Math: Facing an American Phobia

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Math Solutions, 1998 - Education - 164 pages
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Research shows more than two-thirds of American adults fear and loathe mathematics. But is doesn't have to be that way. This book looks at why math has such a bad reputation. It laughs at itself while it sneaks its message through about what math can and should mean to us all and how we can keep our children from adopting the negative attitudes many of us have.
 

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An award-winning educator and author of many math storybooks for children grades two to eight, Burns explains her teaching approach by example, presenting her ideas as classroom scenarios and ... Read full review

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A book about math with mostly words. Not much math. I am looking for practical help and did not find it useful. Read full review

Contents

Talking Turkey About Arithmetic
1
The Pizza Problem
15
Who Needs Tip Tables?
25
A Cupful of Fractions
37
Math Under Pressure
45
CalculatorsCrutch or Tool?
55
MakingMathMake Sense
65
School Math Then School Math Now
75
Teaching Addition and Subtraction
81
Teaching Fractions
97
Teaching Percents
115
A Message to Parents
133
Solving the Phobia Problem
139
Not Your Everyday Answer Key
147
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Burns is a nationally known mathematics educator whose messages about math have reached teachers throught her many books, videotapes, talks, and extensive program of Math Solutions Courses.

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