Friday, July 11, 2008

WHAT'S MATH GOT TO DO WITH IT?  Helping Children Learn To Love Their Least Favorite Subject 

When I first saw this book, I thought how important it is.  Math is one of those subjects that many of us, myself included,  struggled with when we were in school.  If the foundation of math skills isn't strong, then upper level math becomes impossible.

According to a recent assessment done of 40 countries, the United States ranks 28th.  Not exactly a stellar ranking for the most powerful nation in the world.  The United States is rapidly falling further and further behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to math education.   If something isn't done to promote math education, not only will our economy suffer but other areas such as medicine and science will as well.  This is not a problem to be ignored.  It is a problem to be addressed by both educators and parents.

Ideas for new approaches to math education in our world are given as well as ideas for parents to encourage their children in math.  This book would be ideal for the child who is struggling with math or for the child who has yet to encounter math.  Don't wait.  Pick up a copy of this important book today and help a child become a "math whiz" instead of someone who fears math like the monster under the bed at night.  What do you think?

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