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Rob Eastaway - Author

About the Author

Rob Eastaway is one of the UK’s leading popularisers of maths. His books include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads. He has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles, regularly appears on radio to talk about the maths of everyday life, and has given maths talks to audiences of all ages, at venues ranging from The Royal Institution to Pentonville Prison.

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Other books by Rob Eastaway

Maths on the Back of an Envelope Clever Ways to (Roughly) Calculate Anything

Maths on the Back of an Envelope Clever Ways to (Roughly) Calculate Anything

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

`Another terrific book by Rob Eastaway' SIMON SINGH `A delightfully accessible guide to how to play with numbers' HANNAH FRY How many cats are there in the world? What's the chance of winning the lottery twice? And just how long does it take to count to a million? Learn how to tackle tricky maths problems with nothing but the back of an envelope, a pencil and some good old-fashioned brain power. Join Rob Eastaway as he takes an entertaining look at how to figure without a calculator. Packed with amusing anecdotes, quizzes, and handy calculation tips for every situation, Maths on the Back of an Envelope is an invaluable introduction to the art of estimation, and a welcome reminder that sometimes our own brain is the best tool we have to deal with numbers.

What is a Googly? The Mysteries of Cricket Explained

What is a Googly? The Mysteries of Cricket Explained

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2019

A new edition of Rob Eastaway's classic guide to the rules of cricket. Cricket is one of the world's most popular sports, yet for the uninitiated, its peculiar laws and customs are a mystery. What is a 'silly mid off' and a 'long leg'? How can you be 'lbw'? And how can a match last for five days and still end up as a draw? In this fully updated edition of the classic guide, Rob Eastaway demystifies the jargon and answers the questions you've always wanted to ask. It's also a timely reminder that for the true cricket lover, the game can be absorbing and exciting even when the ball isn't being smashed for six.

100 Maddening Mindbending Puzzles Logic problems, maths conundrums and word games

100 Maddening Mindbending Puzzles Logic problems, maths conundrums and word games

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

A fiendish collection of over 100 super-tricky brainteasers from puzzle-maestros Rob Eastaway and David Wells. Puzzles have intrigued and entertained generations of children - and their parents - for over 2,000 years. Here is an irresistible assortment of 100 challenging puzzles, in a sumptuous new edition of this classic book. These brilliant brainteasers range from the neatly lateral to the downright perplexing. From chopping the chocolate to crossing the moat, mystifying matchsticks and a teasing typewriter, 100 Maddening Mindbending Puzzles provides many hours of mind-stretching enjoyment for even the most agile brains. Guaranteed. If you consider yourself a master of logic, a devil with a crossword and a whizz at cracking codes, this is your chance to prove yourself a real smartypants and pit your wits against this devilish collection of games and puzzles.

How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever

How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2017

Struggling to remember all that information they're stuffing you with at school? Want to impress your friends with amazing memory feats? Can't keep on top of all your online passwords? Then you need this book! Packed with cool tricks and fun exercises, How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever will help you hone your memory to superhero standards. Learn how imagining a walk down your street can help you remember a shopping list, how you can memorize a phone number by picturing the digits as letters, and how music, rhymes, and even smells can help. Find out what you brain has in common with a computer, how spies committed things to memory, and how to flummox your parents with memory tricks. A completely updated, re-illustrated, and redesigned edition of the book. How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their study skills and make their memory the best it can be.

MATHS ON THE GO 101 Fun Ways to Play with Maths

MATHS ON THE GO 101 Fun Ways to Play with Maths

Author: Rob Eastaway, Mike Askew Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2017

Kak priobshchit' rebenka k matematike i dazhe sdelat' tak, chtoby on ee polyubil?Zamechatel'nye britanskie populyarizatory nauki Rob Istuehj i Majk EHsk'yu nashli veselyj i legkij put' k detskomu serdcu, prevrativ strashnoe pugalo - matematiku - v seriyu uvlekatel'nyh igr dlya detej ot 4 do 14 let. Pust' vash rebenok ispodvol' ovladevaet matematicheskoj premudrost'yu, igraya izo dnya v den' v ugadajku, chislovye pryatki, dvadcatochku i zelenuyu volnu. Vy smozhete igrat' za stolom, v ocheredi k vrachu, v magazine, na progulke, ispol'zuya podruchnyj schetnyj material: mashiny na stoyanke, tovary na polkah supermarketa, motociklistov na doroge I konechno, nichto ne meshaet vam pereinachivat' pridumannye avtorami matematicheskie zabavy na svoj lad, prisposablivaya ih ko vkusam i potrebnostyam sobstvennyh detej.

MORE MATHS FOR MUMS AND DADS

MORE MATHS FOR MUMS AND DADS

Author: Rob Eastaway, Mike Askew Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

EHta kniga pomozhet vam reshit' obe problemy - i izmenit' otnoshenie rebenka k matematike, i ponyat' ee samim. My dostupnymi slovami ob"e;yasnim vam te razdely, s kotorymi stolknetsya vash rebenok v srednej shkole. Vo mnogih sluchayah my rasskazhem, kak svyazany matematika i real'nyj mir, a govorya o bolee abstraktnyh temah, postaraemsya ob"e;yasnit', v chem ih smysl. A eshche my predlozhim podhody, kotorye zastavyat vashego podrostka s udovol'stviem zanimat'sya matematikoj - i obshchat'sya s vami / Rob Istuehj, Majk EHsk'yu

Any Ideas

Any Ideas

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Every great creation starts with an idea, but where does that special spark come from? What do you do when your mind goes blank? And how do you recognise the ideas that are worth taking further?This is a book about how to have ideas - on your own, or with other people - and how to nurture them.Packed with tips, mind games and practical techniques, Rob Eastaway provides down-to-earth insights on how to think creatively and solve problems in your professional and personal life.Find out how to: * solve problems more effectively* evaluate and build on ideas* brainstorm successfully* overcome idea killers * turn ideas into actions

