maths workbooks, 6 year old - suggestions?

(9 Posts)
darlingbudsofjuly Sun 04-Oct-15 22:36:10

DD is v v keen on maths, and wants to do maths puzzles/problems all the time (far prefers it to reading).
I don't specially want her to learn 'more', but I'd like her to be learning to play with numbers, and to see what they can do - she's happily been working through a MouseMathics workbook. But there don't seem to be any more in that series - any suggestions?

catkind Mon 05-Oct-15 01:01:27

Not workbooks, but ... similar age DS has recently got hands on murderous maths books - some of it's over his head, but also getting him trying some things and appreciating that maths is more than just big sums. More down to earth he loved the usborne see inside maths book. And for something completely different, dragonbox apps are fun for puzzling with some sneaky and then less sneaky maths content.
(And I'm off to look up MouseMathics to see if that would appeal to DS smile )

darlingbudsofjuly Mon 05-Oct-15 20:33:59

oh, dragon box has been recommended before - will have another look. It's for before bedtime though, so I'd rather stick with paper (iPad just causes family ructions!)

Will look up murderous maths and usborne - thank you.

Anyone else got mathematical children wanting to play with numbers??

futureme Mon 05-Oct-15 20:36:12

I had a good junior puzzle book for mine that had logic problems and the sort in... but I can't remember what it was called or find it again sad I'd love to!

RueDeWakening Mon 05-Oct-15 20:50:00

DD (age 8) has a book called "this is not a maths book", it's great - it's about using mathematical concepts to make cool pictures. Like drawing straight lines between points marked on the page to make curves and so on. She loves it.

Lurkedforever1 Mon 05-Oct-15 21:33:58

Dd also really liked sudoku and kakuro. The actual maths part is simple, but the logic side satisfied the same desire for problem solving.

darlingbudsofjuly Tue 06-Oct-15 10:31:13

kakuro? that's a new one to me - will go and investigate.

worrymerchant Thu 08-Oct-15 00:03:16

Have you tried Schofield and Sims Number Puzzles? Lots of Magic Squares and Sudoku \ Kakuro etc . Available from Amazon.

BlueChampagne Thu 08-Oct-15 12:43:48


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