Author: Barry Lewis
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Using an illustrated approach, a guide to math tutoring looks at every aspect of the subject, from simple sums to simultaneous equations, in a book with explanations and illustrations that parents can share with their children.
A simple, visual guide to helping children understand maths with Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying maths and help your child with their homework, following Help Your Kids with Maths a unique visual guide which will demystify the subject for everyone. Now available with text that lights up as you read along and playful images and sounds. Updated to include the latest changes to the UK National Curriculum and with additional content on roman numerals, time, fractions and times tables, Help Your Kids with Maths helps you solve maths problems step-by-step. Using clear, accessible pictures and diagrams - and covering everything from basic numeracy to more challenging subjects like statistics and algebra - you'll learn to approach even the most complex maths problems with confidence. Includes a glossary of key maths terms and symbols. Help Your Kids with Maths (previous ISBN 9781405322461) is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child, who wants to understand maths and put it into practise.
Author: Mike Askew
Publisher: The Experiment
Release Date: 2010-09-14
“Perfect for parents who want to understand the different methods to do arithmetic their children are learning—and why they are being taught that way.” —Keith Devlin, award-winning Stanford University mathematician “Can you help me with my math homework?” If this question fills you with fear (or even panic), then Old Dogs, New Math is here to help! Gone are the days when elementary school students simply memorized their times tables and struggled through long division. Today, students are expected not just to find the right answer, but also to use the best method—and to explain why it works. If your attempts to help your child are met with “That’s not how the teacher does it,” then it’s time to take the stress out of math homework. Old Dogs, New Math demystifies Common Core math for parents, including: Number lines, place value and negative numbers Long multiplication and division Fractions, percentages and decimals Shapes, symmetry and angles Data analysis, probability and chance Complete with sample questions, examples of children’s errors, and over 25 games and activities, Old Dogs, New Math will not only help you and your child subtract on a number line or multiply on a grid—but also help you discover math all around you, and have fun doing it!
A step-by-step visual guide to music theory DK's Help Your Kids with Music is the perfect primer to help students gain a solid foundation in music, no matter the their age, skill level, or instrument. This visual guide clearly explains key concepts in five step by step chapters: - The Basics explains the types of instruments, notation for keyboard and stringed instruments, the "musical alphabet," and counting a beat. - Rhythm covers the length of notes and rests, as well as basic rhythms and meters, phrasing, syncopation, tempo, and using a metronome. - Tone and Melody includes everything a student needs to know about tones and how they work together to build a melody. - Chords and Harmony shows how intervals work together and includes examples for horn and woodwind instruments. - Form and Interpretation helps students understand how musical form can aid appreciation and interpretation for classical, jazz, blues, and other musical styles.
A simple, visual guide to helping children understand English from Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying English and help your child with their homework by following Help Your Kids with English, a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone. Carol Vorderman uses clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow step-by-steps to cover all the important areas including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills, so you can approach even the most complex English concepts with confidence. Includes cross-references throughout to show links between language ideas and a glossary of key terms. Help Your Kids with English is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child who wants to understand English and put what they've learnt into practise.
A simple, visual approach to helping your child understand science from Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying science and help your child with their homework by following Help Your Kids with Science, a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone. Using clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow step-by-steps - and covering all the important areas of biology, chemistry and physics - you'll learn to approach even the most complex science problems with confidence. Includes a glossary of key science terms and symbols. Help Your Kids with Science is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child, who want to understand science and put it into practice.
"Critically acclaimed and commercially successful, this resource helps parents overcome their residual math anxiety and assists them in showing children how to enjoy the subject and excel at it. Packed with useful information and instruction, the book features proven teaching techniques, games, and other activities. Suitable for home schoolers and other parents of children from preschool to age 10. 2006 edition"--
Author: The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2017-07-10
The Everyday Mathematics (EM) program was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and is now used in more than 185,000 classrooms by almost three million students. Its research-based learning delivers the kinds of results that all school districts aspire to. Yet despite that tremendous success, EMoften leaves parents perplexed. Learning is accomplished not through rote memorization, but by actually engaging in real-life math tasks. The curriculum isn’t linear, but rather spirals back and forth, weaving concepts in and out of lessons that build overall understanding and long-term retention. It’s no wonder that many parents have difficulty navigating this innovative mathematical and pedagogic terrain. Now help is here. Inspired by UCSMP’s firsthand experiences with parents and teachers, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will equip parents with an understanding of EM and enable them to help their children with homework—the heart of the great parental adventure of ensuring that children become mathematically proficient. Featuring accessible explanations of the research-based philosophy and design of the program, and insights into the strengths of EM, this little book provides the big-picture information that parents need. Clear descriptions of how and why this approach is different are paired with illustrative tables that underscore the unique attributes of EM. Detailed guidance for assisting students with homework includes explanations of the key EM concepts that underlie each assignment. Resources for helping students practice math more at home also provide an understanding of the long-term utility of EM. Easy to use, yet jam-packed with knowledge and helpful tips, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will become a pocket mentor to parents and teachers new to EM who are ready to step up and help children succeed. With this book in hand, you’ll finally understand that while this may not be the way that you learned math, it’s actually much better.
