Hilary Koll was a Mathematics Co-ordinator and Maths Teacher in Bracknell primary school and has also worked as a part-time lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Reading. Hilary has more recently turned her attention towards publishing and is now a full-time writer and consultant in mathematics education. She has written over 150 titles for a variety of publishers. Steve Mills was a teacher of both both primary and secondary age children before lecturing at the University of Reading in Mathematics Education. Here he worked with both under-graduate and post-graduate students in their preparation for teaching mathematics in schools. During this time he began to write mathematics books for both teachers and children. Steve is now a full-time writer and consultant in Mathematics education and has written over 150 books for a variety of publishers. Vladimir Aleksic was born in Serbia and Montenegro and has a wealth of illustration experience. His style is often described as 'semi- realistic', as his illustrations have a clear comic book influence.
Exciting and fast-moving, the story really challenges the reader to practise their maths; a great way to motivate. Try the books in the classroom as well as at home - if children find maths boring, they will be surprised at how interesting it comes when they see the practical application; those who really enjoy maths will find the books a stimulating extension activity Parents in Touch 'An ideal resource to use in the classroom or an extra out of school activity...' The English Association