Math: Facing an American PhobiaResearch shows more than twothirds 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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Review: Math: Facing an American Phobia
User Review  Emily  GoodreadsThis book was recommended to me by a professor as a must read, so I picked it up. I really liked it! It completely changed the way I feel about mathematics and how I will look at teaching it. Children must learn to understand the 'why' behind the 'how.' Very interesting. Read full review
Review: Math: Facing an American Phobia
User Review  Jill  GoodreadsI think the author makes a lot of good points about how Math has been taught poorly in the past (based on formula memorization) instead of teaching kids to think and reason. However, since this book ... 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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