid
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Keeping for the perfect rainy day when this will keep my son busy. what a great idea for a childrens book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mathematics for the very young
Why I chose the rating is always there must be a margin left for improvement otherwise complacency sets in.
I like the book,the front cover,it is as described. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Moira Clacher
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Thanks, This is a very nice book. My son loves maths and this is a good way to keep learning.
Published 12 months ago by Laura Bozzo Molgosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Great investment
Have bought all the Maths books from Osbourne for my son who finds Maths very difficult. I have to say it is great investment. Definately worth the money.
Published 15 months ago by Belinda Conroy
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining start for this subject.
My 7 and 10 year-old grandsons find it stimulates their interest in what can be a dull subject. Full of useful examples of maths problems in many aspects of everyday life.
Published 17 months ago by K. Shotbolt
5.0 out of 5 stars Good present
This was much appreciated by my 9 year old twin grand-daughters, who love maths and everything to do with it.
Published 18 months ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars See inside maths
A splendid book. Laid out and illustrated very well. Easy for youngsters to understand. My 7year old grandson will love it.
Published on 2 April 2012 by Granny Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
For any 5-8 years old, this book make your mind wide open ,taking you to a facinating maths world.It is not a text book or book for review or practice but for opening the door for... Read more
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