Squirrel Publications Ltd was founded by husband and wife team Paul and Martine Brasseur. Amazed at
the absence of any kind of product that truly filled the gap between private tutor and self study they
determined to do what no other publisher had done; namely commission the authoring of a course that
would cover all school maths (in the Uk from numbers up to and including A-Level) in such a way that
students could learn but also where they needed teaching were actually taught.
With no maths background themselves, over the subsequent 15 years they became the bane of the
teachers authoring the material. Nothing was to be left out because it was “obvious”….”obvious” to a
maths teacher may have involved quite a leap for a student! The premise was that anyone can start the
course with the certainty that every concept and tool would be fully explained, placed in context and
demonstrated across a range of scenarios before self exploration took place so that they could use the
knowledge and skills themselves.. All exploration would have fully worked answers so students could
learn from their mistakes and understand their progress.
What students find the most helpful is that this breadth and depth is guided by a teacher with over 300
hours of audio. Think about how long a teacher actually talks in a 40 minute maths lesson: say 20 minutes
of actual dialogue? That’s 900 lessons worth, taking you from “what is a number?’’ to ‘’how do I
integrate inverse trig functions in calculus’’ and everything in between with a teacher who never tires and
goes at the pace just right for you!