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Spatial Sense Makes Math Sense: How Parents Can Help Their Children Learn Both (Hardback)
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Spatial Sense Makes Math Sense: How Parents Can Help Their Children Learn Both (Hardback)

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Hardback 170 Pages / Published: 13/12/2017
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Spatial Sense Makes Math Sense: How Parents Can Help Their Children Learn Both brings the strengths of both algebra (arithmetic) and geometry into focus by showing how spatial relationships can make both make more sense. Parents will learn how to further develop and improve their child's spatial sense using visual-spatial strategies of classifying, drawing diagrams, big idea concept building, visualizing, and more. As Sawyer encourages, "Even if the pictures are not good, the effort of making them will leave lasting traces in the mind and can cause the work to be remembered." Whether you had a preference for geometry and endured algebra, loved algebra and never understood geometry, or were one of those people who never recognized a purpose for any of the math topics or, in truth, in any mathematics, this book will show parents how developing spatial sense can help visually explain both algebra and geometry relationships. You will read about Sophie Germain who believed that algebra and geometry worked hand-in-hand because, as she described them, algebra is written geometry and geometry is figured algebra.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475834284
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 262 x 184 x 17 mm


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Spatial Sense Makes Math Sense makes math sound like fun, even though "math" and "fun" have been mutually exclusive categories for my entire life. I clearly recall my frustration as a child, attempting to master multiplication and not getting it. That experience left a life-long negative attitude about math and my ability to master it. I dearly wish Cathy Draper, her skills, her passion, and her determination that all students love, value, and enjoy math, had been part of my math education! Buy this book for a child you love! -- Rita H. Losee, ScD, woman of adventure, doctor of success, proponent of prosperity, author of "Overcoming Trigeminal Neuralgia, The Waist Management Playbook," and "Unlock Your Possibilities: How to Stop Shooting Yourself Down and Selling Yourself Short"
Cathy Draper's passion to fight innumeracy is evident in Spatial Sense Makes Math Sense. The book is personable, conversational, and makes sense. It provides a great refresher of geometry and shows how parents can make sense of it to help their children. Each chapter is introduced with a quote that frames the theme of the passage and weaves history with foundational facts to make sense of mathematical theory. Draper has undertaken a remarkable goal by focusing on the support of parents to support the student learner. -- Rudolph Weekes, principal, West Roxbury Academy, Boston Public Schools, father, former headmaster of Academy of Public Service and high school mathematics teacher
Designed to help parents help their children with the content and psychology of math, this book focuses on visual models that support "Math Avoiders," and can help them become "Math Aficionados." Catheryne Draper "has been learning from her students for more than half a century" and she shares wisdom and advice for families to rock math homework! The top to-dos include accepting mistakes, trusting your child, and being willing to learn along with them, rather than you learning it first. -- Robin Schwartz, founder, Math Confidence, adjunct professor, Math and Education, College of Mount Saint Vincent

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