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Let's Play Math Sampler: 10 Family-Favorite Games for Learning Math Through Play (Playful Math Singles) by [Denise Gaskins]

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Math games strengthen a child's natural, intuitive understanding of numbers. And games build problem-solving skills.

Someday, addition may help our kids set up and keep a budget. Who cares? But when addition answers the important question of "Who has more?" -- ah, that matters.

Eventually, multiplication may allow no-longer-young people to calculate their home mortgage interest or fill out an income tax form. Big whoop. But if multiplication answers the question "Did I win?" -- now that's relevant.

Of course, understanding negative numbers will help students pass their algebra class and prepare for high school math. Boring. But what if negative numbers let them trounce their parents in a math game? That has intrinsic value.

Powered by the joy of play, math games push children to struggle with difficult concepts and figure them out. The ideas become their own.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Denise Gaskins is a veteran homeschooling mother of five who has taughtor tutored at every level from preschool to undergraduate physics. Sheloves math, and she delights in sharing that love with young people."Math is not just rules and rote memory," Denise says. "Math is like ice cream, with more flavors than you can imagine. And if all you ever dois textbook math, that's like eating broccoli-flavored ice cream!" Asauthor of the popular Let's Play Math blog, Denise helps parents andteachers open their students' eyes to the variety and richness ofmathematics. Her articles and books explore the adventure of learningmath as a playful mental game. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07N7ZJZM8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tabletop Academy Press (March 5, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 5, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5690 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 70 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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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" to 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."

Find Denise online at or subscribe to her newsletter (and get the 8-week email series “Playful Math for Families”) at

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