'Can you help me with my maths homework?'. If like most parents this sentence fills you with a sense of dull dread or even panic then this is the book for you! According to a recent survey as many as one third of parents are not confident when dealing with the maths homework brought home by their children. At worst parents worry about getting right even the most simple maths questions. An even parents who are good at maths are baffled by modern teaching methods and terms: children are no longer being taught 'the important old-fashioned stuff' or are being taught to do long multiplication in a new-fangled different way. Guiding parents through the basics of the maths their children are learning today at school "Maths For Mums and Dads" will cover the dilemmas and problems you are likely to be confronted with up to your child leaving primary school including: chunking partitioning number lines and the grid method; numbers decimals and place value; long multiplication and long division; times tables and tips on how to remember them; percentages ratios and fractions; and basic geometry shapes symmetry and angles.Complete with games puzzles sample questions mock exam papers and amusing examples of children's errors "Maths For Mums and Dads" will challenge and reassure in equal measure. And makes maths at home more enjoyable and intriguing for everyone.
Brilliant and original, 'A Thousand Years of Good Prayers' introduces a remarkable first collection of stories about China from an author set to become a major literary talent. In this extraordinary first collection, Yiyun Li brings us a modern China facing up to a complex history of repression and guilt. In 'Immortality', winner of the Paris Review prize, a young man bears a striking resemblance to the dictator, and so finds a strange kind of calling. In 'Extra', first published in the New Yorker, a Chinese woman, alone in middle age, befriends a young boy who has become an outcast in a remote country school. In their friendship, we see how love can begin to overcome the strictures that dominate their lives. In turn horrifying and breathtakingly lyrical, Yiyun Li, a new and talented young Chinese writer, confronts the silence that dominated the history of her country, and illuminates how mythology, politics, history and culture intersect with personality. She leaves us with an enduring vision of a country undergoing tremendous change.
Understand the Middle East (since 1945)is an essential guide to one of the world's most turbulent regions. It examines the origins and development of the events which have dominated the headlines for the last six decades. Covering everything from religion and politics in the aftermath of the Second World War to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, war in Iraq and the terrorism of the present day it will change the way you think about the region. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Where Is the Snail and Other Stories – Julia Donaldson – School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Stage 3 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: 'Ron Rabbit's Big Day', 'The Wishing Elf', 'Bob Bug and the Insect Club', 'Where's the Snail', 'Stop Chatting Bill', 'Back to Bed'. The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk