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Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption

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“Let’s play math!”

In the theme of recess, where a treasure chest of balls, ropes, and toys would be kept for children to play with, this book holds a deep and imaginative collection of fun mathematical ideas, puzzles, and problems. Written for anyone interested in or actively engaged in schools—parents, teachers, administrators, school board members—Math Recess by Sunil

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Published March 25th 2019 by Impress
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Smolio
Sep 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Yet another self-congratulatory book by writers who insist they are out to change the complex world of mathematics education. This book has many of the old tropes that you can find in almost every book about mathematics teaching for the past 50 years, which means you can skip over the first quarter of the book. There are some interesting activities, but they are never really covered with any kind of depth. For example, the "Tax Collector" Game has been around for ages (it's been called 'The Fact ...more
Nick Johnson
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Traditional math education has harmed far too many students. In his groundbreaking Mathematician’s Lament Paul Lockhart said “I don’t see how it’s doing society any good to have its members walking around with vague memories of algebraic formulas and geometric diagrams, and clear memories of hating them.” Sunil says that the word here that is so undervalued in evaluating the currency of mathematic is memories. He is so right! Math can be a rich, joyful, playful, surprising, frustrating, humbling ...more
Danielle
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and found it useful as research for my teaching. I understand that a lot of these books have several of the same ideas over and over, but this one had a couple of new and interesting ones. However, I have to say that the graphics and editing are just plain awful, I cannot understand why they decided to do things the way they did.
Valorie Zonnefeld
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful read with great ideas. I like that it pushes the traditional assumptions of math education.
Michelle
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: math
The editing and the graphics were not the best, but this teaching resource has a great message and great resources! Inspiring!
Jeremiah Moore
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good for games

You will learn a lot about some deeper concepts in math. I appreciate the playfulness with math ideas and some cool ideas for math games.
Beth
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very readable ....enjoyed this!
Pam
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! I want to buy a copy for every math educator I know!!!
Chronolynx
May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
It has some interesting ideas, and while I appreciate the central thesis of trying to make math fun, I don't think the book ever really coheres into a compelling vision for the classroom.
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