Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math, Even if You Don't
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

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

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
You may be shocked to learn that in America, 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.

Pat Kenschaft, a mathematician and mother of two, believes that although math phobia is rampant, it is unnecessary. With this guide, any...more
Paperback, Revised Edition, 336 pages
Published October 3rd 2005 by Plume (first published November 24th 1997)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 45)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Jenny
This isn't a book you can pick up and read in one sitting, and while written for parents, I would guess that many parents wouldn't read it all. But she raises a lot of good points, particularly about testing and the negative consequences of testing (and this was written BEFORE No Child Left Behind!). I appreciated that while she had plenty of criticism for public education, she tried to treat teachers fairly and point out the many difficulties of being a public school teacher. In addition, I rea...more
Elena
This book gave me a different perspective on how best to encourage my kids to enjoy math. Previously, I thought that having my kids to various math problems over & over until they were "comfortable" with it was the best method. The author instead touts giving kids much fewer, but more difficult problems - - and not with the intention that the kids should even get it right, but rather that they are intellectually curious enough to want to try to figure out a solution. Also, she encourages par...more
Karen
Every once in a while I purchase a book (sight unseen) and say....OH NO! This book will not create any love of math. The Font is too small, the printing is too light, and the text flip flops around. The only math that will be useful is how far you can throw this book. I, a lover of math, am very disappointed by the presentation. Skip this if you are already math shy.
Marie
Feb 22, 2009 Marie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Marie by: "Guerrilla Learning"
Helpful enough that I'm buying a copy.
Tara-kay
Tara-kay marked it as to-read
May 17, 2014
Hollie Ingram
Hollie Ingram marked it as to-read
May 12, 2014
Susie
Susie marked it as to-read
May 10, 2014
Michele
Michele marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2014
Shashi Aggarwal
Shashi Aggarwal marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2014
Jasjit
Jasjit marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2013
Anastasia Kozhemyakina
Anastasia Kozhemyakina marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2013
Hannah Schweiter
Hannah Schweiter marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2013
Kelly Edwards
Kelly Edwards marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2013
Megan Britton
Megan Britton marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2013
Ahmed Ewais
Ahmed Ewais marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2013
Jenn
Jenn marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2012
Elena Halterman
Elena Halterman marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2012
Heathermcpheewalter
Heathermcpheewalter marked it as to-read
Jun 26, 2012
Andrea
Andrea marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2012
Kayla
Kayla marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2012
Heidi Hertzog
Heidi Hertzog marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2012
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2012
Christina
Christina marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2011
Gerald
Gerald marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2011
M J
M J added it
Apr 12, 2011
Shifting Phases
Shifting Phases marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Change Is Possible: Stories of Women and Minorities in Mathematics Linear Mathematics: A Practical Approach Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math, Even If You Don't Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math, Even If You Don't Mathematics for Human Survival

Share This Book