Children and Number: Difficulties in Learning Mathematics by Martin Hughes

By Martin Hughes

As one that has continually loved studying math, I frequently ask yourself why many others hate and stay away from it. Hughes is helping to give an explanation for the aversion many folks think for the topic. it is the method we educate it, now not the topic itself. I bear in mind taking part in plenty of card video games and being uncovered to numbers and figures in enjoyable occasions sooner than attending college. Numbers became linked to enjoyable for me. Einstein was once taught to regard doing math as a detective video game. I want each person concerned with math schooling might learn this booklet, replicate upon it and practice its suggestions. our kids deserve a greater courting with the topic.

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