Ah, math… I personally loved math classes. The idea that there was one right answer and I could easily know if I was right or wrong really appealed to me. But, I know many people don’t feel the same way about math and worry about passing their feelings on to their kids, especially their girls. I also know from my teaching days that many parents are more than a little confused about “new math” and feel lost trying to help their children solve problems without just “putting a zero there” or “putting a little one up here.”
So, whether you love math and can’t wait to share that with your kiddos, you fall into the second group mentioned above, or your thoughts are somewhere in between, this post is for you! I searched high and low and read a TON of books about math to find the very best. I wanted books that were well-written and engaging, but that also a) used accurate mathematical thinking (for example, the number 10 is NOT a zero added to a one, which many a children’s book like to let kids think… Come on! 0 + 1 is 1, not 10!) and b) encouraged children to think in unique ways about numbers and other mathematical concepts.
Below, I’ve got a dozen delightful math books for your mathematical pleasure. Check them out, and then let me know if I missed any of your favorites!Continue reading “A Dozen Delightful Math Books”