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Denise Gaskins' Playful Math

Let's Play Math (EBOOK)

Let's Play Math (EBOOK)

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How Families Can Learn Math Together—and Enjoy It

Let’s Play Math is charming, intelligent, and practical; full of family fun and sound advice.”
—Ian Stewart, author of Calculating the Cosmos

Even if you struggled with mathematics in school, you can help your children enjoy learning and prepare them for academic success.

Author Denise Gaskins makes it easy with this mixture of math games, low-prep project ideas, and inspiring coffee-chat advice from a veteran homeschooling mother of five. Filled with stories and illustrations, Let's Play Math offers a practical, activity-filled exploration of what it means to learn math as a family.

Drawing on more than thirty years of teaching experience, Gaskins provides helpful tips for parents with kids from preschool to high school, whether your children learn at home or attend a traditional classroom.

Sections include:

    • How to Understand Math: Introduce your children to the thrill of conquering a challenge. Build deep understanding by thinking, playing, and asking questions like a mathematician.
    • Playful Problem Solving: Awaken your children’s minds to the beauty and wonder of mathematics. Discover the social side of math, and learn games for players of all ages.
    • Math with Living Books: See how mathematical ideas ebb and flow through the centuries with this brief tour through history. Can your kids solve puzzles from China, India, or Ancient Egypt?
    • Let’s Get Practical: Fit math into your family’s daily life, help your children develop mental calculation skills, and find out what to try when your child struggles.
    • Resources and References: With so many library books and Internet sites, you’ll never run out of playful mathematical adventures.

    All parents and teachers share one goal: we want our children to understand and be able to use math. Your children will gain a strong foundation when you approach math as a family game, playing with ideas.

    Don’t let your children suffer from the epidemic of math anxiety. Grab a copy of Let’s Play Math, and start enjoying math today.

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    FORMAT: You get both a DRM-free EPUB file (for reading on your phone or ebook reader) and a PDF (for reading on a tablet).


    The ebooks are written to be read. They include more inspiration, background information, and teaching tips, but do NOT include printable student pages.

    You can think of the ebooks as a "teacher's manual" for their related printable activities.

    The printable activity guides include brief teacher instructions, but the focus is on the student handout pages, making the activities easy to use in a classroom or homeschool. Many of the printable guides also include math journaling prompts and decorated pages for student writing.

    Ebooks come in two formats: DRM-free EPUB file (for reading on your phone or ebook reader) and a PDF (for reading on a tablet). The activity guides come in printable PDF format only.

    Either type can stand alone, though we believe they work better together. If you're on a tight budget, the ebook is often the better deal.


    Ebooks are delivered instantly by link in your confirmation email (and as a backup, also by email from our delivery partner, BookFunnel).

    If your purchase includes a printable companion file, such as the Math You Can Play gameboards, the download link will be on your order status page. Companion files are not part of the BookFunnel ebook download.


    You can read your DRM-free ebook on any e-reader (Amazon, Kobo, Nook), or on your phone, tablet, or computer. You can also use the free BookFunnel app.


    Ebooks and printable activities are delivered immediately by electronic file download. They cannot be returned.

    The only exception is for duplicate orders. If you accidentally purchase the same item twice, contact us immediately to get the second order refunded.

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