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Maths Dictionary by Peter Robson
Maths Dictionary by Peter Robson
This starter mathematics dictionary is highly recommended for students starting at secondary school, and will take them through to basic GCSE. It has just the right amount of detail for this level. Note: it is not suitable for mathematics study beyond GCSE.

I can't really put it better than one of my foundation level students who, having battled with her notes, and with definitions and remembering eg the difference between mean, median and mode, and the number of sides of a pentagon just said, with a big beam, "This is just brilliant!!".
8 x Heavy Duty Metal Book Ends 180mm by 5 Star brand
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely excellent!, 2 April 2014
The ones I was supplied with had rectangular ends (not curved as shown in the picture), but this wasn't a problem. They look great!

They are good value and well finished. They are strong but made of thin metal so that the bit that goes under the books gets in the way as little as possible. They also have three thin 'cushions' underneath that help with anti-slip.

They do the job brilliantly, and so I have just ordered another batch of eight. At this price, they are excellent value.
The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from O&hellip by Steven Strogatz
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I spotted this book in 'The Works' and it looked as if it might have promise. Having quickly flicked through it I put it back on the rack. I am always looking for books that might give some ideas for the classroom, but was a little reluctant to buy yet another 'popular' maths book that failed to deliver; so many of them are yet another tour through numbers et al, from the Babylonians to Hilbert's Hotel, trying desperately to convince the reader that it is all so interesting and fun ...yawn, zzzzzzzzzzz. Why so many of these 'popular' maths books manage to make the subject so incredibly boring is beyond me; what is the point of boring the very audience one has decided to inspire? But when I… Read more