Math You Can Play Combo: Number Games for Young Learners

Tabletop Academy Press
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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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About the author

 A veteran homeschooling mother of five, Denise Gaskins has taught or tutored mathematics at every level from preschool to undergraduate physics. Now she writes the popular blog "Let's Play Math" and sponsors the monthly blog carnival "Math Teachers at Play," where parents and teachers from all backgrounds share math tips, insights, activities, and games.

"I encourage parents to look beyond the textbook--a useful tool, but such a limited one," Denise says. "We want to explore the adventure of learning real mathematics, math as mental play, the essence of creative problem solving. This is what we need to teach our children: Mathematics is not just rules and rote memory. Math is a game, playing with ideas."

You can connect with Denise at www.facebook.com/LetsPlayMath or DeniseGaskins.com.


 

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Publisher
Tabletop Academy Press
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Published on
Aug 19, 2015
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Pages
206
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ISBN
9781892083272
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Home Schooling
Education / Parent Participation
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics
Mathematics / Study & Teaching
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This content is DRM free.
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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.
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