COMIC. Games, jokes, stories.
MATHS. Sums, shapes, funny signs.
Put them together in the same book ... and what do you think will happen?
Comic Maths has been created for children by reporting on children's own mathematical language, ideas and reasoning.
Anne, John and Sue (best friends) travel through a comic adventure meeting Charlie the Monkey, Bad Girl Betty, the Monster, Buzzy Bee the Silly People, the Box of People, Flat face Round bottom, Granddad's sharing hands, Bill and his Everything shop and others.
Comic Maths is organised as a series of 25 short comics which spiral upwards in difficulty. There is a 'Big Robert Says ...' section containing miscellaneous exercises at the end of each turn of the spiral; and there are extension activities corresponding to each comic in 'Extra Sums for Greedy People'. 'Crazy Baby' pages aim to get us to gaze out of the window and think crazy thoughts! Story-line pages aim to keep things a bit real and to lead the reader through the book. 'Answers in The Back' gives answers to the questions set in each comic, the extension activities, and to the 'Crazy Baby' thoughts; but not to what 'Big Robert Says ...' you have to do that!
Key Stage 1 in the U.K.
Grade 1 in the U.S.