“Have you ever been set an algebraic equation and just sat there scratching your head?”The book is £3.70 including delivery in the UK and can be purchased through the website.
If so, you’re not alone. Many – probably most – of the students who come to Colin for help are struggling with algebra. It’s not an easy topic for most people.
So, he enlisted his talented brother, Stuart – winner of a Golden Lion at the Cannes Advertising Festival and all round design genius – to help put together a beginner’s guide to the subject.
The idea was to turn ‘traditional’ maths textbooks on their heads. Out with the dull, heavy-as-a-brick, purely functional books that have barely changed style since your parents were at school; in with something small, beautiful and focussed on helping you understand the single, most important rule of algebra: whatever you do to one side, you have to do to the other.
And that’s what we’ve come up with – a gorgeous, engaging little maths book that can serve as a teaching tool or as a reminder of the ideas behind algebra.M
DECLARATION OF INTEREST: The two behind the book, one an ex-NASA project maths geek and the other a graphic designer are my step-brothers. Oh yes, and personally I always found that trial and error guess work for algebra was the best approach! Keep trying different numbers until you get it right.