"The Oxford First Book" series, with lifesales of 50,000 copies since publication in 1999, is a strong seller. Now, with new vibrant covers, the series gets a modern look that is perfect for the trade and libraries. "The Oxford First Book of Maths" provides in-depth coverage of the areas of Maths, such as counting, multiplication, and space and shape required by the National Curriculum at KS1. It introduces children of 5 upwards to the vocabulary they need to describe their early maths work and promotes confidence in discussing the role that maths plays in their everyday lives. Rose Griffiths has a brilliant ability to make mathematical concepts fun. She was a maths and special needs teacher for 15 years, and then lectured in primary education at Leicester University with special responsibility for developing primary mathematics teaching.