Robert has an MSc in maths and has worked closely with his father Dr SW Taylor who produced a new system of approaching arithmetic which brings in a philosophical dimension not normally encountered in that "dry" subject. The result is a system of arithmetic which conveys a high ability to calculate, something missing in today's curriculum, and a deep understanding not only of mathematics but also of philosophy.
For children and adults alike, the foundations of counting are explored in detail. The history of number as it emerges from the human mind. Bases are explored along with ways to do multi-base arithmetic, aimed at introducing fundamental concepts to assist with rapid mental calculation, developed further in other books.
After reading this book you may find your ability to mentally subtract has increased enormously. You will calculate faster. Also you will discover a way to do long division without needing to know any of the "terrible times tables" at all, a way so simple you can successfully teach it to a five year old. The book is written in an easy to read manner for parents, children and teachers.