Author: Christopher Danielson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-03-27
Help your child succeed with a better understanding of Common Core Math Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies is packed with tools and information to help you promote your child's success in math. The grade-by-grade walk-through brings you up to speed on what your child is learning, and the sample problems and video lessons help you become more involved as you study together. You'll learn how to effectively collaborate with teachers and keep tabs on your child's progress, so minor missteps can be corrected quickly, before your child falls behind. The Common Core was designed to improve college- and career-readiness, and to prepare U.S. students to be more competitive on an international stage when it's time to enter the workforce. This guide shows you how the standards were created, and how they've evolved over time to help ensure your child's future success. The Common Core Math Standards prepare students to do real math in the real world. Many new teaching methods are very different from the way most parents learned math, leading to frustration and confusion as parents find themselves unable to help with homework or explain difficult concepts. This book cuts the confusion and shows you everything you need to know to help your child succeed in math. Understand the key concepts being taught in your child's grade Utilize the homework tools that help you help your child Communicate more effectively with your child's teacher Guide your child through sample problems to foster understanding The Common Core was designed to ensure that every student, regardless of location or background, receives the education they need. Math skills are critical to real-world success, and the new standards reflect that reality in scope and rigorousness. Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies helps you help your child succeed.
Provides "advice on how to support your child's classwork, homework, and revision, with ... study methods that suit a range of learning styles for the third grade level and beyond"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Arvin Vohra
Publisher: Roland Media Distribution
Release Date: 2007-11
SUPERANNO The renowned educational innovator teaches parents how they can make their children excel at math--even children who struggle with math. Learn the Asian system for teaching math, how to improve your childs self perception, how to prepare your child for the SAT and SAT II, how to use effective incentives to make your child excel at math, and how to protect your childs intellectual development from the common mistakes made by schools and teachers.
Can't remember the difference between a prime number and a square number? Forgotten how many sides on a pentagon (5), heptagon (7), or nonagon (9)? Then you need DK's new "Math Dictionary " Inside, you'll find more than 300 entries on the words, phrases, and concepts used by grade-school students in their math classes and in their lives outside school.
Author: Bill Handley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Great math skills are a head start to lasting success Teach Your Children Tables is the ultimate guide to improving your child's mathematical abilities. Written by a renowned education expert, this book provides a proven approach to teaching that will help you enable your child to master multiplication tables in less than half an hour, and solve problems like 96 x 97 faster than they could tap it into a calculator! This updated third edition includes new chapters on factors and playing with square numbers, plus tips for learning tables up to fifteen and beyond. Children will learn that numbers can be fun while they improve their thinking skills, boost their confidence and self esteem, learn problem solving strategies, and set themselves up for lasting educational success. People who excel at maths are not necessarily more intelligent, they just use better strategies than the rest of us. This book gives you the perspective and the strategies you need to improve your child's understanding of maths, and introduce them to techniques that will have them performing like geniuses! Imagine helping your child: Perform lightning-quick calculations Discover easy methods of multiplication Learn the basic principles of mathematics Have fun playing with numbers Excellent maths skills present a serious advantage, throughout school and beyond. Children who are good at maths get better grades, higher test scores, and are accepted into better schools. Maths-minded adults are more in demand professionally, in fields that pay better and provide more room for upward mobility. If you could give your child this kind of gift, why wouldn't you? Now you can—Teach Your Children Tables shows you how, and makes it feel like fun.
Help Your Kids with Times Tablesis what every parent needs. This invaluable guide is straightforward, with easy-to-follow tips, hints, and advice, helping your children understand and remember their times tables forever. Practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and kids to work together to solve even the trickiest times tables! Help Your Kids with Times Tables is guaranteed to build confidence, reduce stress, and make even the most difficult aspects of this subject simple, clear, and accessible.
Author: Douglas H. Clements
Release Date: 2014-05-23
In this important book for pre- and in-service teachers, early math experts Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama show how "learning trajectories" help diagnose a child’s level of mathematical understanding and provide guidance for teaching. By focusing on the inherent delight and curiosity behind young children’s mathematical reasoning, learning trajectories ultimately make teaching more joyous. They help teachers understand the varying levels of knowledge exhibited by individual students, which in turn allows them to better meet the learning needs of all children. Using straightforward, no-nonsense language, this book summarizes the current research about how children learn mathematics, and how to build on what children already know to realize more effective teaching. This second edition of Learning and Teaching Early Math remains the definitive, research-based resource to help teachers understand the learning trajectories of early mathematics and become quintessential professionals. Updates to the new edition include: • Explicit connections between Learning Trajectories and the new Common Core State Standards. • New coverage of patterns and patterning. • A companion website featuring student support materials such as a glossary of technical terms and pedagogical activities. • Incorporation of hundreds of recent research studies.