Division and Multiplication by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble

# Division and Multiplication

Unravel the mystery of division and multiplication! Learn to do Long Division with Remainders. Find out how to multiply by two-digit numbers. Pick up great tips for solving word problems. Multiply and divide fractions and decimals, and learn how to estimate. Whether you are learning this information for the first time-on your own or with a tutor-or you would like to

## Overview

Unravel the mystery of division and multiplication! Learn to do Long Division with Remainders. Find out how to multiply by two-digit numbers. Pick up great tips for solving word problems. Multiply and divide fractions and decimals, and learn how to estimate. Whether you are learning this information for the first time-on your own or with a tutor-or you would like to review your math skills, this book is a perfect choice.

## Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michael Chabin
When I lived in Paris, I was struck by how many Americans raise their voices when speaking English to French people and, on not being understood, repeat the same phrase louder, as if the only difference between languages is volume. Math remediation is like that. If kids don't get a mathematical task the first time, the tendency is to shout� in color� with lots of starbursts in the art and phrases like "Multiplication Power!" But the ideas being shouted are exactly the same as those that didn't work the first time. That doesn't make sense. If a child doesn't read, the first step is to ask "Is there a better book on a more interesting topic?" Yet with math, we shout. There are two reasons kids have trouble with math. The first is that the symbols we use to represent numbers have nothing to do with the numbers they represent. In what sense is 9 three times bigger than 3? It isn't. The numerals are arbitrary, so patterns like 7 x 3 = 21 make no intrinsic sense and have to be memorized. The second reason kids have trouble is that teachers treat the rest of math as if it is just as arbitrary as the choice of symbols. It isn't. Given two points on a line and a few rules, all of mathematics falls out naturally, with exactly nothing to memorize. That isn't hyperbole. That is how math happened! This rather expensive book reiterates the contents of most fifth grade texts—louder, in color, and with lots of starbursts. It has the advantage of being short, but it fails to offer children a real alternative to traditional explanations. Reviewer: Michael Chabin

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766028760
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Math Busters Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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