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

Denise Gaskins

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Description

How to Home School Math Without Tears

Written by a veteran homeschooling mom, "Let's Play Math" offers a wealth of practical, hands-on ideas for teaching home school math from preschool to high school. Whether you hope to replace your curriculum or just to supplement it, this book helps you:

• Explore living books and activities that will awaken your children's minds to the beauty and fun of mathematics.
• Introduce your children to the "Aha!" factor, the thrill of conquering a challenge.
• Build thinking skills with toys, games, and library books.
• Find out how to choose math manipulatives or to make your own.
• And learn how to tackle story problems with confidence.

True mathematical thinking involves the same creative reasoning that children use to solve puzzles. Your children will build a stronger foundation of understanding when you teach math as a game, playing with ideas.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Can You Identify the Math Myths?

Chapter 1: The "Aha!" Factor
The Problem with School Math ~ Playing with Numbers ~ Math the Mathematician's Way ~ How Can I Teach Math If I Don't Understand It?

Chapter 2: Cultivating the "Aha!" Factor
Math That Is Social ~ Math That Is Beautiful ~ Math That Is Fun

Chapter 3: Hands-On Math
What Makes a Manipulative? ~ Homespun Math Manipulatives ~ Number Line ~ Hundred Chart ~ More Hands-On Fun

Chapter 4: How to Solve a Problem
Story Problem Challenge ~ The Trouble with Word Problems ~ Ask Yourself These Questions ~ Your Child's Most Important Math Manipulative

Chapter 5: Hooray for Math History
The Key to Understanding ~ A "Living Books" Approach ~ The Trouble with History

Chapter 6: 4,000 Years of Stumpers
Puzzles from Math History ~ Egypt and Babylonia ~ Ancient China ~ Ancient Greece ~ Ancient India ~ Arab Empires ~ European Recovery ~ Modern Mathematical Explosion

Chapter 7: Getting It All Together
Hit the Books ~ Buddy Math to the Rescue ~ The Importance of Mental Math ~ Mastering the Math Facts ~ One Week of Real Mathematics ~ How to Recognize Homeschool Math Success ~ What About Testing?

Chapter 8: Transition to "Higher" Math
The Meat of Higher-Level Math ~ Online Resources for High School Math ~ Are You Ready for a Textbook? ~ Working Yourself Out of a Job ~ Extra Credit Adventures

Conclusion: How to Teach Math

Appendixes
Looking for a Few Good Books ~ Math Resources on the Internet ~ Answers to Sample Problems ~ Notes and References

Let's Play Math: How Homeschooling Families Can Learn Math Together, and Enjoy It
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Education
  • Published: Mar 03, 2013
  • Publisher: Tabletop Academy Press
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 163 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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