Understanding Maths: Number Patterns & Algebra by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills

Understanding Maths: Number Patterns & Algebra

Written by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
Illustrated by
Part of the Understanding Maths Series


Understanding Maths: Number Patterns & Algebra by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills

Understanding Maths is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 tests. Each book is a stand-alone resource, so children can either work through them in order or focus on individual aspects of the subject. Together, the nine books support the whole of the Key Stage 2 maths curriculum, providing a solid foundation for success in maths. Number Patterns & Algebra meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 maths, and covers the following areas: factors, multiples, fraction sequences, prime numbers, odd and even numbers, negative numbers, Roman numerals, cube and square numbers, term-to-term rule, unknowns and variables, and simple algebra. This book develops skills in recognising and explaining number patterns and sequences. Key features of Understanding Maths include: an 'Explanation' to introduce each topic; activities to consolidate and revise knowledge and skills; thought-provoking facts to foster a love of learning beyond the National Curriculum; regular 'Progress tests' and a 'Final test' to track children's development.

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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52 pages


Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
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Schofield & Sims Ltd

Publication date

1st January 2015



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