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This is Not a Math Book
on May 14, 2014
This isn't a math book, it is a book with math in it. Three copies have been given to the tutoring center where I'm working this year. We give free tutoring and all we have to help us are the books that people give us and the textbooks that the kids bring in (I bought one of the dummy books myself, and it wasn't much help). I feel bad giving this book 2 stars, but the other reviews are mostly from people who got the book for someone else. I tutor the someone elses, so I think it's right to speak out. Here's the thing, the girls sit and read this book but first off, they mostly read the stories about the girls instead of the pages about math. When they do look at the math pages (which I read and I think are okay, but the topics aren't tied together) I always have to show them how to do their homework problems which means they aren't learning. I tutor geometry because the other tutors won't and to tell the truth it's the math I had the most trouble with when I took it. Geometry is something that takes time and work to learn how to do. I don't think there is any easy way. The girls like this book but it is not a math book.