- Series: Equals Series
- Paperback: 319 pages
- Publisher: Lawrence Hall of Science; 1st edition (1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0912511060
- ISBN-13: 978-0912511061
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Family Math (Equals Series) Paperback – 1986
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FAMILY MATH is what it claims, a guide for parents and children to work together not on passive tasks of rote learning but in active game play, solving problems, experimenting and even discovering. The tools are many but familiar: cups and playing cards and beans, paper and pencil and scissors, for some a watch with a second hand, and a $5 calculator. What to do is neatly shown in the 100 or more math activities that are laid out in this cheerfully illustrated, informal book. High aims include the growth of confidence no less than skill and a glimpse at how careers open in this world with math. This is a curriculum for informal math education, so badly needed. -- Excerpts from Scientific American, December, 1989.
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Jean Kerr Stenmark and Virginia Thompson are innovative educators and curriculum developers. Virginia Thompson founded the FAMILY MATH program at The Lawrence Hall of Science.
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A great buy! There are a few other books in the series, one for younger kids and one for older kids. I would definitely recommend this!
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Just FYI, I also love the Sir Cumference books by Cindy Neuschwander (available on amazon) for read aloud, fun, real world applications of math. The Life of Fred series is excellent too (also available on amazon).
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The book is sectioned out into different math topics. Then, within each topic, there are multiple activities/games you can do with your child. These games are labeled according to 3 different levels so you can determine if your child is ready for that particular game. The activities are simple, use items easily found in your home, and most importantly fun!
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to have fun pastimes with their kids--playing with math is really enjoyable!