You Do the Maths: Launch a Rocket into Space by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills

You Do the Maths: Launch a Rocket into Space

Written by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
Illustrated by Vladimir Aleksic

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One of four new titles which uses maths to help solve problems in a range of exciting activities and helps show how useful maths is in everyday life. There are answers at the back and a glossary explains clearly what the various terms and words mean and relate to, making it a helpful and importantly great fun learning tool. Do try it on lovers and haters of maths because it will make haters into lovers or at least move them in the right direction of starting to hate it less.


You Do the Maths: Launch a Rocket into Space by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills

Solve problems using 3D shapes and degrees of rotation and blast off on a mission to outer space!

Featuring maths problems from addition and decimals to line graphs and pie charts, these books have different challenges to be solved with a varying range of difficulty.

Each title includes a glossary to explain any mathematical words or terms that the reader may struggle with, to aid the learning process.

The You Do The Maths series include:

Design a Skyscraper

Launch a Rocket in Space

Fly a Jetfighter

Solve a Crime


The book sets the problems and the challengeg. It's all good fun too. The comic strip style is engaging and direct the text is clear not over simplified but neve confusing. -- Nick Hunt School Librarian A wonderful way to engage even reluctant maths students. Perfect fpr the classroom as well as at home Parents in Touch

About the Author

HILARY KOLL was a Mathematics Co-ordinator and Maths Teacher in Bracknell primary school and has also worked as a part-time lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Reading. Hilary has more recently turned her attention towards publishing and is now a full-time writer and consultant in mathematics education. She has written over 150 titles for a variety of publishers, including Hodder & Stoughton and QED. STEVE MILLS was a teacher of both both primary and secondary age children before lecturing at the University of Reading in Mathematics Education. Here he worked with both under-graduate and post-graduate students in their preparation for teaching mathematics in schools. During this time he began to write mathematics books for both teachers and children. Steve is now a full-time writer and consultant in Mathematics education and has written over 150 books for a variety of publishers. VLADIMIR ALEKSIC was born in Serbia and Montenegro and has a wealth of illustration experience. His style is often described as 'semi-realistic', as his illustrations have a clear comic book influence. He has worked for clients including DK, where he illustrated Pirate Attack! and Clash of the Gladiators.

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32 pages


Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
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QED Publishing

Publication date

18th May 2015




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