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Math You Can Play Kickstarter

Build skills!

Develop confidence!

Crush math anxiety!

Denise Gaskins’s Math You Can Play books help families learn while having fun together. You’ll love this natural, no-stress way to strengthen your child’s understanding and confidence.

This Kickstarter project offers you the chance to pick up a variety of playful math books at a discount — plus some nifty bonuses.

Best of all, you can get an early copy of Denise’s newest book, Prealgebra & Geometry: Math Games for Middle School, months before it hits the regular bookstores.

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As a special treat, the Kickstarter page includes four free sample games to enjoy with your kids today. Clear off a table, find a deck of cards, and you’re ready to play some math.

And please, tell your friends about the Kickstarter.

We’d love to spread everywhere the news that learning math can be fun!

Readers Review Denise’s New Book

“When I’m asked about resources for math games, Denise Gaskins is one of the first names I mention. In this book, she’s sharing games and activities for prealgebra and geometry, and it’s genuinely good stuff, touching on relevant and sometimes technical topics in a consistently fun and engaging way … a can’t-miss resource.”
—Dan Finkel, creator of the Prime Climb math board game

“I love everything about this book – seriously! I feel challenged and encouraged to improve my teaching methods, as well as my own understanding of math concepts. If I could go back in time, I would play a lot more games and spend a lot more time on the understanding and why behind math than on workbooks.”
—Carla Roesler, homeschooling parent

“The directions are clear, it is easy for parents to pick up and use, yet it gets to the heart of mathematical thinking in a fun, engaging way.”
—Casey Maupin, homeschooling parent

“The games are easy to put into practice (even for a mom of 4 with 2 toddlers) and something my daughter would participate in willingly or even enjoy (which is saying a lot for a teen who doesn’t always appreciate a challenge). Clever, helpful, and creative in ways I’d never come up with.”
—Casey Baldwin, homeschooling parent

Stuck at Home with Your Kids? Play Math! Sampler Ebook Now Free

One of the most common questions we get from parents who want to help their children enjoy math is, “Where do we start?”

Our favorite answer: “Play games!”

And in this time of pandemic crisis, it’s even more important for families to play together. So we’ve made Denise Gaskins’s ebook Let’s Play Math Sampler: 10 Family-Favorite Games for Learning Math Through Play free for the duration.

When you’re stuck at home and getting bored, it’s a great time to play math with your kids.

Math games meet children each at their own level. The child who sits at the head of the class can solidify skills. The child who lags behind grade level can build fluency and gain confidence.

And both will learn something even more important: that hard mental effort can be fun.

The Let’s Play Math Sampler contains short excerpts from our most popular books, including a preview of two games from Denise’s work-in-progress Prealgebra & Geometry Games.

Don’t miss it: Download your copy today.

Free Online Preview

Ebook available FREE at most bookstores:
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NOTE: Has your favorite store refused to adjust its price? (I’m looking at you, Amazon!) Try this link, and the good folks at BookFunnel will help you load the ebook file to your reading device (phone, Kindle, etc.): https://bookhip.com/SAATAW.

Or you can order the paperback by special request at your favorite local bookshop.

“Denise Gaskins is that sound voice of reason that comes into my head when I get agitated teaching. This isn’t performance — this is play. My kids aren’t on trial, they are learning to learn.”

—Sonya Post

“By exploring math in a playful way, your kids will be happy to learn and will discover an enjoyment of math in the process. You might even have fun, too! ”

—Olisia Yeend

10 Family-Favorite Games for Learning Math Through Play

Do you want your children to enjoy learning math? Teach them how to play!

In excerpts from author Denise Gaskins’s most popular books, the Let’s Play Math Sampler features ten kid-tested games covering math concepts from counting to prealgebra.

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Pick up a copy of the Let’s Play Math Sampler today, and make math a playful family adventure.

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and other online retailers, or order the paperback by special request at your favorite local bookshop.

Free Online Preview: The Riddled Stone Omnibus

Do you enjoy binge reading tales of epic fantasy? Love exploring magical worlds wracked by struggles of good against evil?

Then don’t miss this complete, four-books-in-one bundle of Teresa Gaskins’s serial adventure, The Riddled Stone.

