Arithmetic for Parents: A Book for Grownups about Children's Mathematics

Arithmetic for Parents A Book for Grownups about Children s Mathematics English translation from Hebrew of a very popular in Israel guide for parents eager to help their kids to understand math It reflects the author s unique experience as both a research mathematician an

  • Title: Arithmetic for Parents: A Book for Grownups about Children's Mathematics
  • Author: Ron Aharoni
  • ISBN: 9780977985258
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • English translation from Hebrew of a very popular in Israel guide for parents eager to help their kids to understand math It reflects the author s unique experience as both a research mathematician and elementary school teacher Part 1 discusses the nature of mathematics, the sources of its power, of its beauty, and of the difficulty in studying it Part 2 introduces theEnglish translation from Hebrew of a very popular in Israel guide for parents eager to help their kids to understand math It reflects the author s unique experience as both a research mathematician and elementary school teacher Part 1 discusses the nature of mathematics, the sources of its power, of its beauty, and of the difficulty in studying it Part 2 introduces the reader into principles of good teaching Part 3 is an easy going, informal guide, filled with personal stories, historical anecdotes and teaching suggestions, addressing all twists and turns of basic arithmetic taught in grades 1 through 6 To a mathematics educator, the book sends two important messages One is that basic mathematics, although unsophisticated, is rather deep, consisting of many neatly aligned layers, none of which can be skipped without the danger of causing math anxiety The other is that good pedagogy depends not so much on various tricks and cognitive theories, but on thorough understanding of basic mathematics and its neatly layered structure And the book teaches the reader a parent, or a teacher to really understand the subject and this structure.

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    1. I found this book surprisingly fascinating. It helped me to see the beauty of math in a new light. A great review of elementary math in preparation for homeschooling my kids, and I learned so many reasons behind concepts and fun tips that I never knew before. Great reference for the bookshelf!

    2. This is book introduces the subject of arithmetic and how it should be taught in such a delightful manner that I thought I would began again my mathematical education. As I read I began to see the real beauty of numbers and the sheer pleasure one can obtain in the understanding of the principles. Every parent should read this.

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