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lolapoppins Thu 27-Aug-09 21:40:33

I have been trawling the internet for decent exercise books, project books, square ruled maths books etc, but can't seem to find any.

Any reccomendations on where to get good ones?

milknosugarplease Fri 28-Aug-09 00:31:23

tesco does loadsa stuff like this...and wh smith...maybe try or whsmith website

milk x

lolapoppins Fri 28-Aug-09 07:43:49

thankyou, will try WH smith website. Been into a store, but live near a tiny market town so the don't have much in the way of anything!

BertieBotts Fri 28-Aug-09 08:04:52

Our WHSmith is really small and they have the maths books with squares. They are underneath the lined paper.

thirtypence Fri 28-Aug-09 08:23:27

My local post office/lotto shop/stationers gets me in any weird and wonderful exercise books I need and also registers. You could be like Murray in Flight of the Conchords

"dd1 - present, ds1 - present"

juuule Fri 28-Aug-09 10:41:29

I got mine from Philip and Tacey

lolapoppins Fri 28-Aug-09 13:16:30


grin re the regsister. Only have one DS, so unless I add the dogs and the guinea pigs, it wouldn't take long!

The Philip and tacey website had what I needed (and a fair few things I didn't really need and but bought anyway blush)

chatterbocs Fri 28-Aug-09 20:07:27

This site is great for all kinds of stuff but exercise bks are here.

FlamingoBingo Fri 28-Aug-09 20:08:55

Half of most exercise books get wasted in our house. I print off paper from here whenever we need it.

Pandoraneedsbugs Fri 28-Aug-09 21:35:53

school surplus do ex books and loads of other great stuff and really good prices

I especially like the maths resources

robberbutton Fri 28-Aug-09 21:42:22

Wow, great links!

lolapoppins Fri 28-Aug-09 22:40:21

Am in stationary and maths resource heaven, but DHs paypal account is now empty! Have found some fantastic things on Stimulus learning to help DS with fractions etc, thanks everyone for the links. Will have a look at school suplus as well.

Pandoraneedsbugs Fri 28-Aug-09 22:43:44

School surplus have got fraction stuff (plastic bits - really good) very very cheap check them out before you click buy with the other site!

Ill have a look to compare

Pandoraneedsbugs Fri 28-Aug-09 22:57:07

Lola - I have compared - Stimuluslearning definately have some great things but for things to buy try School surplus they are so fab - set of fraction circles/squares are about £2
They are rather hopeless at noticing if you email them though - and occaisionally get your order slightly wrong, but such amazing value
If you want to know more about any of their stuff, do ask me, I have place two orders with them so I may be able to give extra detail (some of their descriptions are scanty or wrong!)

lolapoppins Fri 28-Aug-09 23:11:13

Hi, thanks for that.

DS struggles with Maths, so I was interested in some of the practical maths resources that School surplus do, such as the scales. I noticed they had a practical maths lesson pack as well, although it does not say what age group it is suitable for.

I can't thank everyone who has pointed me in the direction of these sites enough, some of the things I have found will certainly make things a little easier for me (although DS will be dissapointed that we can now used wooden circles to work out fractions rather than pizzas grin)

chatterbocs Fri 28-Aug-09 23:12:24

You must've just been unlucky Pandora. I've ordered loadsa stuff off stimulus always found them to be helpful, I had one problem but the lady was very helpful & quick to rectify. The thing I like about them is that you can buy stuff singularly rather than in bulk & their delivery cost is minimal no matter how many things you order.

They have free pizza fractions

Pandoraneedsbugs Fri 28-Aug-09 23:16:47

Various problems were with school surplus (not stimuluslearning) only minor issues though and they are so much cheaper than anywhere else (not everything mind, be selective!)

Unifix for example - pack of 200 on stimuluslearning £14.76
Pack of 1000 from school surplus is about £13

Im assuming that if I end up with too much of anything I will find local HErs I could sell/exchange with -very happy so far though

lolapoppins Fri 28-Aug-09 23:18:15

ah, but we were using real pizza grin

Pandoraneedsbugs Fri 28-Aug-09 23:22:06

lola - Highly reccomend this

ds likes this!

fractions are cool

Pandoraneedsbugs Fri 28-Aug-09 23:25:29

base 10 set, 1 to 1000

ds and dd have already had loads of fun with these!
so many differnt things to do - patterns, buildings, balancing, towers, challenges I dream up for them!

lolapoppins Fri 28-Aug-09 23:29:08

I think I am going to end up better equiped than the local primary!

Pandoraneedsbugs Fri 28-Aug-09 23:33:10

he he that is how I felt when ds said "my class at school only had unifix cubes but now we have got 1000 multilink" - 7th heaven

(I said we had unifix earlier, we havent weve got multilink)
Spatial awareness cards for multilink also highly reccomended by me - but they arent cheap!

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