Let's Play Math: How Families Can Learn Math Together—and Enjoy It

Tabletop Academy Press
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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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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
Sep 4, 2012
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781892083241
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Home Schooling
Education / Parent Participation
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / School Age
Mathematics / Study & Teaching
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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!
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