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Family Math

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How can parents help their children with math at home? With over 300 pages of lively activities, the classic FAMILY MATH book represents one of the greatest strides taken to involve parents in the mathematics education of their children. Using easy instructions and simple objects such as beans, blocks, pennies, buttons, and string, parents and kids solve problems together. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 1986 by University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science (first published 1986)
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Jun 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: education-math
This math resource is a true find. It is loaded with excellent ideas about teaching math to your children (K-8). Activities and games are fun and interesting and are set forth in a logical manner, grouped by concept. At 300+ pages of math games and activities, it is an invaluable resource. I've already ordered my own copy. Also look at Peggy Kaye's Games for Math, another excellent resource for fun math games. ...more
Jul 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Have you taught your children about Palendromes. Somehow we have been doing math for years and haven't hit these yet among lots of other cool inspiring math things. This is a great book that was referred to me by a math mentor to inspire my children to think more mathematically, not just learn how to do equations. So far, we are having a blast! ...more
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fortunately I taught Family Math. I loved it!! You can teach it to the entire family. We went to all sorts of communities in Los Angeles and had activities that were all hands-on and promoted an enjoyment of math!
Based on a British program that I learned in 1970 in Ed school at UC Berkeley -- called Nuffield Mathematics -- it finally made sense. Also based on the theories of Piaget.
Enjoy it!
Nov 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Great resource book for family fun and learning. This is resource book I will keep on our shelves and use from time to time throughout the next 15+ years! It has a good, easy to use set up. My kids have enjoyed the activities we have done from it so far. I look forward to doing more!
Feb 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
recommended in "Math Power"
I purchased it and have been happy with the suggested games. E keeps saying, "let's play another math game!" I'm sure more math-oriented parents are already intuitively doing these things with their kids, but this gives me the extra prod to wake up my math imagination.
Oct 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
this book is a great idea . . . I just never seem to find the time to actually do it!
Jan 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: homeschooling
Loaded with lots of great math activities and ways to understand math concepts more easily.
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great resource book for math fun, educational activities. Will be using it regularly with my 5 th grader
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math
Great teaching resource
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