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.
Dr Mike Goldsmith was Head of Acoustics at the National Physical Laboratory from 1987 to 2007, where he researched noise, speech, language, sound and artificially intelligent machinery. He is the author of many children's science books, including Legendary Journeys: Space, Snot Collectors, Spider Ladders and Other Bonkers Inventions, Train your Brain to Be a Maths Genius and Discord: the story of noise.
Patterns * Logic * Measurement * Codes and Ciphers * Shapes * Mazes and Networks Maths Carnival * Maths Lab