You Do the Maths: Design a Skyscraper by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills

You Do the Maths: Design a Skyscraper

Written by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
Illustrated by Vladimir Aleksic

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For lovers and haters of Maths the You Do the Maths series of four books will ensure that haters dislike maths less once they've got involved in solving problems in a range of exciting activities and from 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 fun learning tool.


You Do the Maths: Design a Skyscraper by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills

Why are verticles and reflective symmetry needed to Design a Skyscraper? Find out this an much more in this exciting new title! 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.

These four titles make maths accessible and exciting by relating it to the real world. 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


This should appeal to those interested in numbers or how things work. They could also be used as a classroom extention activity. -- Jennifer Hambelton School Librarian It's a great approach and one that will capture the interest. Each title includes a glossary to explain any mathematical words or terms that the reader may struggle with, to aid the learning process. Functional maths is a part of the new programmes of study; it involves using maths in everyday situations and these books support that excellently with their practical approach. 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
Interest Age: From 7


Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
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QED Publishing

Publication date

18th May 2015




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