If you're brilliant at everything else, but lack confidence when it comes to maths, join Liz Strachan, a maths teacher with many, many years of experience, on this magical tour through the seeming mysteries of numbers, algebra and geometry. In the same inimitable, entertaining way she did in her previous bestselling books, A Slice of Pi and Numbers Are Forever, Liz will take readers from number-phobics to mathematical know-it-alls in no time at all. Peppered with absolutely terrible maths jokes and quirkily illustrated by Steven Appleby, this light-hearted but informative book will appeal to anyone with an enquiring mind.
Liz Strachan taught in her local school in Montrose, north-east Scotland, for most of her long career as a teacher of mathematics. She enjoys writing and has had two hundred articles, letters and short stories published. Liz has also won several prizes at the Scottish Association of Writers' Annual Conference. She is a keen golfer but admits to having no talent in her favourite sport whatsoever. Liz is married with two sons, four grandchildren and one gorgeous great grandson.