The Numberverse

The Numberverse

"A ‘How To’ guide with a difference. This book allows me as an experienced teacher a fascinating insight into the world of maths and practical ways to help children truly understand the abstract nature of this subject."

Kirstin Fisher, Assistant Head Teacher, Ravenscroft Primary School

The Numberverse addresses the conceptual development of number and shows how to build firm foundations in maths - ideal for use by primary and secondary teachers (of children aged 7-13 years old) or parents who want to inspire their children, but perhaps never enjoyed maths themselves.

"This book reminds us that it is not enough to teach the basic of mathematics, but also to ask why it exists and what a world without it may be like. I believe that by understanding why something exists or was created, we are further drawn into a subject. It is not just a case of knowing your times tables, but understanding the needs that led to their creation. The more we understand why, the more we are drawn into the adventure of learning."

Foreword by Robin Ince, comedian, actor, writer and co-presenter of The Infinite Monkey Cage

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Provocations, Philosophy in Secondary Schools


"Beautifully written, clearly presented, and drawing from a wide and rich range of original sources, this is a superb resource for secondary school teachers keen to encourage independent, bold and creative thinking from their students (and perhaps give their own critical faculties a tickle, while they’re at it...)."

Reviewed by Helen Mulley, Editor, Teach Secondary Magazine

"This book is a superb provocation to philosophy itself...It should be in every schoolroom, and every teacher’s hands, as an instrument that will transform students’ interest and capacity across the whole range not just of their studies but their lives."

From the Foreword by AC Grayling

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Once Upon an If

Once Upon an If

“Peter's book almost hijacked my day. Week. I resisted the multiple temptations of the contents pages...Sort of. It was a challenge: sections full of shiny things calling out, "Read me! Try me out! Have a think about me!”

Mike Fleetham, Education consultant and creator of

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The Philosophy Shop


"The Philosophy Shop is on a mission to bring philosophy into our schools. This book brilliantly shows how accessible philosophy is, and how fun and mind-expanding it can be, for any ages."

Jules Evans, author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations.


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Thoughtings: Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes in Poetry to Think With


"This may look like a book - but in fact, it's a portal; a gateway into the boundless possibilities of the mind's perspectives, and stepping through it in the company of your pupils could enrich both your experience of their learning and theirs immeasurably."

Helen Mulley, Teach Primary Magazine, Issue 6.8

"This collection of poems is very, very irritating. It's irritating like having toast crumbs in your bed. It's irritating like having toast crumbs in your brain..."

Michael Rosenpoet and former Children's Laureate writes in the Foreword.

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The If Odyssey


“What Peter has achieved with The If Odyssey is nothing short of genius! As a secondary school teacher of English, Theories of Knowledge and Philosophy, I find this book an irreplaceable resource. Not only does it present the teacher with crucial pedagogical instruction, but with a systematic programme in how to cultivate the requisite skills of storytelling. Moreover, he synthesises, with clarity and precision, how to relate key philosophical concepts to each of the stories from The Odyssey. Simply brilliant!"

Mark C. Blythe, teacher and postgraduate researcher in Philosophy of Education, Institute of Education, Reading University

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The If Machine: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom


"The best book of its kind currently available, an invaluable resource for teachers wanting to try out some philosophy in their classrooms and a significant contribution to educational theory. Buy it!"

Professor Michael Hand, Birmingham University

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