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Transform your child’s experience of math!

Even if you struggled with mathematics in school, you can help your children enjoy learning and prepare them for academic success.

Author Denise Gaskins makes it easy with this mixture of math games, low-prep project ideas, and inspiring coffee-chat advice from a veteran homeschooling mother of five. Filled with stories and illustrations, Let's Play Math offers a practical, activity-filled exploration of what it means to learn math as a family.

Drawing on more than thirty years' teaching experience, Gaskins provides helpful tips for parents with kids from preschool to high school, whether your children learn at home or attend a traditional classroom.

Sections include:

•    How to Understand Math: Introduce your children to the thrill of conquering a challenge. Build deep understanding by thinking, playing, and asking questions like a mathematician.

•    Playful Problem Solving: Awaken your children’s minds to the beauty and wonder of mathematics. Discover the social side of math, and learn games for players of all ages.

•    Math with Living Books: See how mathematical ideas ebb and flow through the centuries with this brief tour through history. Can your kids solve puzzles from China, India, or Ancient Egypt?

•    Let’s Get Practical: Fit math into your family’s daily life, help your children develop mental calculation skills, and find out what to try when your child struggles.

•    Resources and References: With so many library books and Internet sites, you’ll never run out of playful mathematical adventures.

All parents and teachers share one goal: we want our children to understand and be able to use math. Your children will gain a strong foundation when you approach math as a family game, playing with ideas.

Don’t let your children suffer from the epidemic of math anxiety. Grab a copy of Let’s Play Math, and start enjoying math today.
Prevent math anxiety — by playing games!

You’ll love these math games because they give your child a sturdy foundation for understanding addition and subtraction. 

Help your child learn mental flexibility by playing with numbers, from basic math facts to the hundreds and thousands. Logic games build strategic thinking skills, and dice games give students hands-on experience with probability. 

Addition & Subtraction features 23 kid-tested games, offering a variety of challenges for elementary-age students. Chapters include: 

•    Tens and Teens: Master the concept of number bonds — the relationship between a whole number and the parts that combine to make it — and build a logical foundation for future math. 

•    Numbers to One Hundred: Develop mental math skills for working with larger numbers. Practice using place value, addition, and subtraction. 

•    Mixed Operations: Give mental muscles a workout with games that require number skills and logical thinking. 

•    Logic and Probability: Logic games sharpen inductive and deductive thinking skills, while games of chance build an intuition for probability. 

Math games protect your child from math phobia. Games pump up your child’s mental muscle, reduce the fear of failure, and generate a positive attitude toward mathematics. 

Parents can use these games to enjoy quality time with your children. Classroom teachers like them as warm-ups and learning center activities or for a relaxing review day at the end of a term. If you are a tutor or homeschooler, make games a regular feature in your lesson plans to build your students’ math skills. 

So what are you waiting for? Clear off a table, grab a deck of cards, and let's play some math!
Prepare your child for math success — by playing games!

You’ll love these math games because they give your child a sturdy foundation for understanding mathematics.

Young children play with counting and number recognition. Older students explore place value, build number sense, and begin learning the basics of addition.

Counting & Number Bonds features 21 kid-tested games, offering a variety of challenges for preschool and early-elementary learners. Chapters include:

•    Early Counting: Practice subitizing — recognizing small numbers of items at a glance — and learn the number symbols.

•    Childhood Classics: Traditional folk games invite the whole family to enjoy playing with math.

•    Number Bonds: Build a mental picture of the relationships between numbers as you begin to explore addition.

•    Bigger Numbers: Develop familiarity with two-digit numbers and promote strategic thinking skills.

Math games prevent math anxiety. Games pump up your child’s mental muscle, reduce the fear of failure, and generate a positive attitude toward mathematics.

Parents can use these games to enjoy quality time with your children. Classroom teachers like them as warm-ups and learning center activities or for a relaxing review day at the end of a term. If you are a tutor or homeschooler, make games a regular feature in your lesson plans to build your students’ math skills.

So what are you waiting for? Clear off a table, grab a deck of cards, and let's play some math!
 Rescue your child from math phobia — by playing games!

You’ll love these math games because they give your child a sturdy foundation for understanding multiplication and fractions.

Help your child master the times tables and build mental math skills. Play with advanced concepts such as division, fractions, decimals, and multi-step calculations.

Multiplication & Fractions features 25 kid-tested games, offering a variety of challenges for upper-elementary and middle school students. Chapters include:

•    Mathematical Models: Learn to picture multiplication and fractions in a way that supports your child’s comprehension.

•    Conquer the Times Tables: Enjoy practicing the math facts until correct answers become automatic.

•    Mixed Operations: Give mental muscles a workout with games that require number skills and logical thinking.

•    Fractions and Decimals: Master equivalent fractions, work with decimal place value, and multiply fractions and decimal numbers.

Math games prevent math anxiety. Games pump up your child’s mental muscle, reduce the fear of failure, and generate a positive attitude toward mathematics.

Parents can use these games to enjoy quality time with your children. Classroom teachers like them as warm-ups and learning center activities or for a relaxing review day at the end of a term. If you are a tutor or homeschooler, make games a regular feature in your lesson plans to build your students’ math skills.

So what are you waiting for? Clear off a table, grab a deck of cards, and let's play some math!
Math Your Kids WANT to Do.

You’ll love these math games because they give your child a strong foundation for mathematical success.

By playing these games, you strengthen your child’s intuitive understanding of numbers and build problem-solving strategies. Mastering a math game can be hard work. But kids do it willingly because it’s fun.

Math You Can Play Combo features two books in one, with 42 kid-tested games that offer a variety of challenges for preschool and school-age learners. Chapters include:

•    Early Counting: Practice subitizing — recognizing small numbers of items at a glance—and learn the number symbols.

•    Childhood Classics: Traditional folk games invite the whole family to enjoy playing with math.

•    Number Bonds: Build a mental picture of the relationships between numbers as you begin to explore addition.

•    Numbers to One Hundred: Develop mental math skills for working with larger numbers. Practice using place value, addition, and subtraction.

•    Mixed Operations: Give mental muscles a workout with games that require number skills and logical thinking.

•    Logic and Probability: Logic games sharpen inductive and deductive thinking skills, while games of chance build an intuition for probability.

Math games prevent math anxiety. Games pump up your child’s mental muscle, reduce the fear of failure, and generate a positive attitude toward mathematics.

Parents can use these games to enjoy quality time with your children. Classroom teachers like them as warm-ups and learning center activities or for a relaxing review day at the end of a term. If you are a tutor or homeschooler, make games a regular feature in your lesson plans to build your students’ math skills.

So what are you waiting for? Clear off a table, grab a deck of cards, and let's play some math!
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