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.
ISBN  9781902984315   Pages  408  ISBN13  9781902984315 (What's this?)   Weight (grammes)  890  Publisher  Hodder Education   Published in  Tenterden  Imprint  Galore Park Publishing Ltd   Published in  GB  Format  Paperback   Height (mm)  246  Publication date  01 Mar 2004   Width (mm)  189  DEWEY  510   Spine width (mm)  245  DEWEY edition  DC21  



Chapter 1: Working with numbers The four rules Adding and subtracting Harder calculations Addition Subtraction Adding and multiplying Multiplication and division Harder calculations Estimating Multiplication Long multiplication Division Long division Mixed operations Babylonian numbers End of chapter 1 activity: Dice games Chapter 2: Back to Babylon Factors and multiples Prime numbers and prime factors Squares and their roots Cubes and their roots Triangle numbers More clues Inspired guesswork Pythagoras' perfect numbers Using factors to multiply Using factors to find a square roots End of chapter activity: The number game Chapter 3: Fractions Equivalent fractions Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages Mixed numbers and improper fractions Adding fractions Addition with mixed numbers Subtraction Subtracting with mixed numbers A fraction of an amount Multiplying fractions Dividing with fractions Problems with fractions End of chapter activity: 'Equivalent fraction' dominoes Chapter 4: Probability The probability scale The probability of an event Games of chance Finding the probability of an event NOT happening Sometimes one action can change the situation Probability with two events End of chapter 4 activity: Designing a board game Chapter 5: Handling data Mean and range Looking at data: The median The mode Displaying data: Frequency tables and frequency diagrams Displaying data: Pie charts Interpreting pie charts End of chapter 5 activity: A traffic survey Chapter 6: Working with decimals Decimal arithmetic: Adding and subtracting Multiplying decimals Multiplying decimals by a decimal Dividing decimals Division by decimals Measurement and the metric system Metric units Calculating with quantities End of chapter 6 activity: Imperial units Chapter 7: Algebra 1  Expressions and formulae The rules of algebra Multiples of x and powers of x More about algebra and index numbers Combining multiplication and division Which number is indexed? More about algebra Negative numbers Multiplying with negative numbers Using negative numbers with a calculator Dividing with negative numbers Substitution Formulae Substituting into formulae End of chapter 7 activity: Maths from stars 1  Symmetry Chapter 8: Angles and polygons Parallel lines Naming angles Polygons Sum of interior angles of a regular polygon Finding the interior angle of a regular polygon Finding angles in polygons End of chapter 8 activity: Nets of prisms Chapter 9: Percentages Fractions, decimals and percentages Rules of conversion A percentage of an amount Calculating the percentage Profit and loss End of chapter 9 activity: Tormenting tessellations Chapter 10: Ratio and enlargement Ratio Simplifying the ratio Finding the ratio Ration as a fraction Ratio as parts of a whole Solving problems with ratio Scale drawings Using scale Proportional division: The unitary method Ratio and enlargement Enlargement on a grid Drawing the enlargement End of chapter 10 activity: Christmas lunch investigation Chapter 11: Algebra 2  Equations and brackets Brackets and minus signs Making bundles or factorising Equations Squares and square roots Solving equations with x squared Equations with brackets Fractions and equations Writing story puzzles with brackets End of chapter 11 activity: Dungeons and dragons Chapter 12: Scale drawings and bearings How to use a compass Using bearings Calculating bearings Measuring bearings End of chapter 12 activity: Blackeyed Jack's treasure Chapter 13: Area The parallelogram The triangle Finding the height Some other quadrilaterals The trapezium Area of a kite, a rhombus and other quadrilaterals End of chapter 14 activity: Real life graphs Chapter 15: More about numbers Decimal places: Zooming in on the number line Significant figures Rounding Large and small numbers Decimals as powers of ten Standard index form Standard index form and the scientific calculator More estimating End of chapter 15 activity: Calculator games Chapter 16: Circles Area of a circle Semicircles and quadrants Perimeters End of chapter 16 activity: Drawing spirals Chapter 17: Transformations Reflections Rotation Translation and vectors Mixed transformations End of chapter 17 activity: The four colour theorem Chapter 18: Volume Cubes and cuboids Finding the height or depth Solving volume questions Prisms Volume of a prism End of chapter 18 activity: Euler's theorem Chapter 19: More data Grouping gata Pie charts Scatter graphs Algebra and statistics End of chapter 19 activity: A Fibinacci number trick Chapter 20: Algebra 3  More equations Using algebra to solve problems End of chapter 20 activity: A music genius test Chapter 21: Sequences Equations to sequences Finding the rule A different rule End of chapter 21 activity: Dot patterns
"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 laidout, 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' as their basic unit of length and that, according to legend, this Greek unit was based on the measurement of Hercules' foot? I am very impressed by the quality of material, which is very substantial both in content and in weight (these books are heavy!) and would definately recommend them as a complete course." Home Education Advisory Service Bulletin
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