A wonderfully inventive exploration of that most abstract of subjects – mathematics. Three cheers for the creative team at Templar for making it all so intriguing and hands-on. Flaps and tabs, pop-ups and spinners all help to explain concepts such as probability and transformations as well as geometry, statistics, fractions and percentages. By lifting a flap you can learn about the power of 10 for example, or find out about square numbers or square roots. There are press-out pieces to understand net shapes, and games to further explore the concept with a nifty little pop-up spinner. Activities range from how to measure the height of a tree to making your own tessellation. The final spread explores fascinating ideas behind Fibonacci’s numbers and Pascal’s triangle. There is a wealth of detail here that will repay many return visits, and the paper engineering appears sturdy enough to withstand classroom use. This would be a useful tool for group work as well as for individual enjoyment, and will hopefully inspire and give confidence to anyone who is maths-shy.
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Illustrator: Thomas Flintham