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That’s mathematics


That’s Mathematics is a vibrant picture book celebrating the maths children use every day when we count, share, play, do sport, make cakes or move to music. Young children will enjoy Tom Lehrer’s song lyrics while learning core maths language. Older children are challenged by activities devised to deepen knowledge. 

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“In the footsteps of Tom Lehrer, Chris Smith shows that you are never too young to have fun with maths.” - Johnny Ball, TV presenter and lifelong maths loverThat’s Mathematics is a maths book like no other. It’s a vibrant, colourful book for young children showing them that maths is useful, interesting, fun and EVERYWHERE! They use it every day when they count, share, play, do sport, make cakes or move to music.Aimed at children from 5 to 8 years, the youngest can enjoy it as a picture book, reading Lehrer’s rhyming song lyrics and looking at Elina Braslina’s joyful illustrations. They will pick up a basic understanding of real-world maths and learn some core maths language along the way. Older children are challenged to ‘Try This’ and ‘Explore This’ by author Chris Smith, who is a maths teacher, musician and all-round maths enthusiast. The activities are designed to deepen their curiosity and knowledge.There are supporting online activities to continue the fun, plus notes for parents to encourage you to get involved and help you discuss topics covered and keep the learning going after the book is closed. 

Additional information

Weight 0.412 kg
Dimensions 26 × 22 × 0.85 cm






32 unnumbered




510 (edition:23)


Children – juvenile / Code: J

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