I have a whole page devoted to those hated maths books from school.
Finally found the old maths books we used at school
Maths books for parents to keep the maths skills going over the school holidays.
A few of ‘those’ horrid maths problems from your old school nightmares. From lomond Metric Arithmetics 2 1972
In 1987 Causeway published their ( first ?) GCSE Maths Book. I do wonder if children respond better to more pictorial ways of tutoring even at the age of 15/16. http://schoolreading70sbooks.weebly.com/maths-text-books.html
This Modern Mathematics title was published by Blackie and was not the most visually appealing title.