This Book Thinks You're a Maths Genius explores seven key areas of maths: geometry, space and volume, statistics, numbers and number patterns, codes and ciphers and the concept of infinity. Each spread centres on an open-ended question that introduces a key mathematical concept and suggests activities that engage the child in a fun and entertaining way. Activities include predicting the trajectory of a Malteser; building loo roll skyscrapers; mind-reading magic tricks; devising your own spy code; and working out the physical correlations between your dad and Usain Bolt. The end of the book includes a section of paper-based crafts including the kit to make a cardboard football and a data log for family quirks.
Sean Callery is an author and primary-school teacher. He has written several information books, including titles about codes and ciphers, children's party games and famous dictators.
Clive Gifford has written more than 100 information books for children on a wide range of subjects. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles includ...More about Mike Goldsmith