Free Online Preview

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and other online retailers, or by special request at your favorite local bookshop.

“A captivating fantasy story with a well-thought-out plot…”

— Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book Review

“There are some obvious protagonists and some obvious villains, but Gaskins creates a nice ambiguity around several of the key characters. The plot itself is interesting and engaging with multiple levels of motivation that drive it along. Mainly, this is a group-of-friends quest story that is fun and well told.”

— Phanwadee, online reader review

“I enjoyed the book and I am absolutely amazed at how such a young author can write so well. I definitely see her going far in her writing career, and I can’t wait to see what stories she publishes next.”

— Tia, Homeschool Literature.com

The Riddled Stone: Omnibus Edition, Four Books in One

Do you enjoy binge reading tales of epic fantasy?

Love exploring magical worlds wracked by struggles of good against evil?

Then don’t miss this complete, four-book bundle of Teresa Gaskins’s serial adventure, The Riddled Stone.

Coming to bookstores May 15, 2019. Pre-order your copy today.

Book One: Banished

Haunted by dreams. On a quest for answers.

Christopher Fredrico loved the quiet life of a scholar-in-training. Plenty of spare time to spend with his friends. But the night Crown Prince Tyler came to dinner, everything changed.

Falsely accused of stealing a magical artifact and banished under threat of death, Chris leaves the only home he knows.

But as he and his friends travel towards the coast, they find a riddle that may save a kingdom — or cost them their lives.

Book Two: Hunted

She tried to warn them. They wouldn’t listen.

As a child, Terrin of Xell barely escaped a spirit from the Dark Forest. She knows better than to rely on magic. But with her schoolmate Chris accused of a magical crime he didn’t commit, she couldn’t let him face banishment alone.

So Terrin gets caught up in Chris’s quest to recover an ancient relic, with only magic to guide them.

Naturally, everything goes wrong.

What lurks in the shadows, hunting Terrin and her friends? Or did the magic itself turn against them?

Book Three: Betrayed

How can a knight fight magic?

Trained by the greatest knight in North Raec, Sir Arnold Fredrico dreamed of valiant deeds. Save the damsel. Serve the king.

Dreams change. Now the land teeters at the brink of war. As a fugitive with a price on his head, Arnold struggles to protect his friends.

But their enemy wields more power than the young knight can imagine.

Book Four: Revealed

A gift she never wanted. A curse she can’t escape.

Alone in the dark, Nora of Yorc feels the dungeon walls pressing in. Even worse, the duke’s sorcery weaves itself around her, unseen and deadly. But as the spell tightens, shy, fragile Nora breaks — and something new takes her place.

Or something old beyond memory.

Nora joined this quest to help her friends. But can she stop herself before the wildness within destroys them all?

Complete in One Volume

Pre-order The Riddled Stone at your favorite online store.

Getting Started with Playful Math

Does the idea of playful math intrigue you?

Denise Gaskins has put together a short, inexpensive book to help families begin playing with math.

Let’s Play Math Sampler: 10 Family-Favorite Games for Learning Math Through Play contains short excerpts from Denise’s most popular books, including a preview of two games from her work-in-progress Prealgebra & Geometry Games.

The Let’s Play Math Sampler comes out March 5th, just in time to play math games for Pi Day (3/14).

Don’t miss it: Preorder your copy today.

Click here to preorder the Sampler.

Fantasy Fiction Cover Reveal

It’s coming this summer! The long-awaited conclusion to Teresa Gaskins’s epic fantasy serial, The Riddled Stone.

The edits took two years longer than we hoped, as Teresa had to squeeze in her writing between calculus exams and college essays. She used to think high school was a lot of work, but college is a whole new level of busy!

But finally, it’s done. All except for the final post-production formatting and publishing details.

Here’s a sneak peek at the cover for Revealed: The Riddled Stone, Book Four.

Trapped in Magic and Stone

A gift she never wanted. A curse she can’t escape.

Alone in the dark, Nora of Yorc feels the dungeon walls pressing in. Even worse, the duke’s sorcery weaves itself around her, unseen and deadly. But as the spell tightens, shy, fragile Nora breaks — and something new takes her place.

