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Book reviews: Africa mathematics, black Brit history & more

MUST READ: The books to check out this week

African Mathematics – History, Test Book and Classroom Lessons
Written by Robin Walker and John Matthews

Mathematics has an interesting history in Africa. The earliest known mathematical artefact in human history is the Lebombo bone. Thought to be 37,000 years old, it was discovered by archaeologists in South Africa. Scholars believe that the number system carved into the bone represents a lunar calendar.

Black British History
Written by Robin Walker, Vanika Marshall, Paula Perry and Anthony Vaughan

Aimed at parents and teachers who would like solid information to teach their children modern black British history, and to exercise the historical skills required by the national curriculum.

It is an engaging, well-researched and comprehensive text you can by on Friday and put to work on Monday.

Howard Webb – The Man In The Middle
Written by Howard Webb

On July 2010, referee Howard Webb took charge of the World Cup final at Soccer
City, Johannesburg.

It was the culmination of more than 20 years’ work, ever since officiating his first match, an under-11s game at Orgreave, South Yorkshire.

Written by Afua Hirsch

Where are you from? No, where are you really from? You’re British. Your parents are British. You were raised in Britain.

Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British. So why do people keep asking you the same question.

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