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

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


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ISBN-13: 9781892083203
Publisher: Tabletop Academy Press
Publication date: 02/18/2016
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 1,249,950
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Denise Gaskins is a veteran homeschooling mother of five who has taught or tutored at every level from preschool to undergraduate physics. She loves math, and she delights in sharing that love with young people. "Math is not just rules and rote memory," Denise says. "Math is like ice cream, with more flavors than you can imagine. And if all you ever do is textbook math, that's like eating broccoli-flavored ice cream!"

As author of the popular blog Let's Play Math, Denise helps parents and teachers open their students' eyes to the variety and richness of mathematics. Her articles and books explore the adventure of learning math as a mental game, playing with ideas.

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Let's Play Math: How Families Can Learn Math Together and Enjoy It 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Your relationship with math will transform after reading Gaskin's book, "Let's Play Math". Whether you have math anxiety or consider yourself a mathematical person, this book will take you to new heights and help you engage your kids in games that not only teach math but foster a deeper, practical, hands-on understanding better than any textbook could offer. By exploring math in a playful way you kids will be happy to learn and discover an enjoyment of math in the process. You might even have fun too! A must have in any family library.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Math is often one of the most challenging subjects for students, whether in a classroom or homeschool setting. While some may not concur, most people feel that the development of math skills obviously involves a lot of rote memorization especially in the early grades, but learning math should include much more. Enter author Denise Gaskins. In Let’s Play Math, she sets forth the philosophy and theory behind her “Math You Can Play” series, challenging our thinking about how to approach math and giving concrete examples. The eleven chapters are divided into four sections: “How to Understand Math;” “Playful Problem-Solving” (“Math You Can Play,” “Math You Can Touch,” and “Math That Makes You Think”); “Math with Living Books” (the chapter on “4,000 Years of Stumpers” is especially interesting); and “Let’s Get Practical” (with a very practical chapter on “Transition to High School Math”). There are also several appendices, including lists of “living” math books for all ages and math resources on the Internet. One may not agree with every observation or suggestion that Denise, who is a homeschooling mom of five, makes. And not everyone will be as all-out gung-ho about math as Denise is—each of us has different gifts. But parents and teachers who are interested in providing a good mathematics background for their students will find many excellent ideas in this book.