## Math: Facing an American PhobiaResearch 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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User Review - sagamore26 - LibraryThingA 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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