This is one of a series of Maths Skills Practice workbooks which take your child from counting skills, through times tables and mental maths and on to this last book in the series, Algebra for Key Stage 2 ages 10-11. Algebra is a branch of mathematics which substitutes letters for numbers and turns real life problems into mathematical equations, where the letters represent the unknown. Many children find algebra confusing, but this colourful and well laid out workbook will take your child through everything they will need to know to understand and succeed at algebra; which is part of the new National Curriculum in Year 6.
The workbook covers number sequences, BODMAS (this is very important as it shows your child which part of a calculation to do first in sums such as 18 x (4+2) + 7 = ? in order to achieve the correct answer), word problems, missing numbers, basic algebra, using algebra, solving equations, formulas, problem solving, algebra and angles and algebra and shapes. There is a pull out answer booklet and each area covered has good explanations and examples, as well as plenty of questions to complete and to make sure they understand the concepts covered. The workbook is attractive, nicely laid out, colourful and is very easy to understand and complete. A good buy if your child finds algebra confusing or you simply want to ensure that they have extra practise in this area.