Chapter 1: Money Sense Starts Early in Life
Chapter 2: Things to do in a Waiting Room
Chapter 3: Planning, Searching, Comparing, Couponing
Chapter 4: Shopping for Clothes
Chapter 5: Are we eating at home tonight?
Chapter 6: Create a family calendar or a daily T.V. schedule.
Chapter 7: Get in the car, it’s time to go!
Chapter 8: Let’s plan a get-away
Chapter 9: Home is where we can just hang out.
Chapter 10: The sun’s shining, let’s go outside.
Chapter 11: Let’s get dirty and grow something.
Chapter 12: Sports of all sorts!
Chapter 13: When is Pi day, or is it pie day?
Chapter 14: Special recipes, but they’re not just for food!
Chapter 15: Resources to help you get going with your own ideas.
Chapter 16: How do humans develop and what’s that got to do with math?
Chapter 17: How do teachers teach math?
Chapter 18: A whole new world!
Dr. Gene Pease is an educator and parent. She has worked with and students of all ages, and their parents, in the U.S. and internationally.
I love math! But my wife and three homeschooled boys, 10, 6
and 2, don't always share my enthusiasm. This book has helped
me realize the seemingly limitless opportunities to help my
children learn the importance of and enjoy math, and I never
thought about how much math they are already doing! Math is,
indeed, everywhere. In these pages I found easy to understand
theory behind childhood development and also wonderfully practical
and specific examples of math learning. I highly recommend
this entertaining and useful guide for any adult who raises or
teaches children. Whether you are a math lover or math hater, this
book is for you!
*Anthony Cox, homeschool parent*
Timely! Young people have lost the art of discovery and inquiry. They can simply 'ask Siri' or 'Google it'. Math is often one of the most feared courses for entering college students. In my opinion, this is for one or two reasons:
1. They have always felt that the language of numbers was confusing, especially when you start adding letters to equations
2. When they ask 'when will I ever need to use this again' the frustration for learning the language of math is greater than any suggested future usefulness
That youthful frustration can lead to college students who are Math avoidant at worst, and at minimum, lacking in financial literacy. Colleges’ nationwide have found it necessary to implement Financial Literacy content in their curriculum to fill the gap. Back in the day, Financial Literacy was a life skill!
Place your child ahead of the curve, get to work on these practical, 'this is how you will use math' activities as soon as you can. Hopefully they will learn the value of money through the activities, make millions, and you can enjoy their inheritance now since they won’t need it.
*Emily Pettit, Dean of Student Engagement*
Math is Everywhere is a practical and creative guide bursting with ideas to help educators and parents alike apply classroom concepts to real world activities. Whatever level of interest, this book shows how you can create opportunities to learn from any task, space, interest, or idea. Overall, this book inspires individuals to consider math in new ways that allows application of common core standards any day of the week.
*Kim Crawford, EdD*