How Math Works

Author: G. Arnell Williams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442218762
Format: PDF, Docs
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We hear all the time how American children are falling behind their global peers in various basic subjects, but particularly in math. Is it our fear of math that constrains us? Or our inability to understand math’s place in relation to our everyday lives? How can we help our children better understand the basics of arithmetic if we’re not really sure we understand them ourselves? Here, G. Arnell Williams helps parents and teachers explore the world of math that their elementary school children are learning. Taking readers on a tour of the history of arithmetic, and its growth into the subject we know it to be today, Williams explores the beauty and relevance of mathematics by focusing on the great conceptual depth and genius already inherent in the elementary mathematics familiar to us all, and by connecting it to other well-known areas such as language and the conceptual aspects of everyday life. The result is a book that will help you to better explain mathematics to your children. For those already well versed in these areas, the book offers a tour of the great conceptual and historical facts and assumptions that most simply take for granted. If you are someone who has always struggled with mathematics either because you couldn’t do it or because you never really understood why the rules are the way they are, if you were irritated with the way it was taught to you with the emphasis being only on learning the rules and “recipes” by rote as opposed to obtaining a good conceptual understanding, then How Math Works is for you!

Math Coach

Author: Wayne A. Wickelgren
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425179833
Format: PDF
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From counting to algebra, it all adds up when parents use this easy math guide to help their kids make the grade.

Parent Teacher Guide for Ray s New Arithmetics

Author: Ruth Beechick
Publisher: Mott Media (MI)
ISBN: 9780880620710
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Guides your scheduling and planning through the Ray's Arithmetic books. Shows where you can adapt to the needs of slower or advanced students, making selective use of basic portions that are important for all students and higher-level portions that challenge the best students. Provides a test for each unit. Describes games and activities which add variety to your teaching.

All the Math You ll Ever Need

Author: Steve Slavin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471674028
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around. In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer: Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations. Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions. Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems. Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.

Arithmetic for Parents

Author: Ron Aharoni
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814602891
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is the result of a unique experience: a research mathematician teaching in an elementary school. It summarizes this experience and quickly became a bestseller in Israel. It tells about a fascinating discovery made by the author that elementary mathematics has a lot of depth and beauty, and that the secret to its teaching is to understand its deep points. The first part of the book discusses the nature of mathematic and its beauty. The second part tells about the teaching principles the author distilled from his experience. The third part is an excursion through the arithmetic studied in elementary school, accompanied by personal stories, historical anecdotes and teaching suggestions. The appendix relates the fascinating story of modern day politics of mathematical education. This is a unique guide for parents and teachers, describing vividly and informally the principles of teaching mathematics in elementary school. It is written from the perspective of a mathematician, and goes into the delicate mathematical points that are the secrets to teaching well.

Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies with Videos Online

Author: Christopher Danielson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119013933
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides help for frustrated parents used to doing math “the old way” by explaining what and how their children are learning in the Common Core math curriculum, including sample problems and tips for more effectively communicating with teachers. Original.

Helping Children Learn Mathematics

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131987
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Results from national and international assessments indicate that school children in the United States are not learning mathematics well enough. Many students cannot correctly apply computational algorithms to solve problems. Their understanding and use of decimals and fractions are especially weak. Indeed, helping all children succeed in mathematics is an imperative national goal. However, for our youth to succeed, we need to change how we’re teaching this discipline. Helping Children Learn Mathematics provides comprehensive and reliable information that will guide efforts to improve school mathematics from pre--kindergarten through eighth grade. The authors explain the five strands of mathematical proficiency and discuss the major changes that need to be made in mathematics instruction, instructional materials, assessments, teacher education, and the broader educational system and answers some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to mathematics instruction. The book concludes by providing recommended actions for parents and caregivers, teachers, administrators, and policy makers, stressing the importance that everyone work together to ensure a mathematically literate society.

Learning to Love Math

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
ISBN: 9781416610366
Format: PDF, Docs
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Is there a way to get students to love math? Dr. Judy Willis responds with an emphatic yes in this informative guide to getting better results in math class. Tapping into abundant research on how the brain works, Willis presents a practical approach for how we can improve academic results by demonstrating certain behaviors and teaching students in a way that minimizes negativity. With a straightforward and accessible style, Willis shares the knowledge and experience she has gained through her dual careers as a math teacher and a neurologist. In addition to learning basic brain anatomy and function, readers will learn how to * Improve deep-seated negative attitudes toward math. * Plan lessons with the goal of "achievable challenge" in mind. * Reduce mistake anxiety with techniques such as errorless math and estimation. * Teach to different individual learning strengths and skill levels. * Spark motivation. * Relate math to students' personal interests and goals. * Support students in setting short-term and long-term goals. * Convince students that they can change their intelligence. With dozens of strategies teachers can use right now, Learning to Love Math puts the power of research directly into the hands of educators. A Brain Owner's Manual, which dives deeper into the structure and function of the brain, is also included--providing a clear explanation of how memories are formed and how skills are learned. With informed teachers guiding them, students will discover that they can build a better brain . . . and learn to love math!

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0609801090
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level