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Trouble at Trio Farm

Stories from Tilly's Number Town

Authored by J Hester Hague
Illustrated by Ferdinand Tang

Trouble at Trio Farm. A Story about Farmer Freda Three.

"Howdy all, Farmer Freda Three here!
Can you help Policeman Ernie Eight and me solve the mystery at Trio Farm?."

Come and count how many things went missing in Freda's farm shop and look out for the hidden number 3 on each page.

This series of stories is aimed at pre-school children exploring numeracy and time in everyday situations. Following National Curriculum Key stage 1. Math, Geography, Science, Language, Team work and Cooperation.

Number Town is a unique, numeracy-based approach to mathematics for 3-6 year old children . Its information-rich Number Image concept transform plain black numbers into child-friendly pictogram characters, who live in an imaginary place called Number Town.

By translating number facts into engaging stories, children are motivated to listen, to think, to remember and to learn. These stories explain counting, addition, subtraction, sequence, time, shapes, movement and simple multiplication quickly developing the building blocks of early years mathematics.

Using number characters like Sally Seven the Sports Star or Policeman Ernie Eight and actions to teach numeracy is supported by scientific research. The Number Town approach is also in-line with research on memory techniques and the way we learn. (mnemonics) Each Number Town character has a recognisable personality living in a realistic environment where math is used in every day life. By integrating math into real life situations provides children with a motivating framework for learning speaking and listening.

These simple stories about the Number Town characters and their lives, engage attention, develop listening & speaking skills and expand children's awareness of numeracy skills. Subjects such as geography and science and their close relationship with mathematics are explored.

(c) Jane Hague 2010,


Publication Date:
0980673763 / 9780980673760
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play

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