Or something old beyond memory.

Nora joined this quest to help her friends. But can she stop herself before the wildness within destroys them all?

If you love epic struggles of good against evil, don’t miss Revealed, the exciting conclusion of Teresa Gaskins’s four-book serial fantasy adventure, The Riddled Stone.

Pre-order Revealed at your favorite online store.

70+ Things To Do with a Hundred Chart

Do the holidays mess with your schedule? They sure do with ours!

Every year, we get busy. Distracted. Just can’t focus on lessons.

We love easy activities that require minimal preparation so we can pull something out and play when we’re having one of those no-energy days.

If that sounds good to you, too, then you’ll want to check out Denise Gaskins’s new ebook 70+ Things To Do with a Hundred Chart: Number, Shape, and Logic Activities from Preschool to Middle School.

Long years ago, when Denise presented workshops at homeschooling conferences, she used to share a list of seven ways to play with a hundred chart. The all-time most visited post on her Let’s Play Math blog offers 34 playful activities. Now she’s more than doubled that total for this book.

So many ways to play! One of them is sure to be perfect for you and your children.

Take your child on a mathematical adventure with these playful, practical activities.

Who knew math could be so much fun?

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Available online, or by special request at your favorite local bookseller.

“Wow … I had to be careful not to get obsessed with doing all the games.

“I so wish I had been taught math like this rather than ‘memorize, memorize’ and ‘that is just the way it is — do it, don’t ask questions.’

“I look forward to using this resource with my granddaughters. They are middle-school and high school level but love to play games. I love challenging their minds, which makes the games great no matter what age or school level.”

— Judy St. John

P.S.: If you have a blog and would like to host a giveaway for 70+ Things To Do with a Hundred Chart (or any of our other Tabletop Academy Press books), we’d be glad to provide the prize. Leave a comment below, and we’ll contact you to set up the details.


Hundred Charts Galore!

Check out Denise Gaskins’s new printables for playing math with your kids:

The free 50-page PDF Hundred Charts Galore! printables file features 1–100 charts, 0–99 charts, bottom’s-up versions, multiple-chart pages, blank charts, game boards, and more. Everything you need to play the activities in the 70+ Things to Do with a Hundred Chart book (coming soon from Tabletop Academy Press).

Download Hundred Charts Galore

If all goes well, the hundred chart book should be out (at least in ebook format) by the end of this month. While you’re waiting, you can try some of the activities on Denise’s popular math blog:


Math Journals for Kids

Adventure Journal: with Tessellation Pages

Learning is a great adventure for elementary and middle-school students.

Help your children keep track of their discoveries.

With 123 roomy pages, the Primary Dot Grid Notebooks give your child plenty of space to solve challenge problems, write explanations, or design their own puzzles. The dot grid makes it easy to draw graphs or diagrams. Brainstorm for reports, jot down ideas, work out homework, or fill a page with creative doodles.

Discovery Journal: with Quotations

  • Light gray dots at 1 cm spacing provide guidance to young writers.
  • Isometric grid pages encourage Lego block designs or other drafting.
  • 7 × 10 inch (about 18 x 25 cm) pages are wider than many journals, yet still small enough to carry it anywhere.

Perfect for use as a commonplace book or to help your child master Bullet Journaling. The paperback binding provides strength without adding weight. Tough enough to withstand a crowded schoolbag.

Wayfarer’s Journal: with Square and Isometric Grids

  • The Adventure Journal includes 12 geometric-patterned coloring pages (inspired by Islamic tessellation designs) which allow a multitude of artistic possibilities.
  • The Discovery Journal features 23 favorite quotes that offer a thought-provoking vision for lifelong learning.

Order a Primary Dot Grid Notebook today, and launch your child on a voyage of educational exploration.

What Can Your Kids Do with a Math Journal?

Prevent cracked spines: How to Break In Your New Math Journal.

And check out these idea-filled posts on Denise Gaskins’s Let’s Play Math blog:

Adventure Journal: with Tessellation Pages
Discovery Journal: with Quotations
Wayfarer’s Journal: with Square and Isometric Grids

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Before you start doodling: How to Break In Your New Math Journal.