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Mythical Math 5-6 (Key Stage One) Paperback – 12 Jun 2009

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Letts (12 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844191761
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844191765
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.5 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 394,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul Broadbent is a teacher, writer and maths consultant with 30 years experience in primary education. He is a best-selling author with over 400 maths books to his name, with recent texts published in Nigeria, the Middle East and the UK. As well as his many maths books for schools and the home, he has written a number of schools television, radio and computer programmes for the BBC.

Paul also inspires and motivates teachers through his courses and workshops on primary teaching and the learning of mathematics. He has just completed his MA, researching the nature of deep subject knowledge needed by primary teachers when teaching mathematics.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By busymum143 on 13 Jan. 2011
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I bought this for my six-year-old son who was reluctant to do maths homework. This has really inspired him and seems to follow the curriculum as it matches some of his homework tasks and targets. I have bought several others in this Letts series and fully recommend them for reluctant schoolboys/girls or those who simply don't have the confidence to try maths problems. Everything is spelt out clearly and offers encouragement with stickers for every challenge.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mummy of 4 on 9 Mar. 2011
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The illustrations for this book are lovely and updated from the previous Little Wizards series. The maths inside is fairly standard for a 7 to 8 year old with addition, subtraction, 2d shapes, multiplication, simple fractions, rounding numbers, 3d shapes and a little on measuring capacity.

My daughter loved the stickers and was inspired to complete the tasks to put her stickers in the enchanted forest at the back
All in all, this book was good value and did as I expected
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn on 5 Dec. 2012
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I bought this book for my 10 year old son (along with the Enchanted English book) when he was close to the end of year 5. There were about 16 double page spreads of work to complete. Most began by introducing a concept (e.g. the box method for long multiplication) then there were a series of questions to do, but not so many it became boring! From a parent's point of view it was interesting to see how much my son could do and also to see what he hadn't been taught in school which we could then catch up with. If he hadn't already known the majority of the material, it would have been hard to learn it just using this book and he would probably have got rather demoralised (and I would have got rather worried!), but it was good for some revision, for making maths fun and learning a few new ideas.
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By pinkieplater on 13 Aug. 2013
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As I said in the title of this review, a very well written book. It introduces a lot of new learning in a fun way children can relate easily to. There are characters they follow throughout the book that keep the learning fun, and stickers to place on their "world" as a reward for good work. There's a lot more intense learning than in key stage one books, but this book keeps it light and explains everything very clearly. I would definitely recommend this book for any parent wishing to keep their child ahead of the game.
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When you have to be forced to do maths practice as in the case of my son, these books have proved a welcome change. He actually loves them and the theme of wizards and magic throughout has almost left him forgetting that he is actually doing maths.

He is working through them at speed and has asked for the others in the series.

Very highly recommended!
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By snowy1980 on 4 Sept. 2012
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great book to keep kids up with their work during holidays, if you can get them to sit down and do them. It is a lot more interesting than others I have looked at. It covers lots of area's and has a paragraph at the begining that explains the page so good for revision and going over things again and again.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr Ashley Ransome on 2 Nov. 2011
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My son is in love with this book, and now does his school reading with the promise of a page of maths afterwards! The book seems to flow logically, and the tasks are small enough that if tired, he can just do one, or if it is the weekend he can do a full 2 page spread.

At the end of each double page the child has to find a sticker and put it on the map at the back of the book, which they love to do, and there are plenty of other stickers so the rewards can just keep flowing!

It has increased my son's confidence when approaching maths problems. I have bought other books in the series on the back of my experience with this book (which appear to be equally good).
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By vixburg on 25 Mar. 2013
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Bought for a 6 year old who loves maths. He could do some of the sums on his own but needed guidance on some activities, before he could complete them. Nicely illustrated with a good variety of activities.
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