Ever wondered how 7-UP got its name, or what you would measure in oktas? Discover the answers in 'Numbers: Facts, Figures and Fiction'. This book is about numbers, and particularly about a few of the counting numbers. The numbers from zero to 156 each get an entry, with a briefer mention for all the numbers up to a thousand, and some interesting facts about a few very large numbers. Full of mathematical and cultural facts, tantalising problems and anecdotes, 'Numbers' provides masses of ideas for teaching, project work, or displays, as well as cross-curricular ideas. It makes a useful library resource for pupils aged 7-11.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.