So You Really Want to Learn Maths Book 2 A Textbook for Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance by Serena Alexander

So You Really Want to Learn Maths Book 2 A Textbook for Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance

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So You Really Want to Learn Maths Book 2 A Textbook for Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance by Serena Alexander

This book consolidates the material covered in So You Really Want To Learn Book 1 and completes the topics required for Level 2 of the Common Entrance Maths syllabus at 13+. Challenging and rigorous throughout, this book features detailed explanations and an impressive bank of practice exercises, to ensure that pupils have fully grasped all the topics covered. - Endorsed by ISEB - Clear explanations are followed by extensive practice material to ensure pupils have understood the material covered - Provides a strong emphasis on numerical work, including fractions, decimals, and algebra to give a strong grounding in mathematical knowledge An Answer Book containing answers and a mark scheme is also available to save you time marking work.


Those who appreciate Book 1 will find in Book 2 an equally challenging and enjoyable experience. There is more than enough here to meet the needs of the most able pupils. David E. Hanson, Leader of the ISEB 11+ Mathematics setting team, member of the ISEB 13+ Mathematics setting team, Member of the ISEB Editorial Board These books provide a thorough grounding in maths. Detailed explanations are given through graded exercises, practical work, investigations and puzzles. The material is neatly laid-out, well organised with clear instructions and excellent diagrams, and very informative. The author even brings in fascinating snippets of history throughout the books: how the Egyptians wrote fractions, the history of the penny and of percentages, the origin of imperial units and much more. For instance, did you know that it was the Greeks who established the 'foot


About the Author

Serena Alexander has taught Mathematics since 1987, originally in both maintained and independent senior schools. From 1999 she taught at St Paul's School for Boys, where she was Head of Mathematics at their preparatory school, Colet Court, before moving to Newton Preparatory School in London. She has been a member of the ISEB setting team for mathematics, is an ISI inspector and helps to run regular mathematics conferences for prep school teachers. She has a passion for maths and expects her pupils to feel the same way. After a lesson or two, they normally do!

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408 pages


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Publication date

1st March 2004



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