Math Dictionary: The Easy, Simple, Fun Guide to Help Math Phobics Become Math Lovers by Eula Monroe, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Math Dictionary: The Easy, Simple, Fun Guide to Help Math Phobics Become Math Lovers

Math Dictionary: The Easy, Simple, Fun Guide to Help Math Phobics Become Math Lovers

by Eula Monroe
     
 

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Here's real help for math students. From abacus to zero property of multiplication, this handy reference guide for students contains more than five hundred common mathematical terms. Written in simple language and illustrated with hundreds of helpful photographs and drawings, Math Dictionary takes the mystery out of math.

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Here's real help for math students. From abacus to zero property of multiplication, this handy reference guide for students contains more than five hundred common mathematical terms. Written in simple language and illustrated with hundreds of helpful photographs and drawings, Math Dictionary takes the mystery out of math.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michael Chabin
This book is a study of what is wrong with elementary math instruction in the United States. The layout is condescending with enormous type, lots of irrelevant stock photos (a gallon jug next to four quart bottles), and silly callouts under the red heading of "Did You Know." It defines words like "about," "height," and "pattern," that are obvious to every ten year old. It includes technical-sounding but meaningless terms like "addition sentence" (a sequence of numbers to be added) that are unknown outside elementary education. Worse, some of the definitions are wrong. Mathematical arrays are not "an orderly arrangement of objects, such as cans on a shelf." This book will mislead fifth and sixth graders and be useless to anyone older. There are dozens of alternatives including Webster's Dictionary of Mathematics, Facts on File, and the free online Mathworld. Kids may need help with what they find there, but they often need help when they use ordinary reference books and what they learn will be useful.
VOYA - Snow Wildsmith
Although Monroe's work is nicely laid out and very informative, the subtitle is highly misleading. Go with the title-it is nothing more and nothing less than a math dictionary. It is not a guide or an instruction manual. Using it will not help math phobics get over their fears unless they are willing to use it in conjunction with a textbook or a tutor. That being said, however, it is an attractive and helpful supplement to a math student's studies. The font is large enough to keep the pages from feeling crowded, and there is plenty of white space to help focus the eyes. Words being defined are set to the left of the page in bold print with their definitions tabbed roughly ten spaces over, neatly lined up on the page. The entry words are highlighted in red within the definition. The definitions are not always clear at first reading, but see-also references help fill in the needed information. There are examples for most of the words and pictures, charts, and graphs where needed. Sections titled Did You Know? and Tools of the Trade offer more information for curious minds. The mathematics terms defined are of most use to students in fifth through ninth grades, so the book is recommended for math departments and libraries serving students in that range.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590784136
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,244,599
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


Eula Ewing Monroe is a former classroom teacher. She lives in Provo, Utah, where she teaches mathematics education at Brigham Young University.

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