We Didn't Learn Math This Way!
We Didn't Learn Math This Way! A K–5 Guide for the Confused Adult helps parents and educators make sense of K–5 math topics so they can help their students. Brought to you by two seasoned teachers and a math-confused parent who know exactly where adults get lost in today’s math education, this approachable reference guide gets to the heart of concepts and explains them in a way that anyone can understand. The book can be used alongside any math curriculum and includes a progressive exploration of nine major math topics as well as an illustrated glossary. Busy caregivers can flip straight to relevant sections and quickly orient themselves to topics ranging from mental math to multiplying fractions. With its playful illustrations and friendly tone, We Didn’t Learn Math This Way! is a pleasure to interact with and brings clarity to adults who could use a little help understanding their kids’ math homework.
Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.75 in
Cover: Silk lamination
about the authors
Peggy Golden started her teaching career as an assistant in a Montessori Kindergarten. She went on to teach Kindergarten through eighth grade as a classroom and special education teacher. She later taught math methods at the university level, and she was a New York State Math Mentor. Peggy has contributed to Dimensions Math, EngageNY and Eureka Math as a writer. She continues to work in school settings across the country.
Tricia Salerno has taught math in preschool through eighth grade. In 2006, Tricia was invited to join a cohort of U.S. math teachers that traveled to Singapore to be trained in Singapore math methods. In 2007, Tricia founded SMARTTraining, a math education consulting company. She has contributed to EngageNY, Dimensions Math and Math Sprints as a writer and editor.
about the illustrator
All the illustrations and math graphics were created by Emma Tipping. Emma has worked as a professional artist for over 15 years and specializes in creating art for kids and families. As a parent of three who is constantly confused by her kids’ math homework, Emma has loved learning how to help her kids in math while working on this project.