Maths on the Go 101 Fun Ways to Play with Maths

Maths on the Go 101 Fun Ways to Play with Maths

Author: Rob Eastaway, Mike Askew Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2016

'Here are some great ideas here to help parents switch their kids on to maths. Just getting children to appreciate that maths is part of everyday life can have a massive positive impact - and this book shows you how!' Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive, National Numeracy Need some help with addition? Play a game of Salute Having trouble with times tables? Try Times Table Donk Floundering with fractions? Get creative cutting up the toast with your kids at breakfast Busy mums or dads are crying out for quick and easy ways to help their children with primary school maths and beyond. Here are 101 simple tips, games and activities to make practising maths as engaging and enjoyable as possible, for you and your child. All can be incorporated into the everyday routine - at home and on the go - with minimal fuss and no expensive kit - helping children have fun with numbers. Indeed, most of the time they won't even realise that maths is involved. Sneaky! Areas covered include, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, ratio and proportion, telling the time, estimation, measurement, geometry and shapes, with an emphasis on problem solving throughout.

How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever! Tips, tricks and fun to turbo-charge your memory

How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever! Tips, tricks and fun to turbo-charge your memory

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Struggling to remember all that information they're stuffing you with at school? Want to impress your friends with amazing memory feats? Can't keep on top of all your online passwords? Then you need this book! Packed with cool tricks and fun exercises, How To Remember Almost Everything, Ever will help you hone your memory to super-hero standards. Learn how imagining a walk down your street can help you remember a shopping list, how you can memorise a phone number by picturing the digits as letters, and how music, rhymes and even smells can help. Find out what your brain has in common with a computer, how spies committed things to memory, and how to flummox your parents with memory tricks. How to Remember Almost Everything, Ever is the perfect book for anyone who wants to improve their study skills and make their memory the best it can be.

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2011

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport takes a novel and intriguing look at sport, by exploring the mathematics behind the action. Discover the best tactics for taking a penalty, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, the surprising link between boxing and figure skating, the unusual location of England's earliest 'football' game (in a parish church), and the formula for always winning a game of tennis. Whatever your sporting interests, you will find plenty to absorb and amuse you in this entertaining and unique book - and maybe you will even find some new strategies for beating the odds.

Maths for Mums and Dads

Maths for Mums and Dads

Author: Rob Eastaway, Mike Askew Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2010

In a new edition, fully revised and updated to reflect key new curriculum topics and methods, Maths for Mums and Dads guides you through the basics of primary school maths and covers the dilemmas and problems you are likely to be confronted with, including: * number bonds, place value and decimals * long multiplication and division * fractions, percentages and decimals * basic geometry, shapes, symmetry and angles * data-handling, combinations and chance Complete with sample questions, mock exam papers and examples of children's errors, Maths for Mums and Dads will challenge and reassure in equal measure.

Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2007

Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Missing the chance to be really imaginative? Allowing life's opportunities to pass you by? All too often our brains work by habit: we find ourselves thinking in old familiar ways, applying logic that may have worked adequately for us in the past, which can leave us feeling creatively drained. This book offers a whole repertoire of original styles of thinking that will refresh your life - at home and at work, in your relationships and your leisure time. It comes with an explanation of the science-bit behind how restrictive our thinking can become due to factors we may not even be aware of. We can arm ourselves to recognize these boundaries, and we can begin to step beyond them. The many exciting ideas in Out of the Box will inspire you to look at things in fresh ways. We all have the potential to step out of the box and use our brains in more original, more rewarding ways. This book shows you how.

How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever!

How to Remember (Almost) Everything, Ever!

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Crammed with do-anywhere tricks, puzzles and much more, this ultimate brain adventure will ensure you never forget anything ever again! Weird, isn't it? You can remember every person in your favourite team or pop group, but you forget what day it is. Why is that? How does memory work and how can you make yours be the best? Crammed with cool tricks, experiments and great mind games, this book can help you train your brain - amazing your friends and impressing your teachers! See the human mind take on the world's most powerful computer, discover how to make and break secret spy codes, and read incredible true-life memory stories about mighty Roman generals, daring prison escapes, and the amazing Russian man who could remember absolutely everything - ever!

Why Do Buses Come in Threes? The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

Why Do Buses Come in Threes? The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

Author: Rob Eastaway, Jeremy Wyndham, Tim Rice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2005

With a foreword by Tim Rice, this book will change the way you see the world. Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And what's the connection between a rugby player taking a conversion and a tourist trying to get the best photograph of Nelson's Column? These and many other fascinating questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book, which is ideal for anyone wanting to remind themselves - or discover for the first time - that maths is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and even life-saving techniques have links with intriguing mathematical problems, as you will find explained here. Whether you have a PhD in astrophysics or haven't touched a maths problem since your school days, this book will give you a fresh understanding of the world around you.

What is a Googly? The Mysteries of Cricket Explained

What is a Googly? The Mysteries of Cricket Explained

Author: Rob Eastaway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2003

Have you ever spent an Ashes summer, followed the IPL on television or even watched the local village cricket team with friends who know - or pretend to know - a lot more about the game than you do? Are you a cricket 'widow' who would perhaps like to converse more fluently (or even at all!) with a cricket-loving mate? Do you get your silly mid offs confused with your short legs? and why do cricketers rub the ball on their trousers? This layman's guide will answer all your questions as it demystifies the jargon, explains where cricket came from, what happens on the field, what the tactics are and the do's and don'ts of being a spectator. If you've ever made a fool of yourself in the pavilion, wondered who's winning (or even just how long the match is going to go on), then Rob Eastaway has written the book for you!

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