Math Power: How To Help Your Child Love Math, Even if You Don't

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You may be shocked to learn that in America today, twenty-four states have no math requirements at all for prospective elementary school teachers. Until states require their teachers to learn more math, parents are their children’s primary hope. Dynamic mathematician Pat Kenschaft believes that although math phobia is rampant, it is also unnecessary. With this guide any child can overcome mediocre math teaching in school and parental math anxiety at home. Kenschaft shares with parents her strategies for ...

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You may be shocked to learn that in America today, twenty-four states have no math requirements at all for prospective elementary school teachers. Until states require their teachers to learn more math, parents are their children’s primary hope. Dynamic mathematician Pat Kenschaft believes that although math phobia is rampant, it is also unnecessary. With this guide any child can overcome mediocre math teaching in school and parental math anxiety at home. Kenschaft shares with parents her strategies for understanding and teaching math concepts, explaining what math is and how it works. Her lively techniques for understanding math—through games, questions, and conversations, as well as specific math activities—can help preschoolers to ten-year-olds develop math ability.

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This book was written by a university math professor and mother of two to guide parents of preschool and elementary school children through the math programs typical of U.S. public schools. The first half offers the usual good suggestions for ways parents can encourage children to think and learn about math at home. The second half is uniquely valuable, containing specific advice for how parents can evaluate the math education at their school and how to approach teachers and administrators to suggest improvements. Parents are urged to read the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards to know what their schools should aim for. The author is against rote learning and standardized tests, believing that they preclude joy in learning. Chapters titled "How Drill and Kill Cripples U.S. Math Education" and "What Every Parent Should Know About Testing and Grading" show how the system rather than the math itself may cause problems for a child. An excellent bibliography suggests resources for math education reform. A parent armed with the advice in this book could do a lot to help improve a child's education.Amy Brunvand, Univ. of Utah Lib., Salt Lake City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201772890
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1997
  • Pages: 320
  • Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.47 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Math Power: Who, What, Why, and How 3
2 The Flower: What Is Mathematical Ability? Where Does It Come From? 14
3 How Math Blooms 27
4 The Wonderful Concept of Three and How It Changes 40
5 Tending the Garden: Questions and Answers 47
6 Fun and Games with Preschoolers 63
7 Nurturing Preschool Promise 69
8 Language, the Slippery Bridge 82
9 Primary-Grade Success 97
10 Math Topics Your School May Not Teach But You Can 111
11 What Your Child Should Know: Modern NCTM Standards 125
12 What Your Child Should Know: Traditional Checklist 135
13 Getting Along with Your Child's Teachers 147
14 The Fifth Grade Crisis 159
15 Covenant Dishonored: Three Theories of Educational Reform 173
16 How Drill and Kill Cripples U.S. Math Education 186
17 Why Drill and Kill Holds U.S. Math Education Hostage 198
18 What Every Parent Should Know About Testing and Grading 205
19 The Underside of U.S. Testing 221
20 Together We Can Do Much More: Creating a Climate 235
21 Structural Change for Your District and State: Mathematical Renaissance 246
22 Will the Real Mathematics Stand Up and Be Recognized? 258
App. A National Policy Documents 266
App. B Organizations 268
App. C Free Catalogs 270
App. D Internet Resources 273
Annotated Bibliographies
Notes 280
Index 303
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