A veteran homeschooling mother of five, Denise Gaskins has taught or tutored mathematics at every level from preschool to undergraduate physics. Now she writes the popular blog "Let's Play Math" and sponsors the monthly blog carnival "Math Teachers at Play," where parents and teachers from all backgrounds share math tips, insights, activities, and games.
"I encourage parents to look beyond the textbook--a useful tool, but such a limited one," Denise says. "We want to explore the adventure of learning real mathematics, math as mental play, the essence of creative problem solving. This is what we need to teach our children: Mathematics is not just rules and rote memory. Math is a game, playing with ideas."
You can connect with Denise at www.facebook.com/LetsPlayMath or DeniseGaskins.com.