Math Can Be Fun: A Parent's Guide to Engaging Kids in Math

  • Publish Date: 2014-11-19
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Michele Williams Ph.D.

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Math Can Be Fun provides easy-to-implement ideas for getting kids to change their attitudes about math and to become more engaged in learning math. The book is not about how to do math problems; rather, it is about how to have fun while doing problems. The approaches presented in Math Can Be Fun were inspired by students, including boys and girls from 9 to 16 years of age, some of whom have learning challenges. In just a couple of hours of reading you can learn how to improve your children's math performance by: * Helping them change negative mindsets into positive ones * Applying fun and creative approaches to working problems, including word problems * Making their math learning experience pertinent to them * Taking advantage of print and on-line resources to make learning math more dynamic * Incorporating math into your family's daily activities * Using song and dance to teach math rules. In addition, you'll discover: * Why reading will improve your children's math performance * How handwriting could be holding them back in math * How small lifestyle changes will boost their math performance. This book is filled with proven approaches for engaging your children in math, and it backs them up with references and links to articles and other resources that are available on the internet. Written by a career engineer and long-time math tutor, Math Can Be Fun will change the way you and your children see math.

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