“Reading one of Gaskins’ books is like going to a really great teacher workshop — part philosophy, part practical ideas, and all excellent. She just oozes expertise and enthusiasm.”
—Amy at Hope Is the Word
- Let’s Play Math: How Families Can Learn Math Together—And Enjoy It
- The Math You Can Play Series
- Dot Grid Journals with Coloring Pages
- Under Construction: The Playful Math Singles Series
Yes, Your Kids CAN Learn Math Without Tears
Even if you struggled with math in school, you can help your kids practice mental math skills, master the basic facts, and ask the kind of questions that encourage deeper thought.
Filled with stories and pictures, Let’s Play Math offers a treasure lode of helpful tips for all families, whether your children are homeschooling, unschooling, or attending a traditional classroom.
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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“This is the math helper I wish I’d had years ago.”
—Anne White, author of Minds More Awake
Math Your Kids WANT to Do
You’ll love these math games because they give your child a strong foundation for mathematical success.
By playing these games, you strengthen your child’s intuitive understanding of numbers and build problem-solving strategies. Mastering a math game can be hard work. But kids do it willingly because it’s fun.
Each book in the Math You Can Play series features twenty or more kid-tested math games, offering a variety of challenges for all ages.
“It revolutionized our homeschool this year.”
—Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, author of My Little Poppies
Dot Grid Journals with Coloring Pages
With 170 roomy pages, each book gives you plenty of space to record memories, plan projects, and keep track of tasks. The dot grid makes it easy to draw graphs or diagrams. Take notes, jot down ideas, copy your favorite quotations, or doodle to your heart’s content.
- Light gray dots at 5 mm spacing provide guidance for flexible page layouts.
- 11 geometric coloring pages (based on Islamic tessellation designs) allow a multitude of artistic possibilities.
- 31 favorite quotes offer a vision for creative math education.
- 6 × 9 inch (about 15 × 23 cm) pages are wider than many journals, yet still fit comfortably into a large purse or bag.
- Paperback binding makes the journal sturdy but lightweight. Carry it anywhere!
Perfect for bullet journaling or for use as a commonplace book, the Dot Grid Journals nurture creative mathematical thinking.
The ebook edition features all 124 quotations (31 from each journal) about mathematics, education, and problem solving. Read through for your own pleasure, post them by your workspace, or use them as writing prompts for yourself or your students.
Yes, all of the ebooks are the same, so there’s no point in buying more than one. And at Amazon, if you buy a paperback journal, you can download the companion ebook for free!
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“It’s a crime, really, that school makes math so boring, when there are so many ways to do the opposite, for anyone who wants to. Denise Gaskins’s book is full of ideas.”
—Sasha Alyson, Amazon customer review
Under Construction: The Playful Math Singles Series
The Playful Math Singles from Tabletop Academy Press will be short, topical books featuring clear explanations and ready-to-play activities.
First in the series: Word Problems from Literature
You can help prevent math anxiety by giving your children the mental tools they need to conquer the toughest story problems.
And if you’re using these word problems with your children, consider getting each child a copy of the paperback companion Word Problems from Literature Student Workbook.
“I feel like I’ve been ambling in the woods — enjoying the journey but a bit anxious about where we’re going to end up and whether we’re going to reach our ‘destination’ ‘on time’ (whatever that means!).
“I knew the well-travelled road (maths curricula) wasn’t for us, but I lacked confidence in my ability to guide my children through uncharted territory. Let’s Play Math is the map and the guidebook I’ve been looking for. With it in my hand I can’t wait to take my children by the hand and head off to explore the wonderful world of maths.”
—Lucinda leo, Navigating by Joy