Exploding the Number Myth

by: G.P. Turner

Exploding the Number Myth
Author: G.P. Turner

Publisher: Appin Press

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Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 27 July 2009

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ISBN: 1906205299 ISBN 13: 9781906205294

Exploding the Number Myth by G.P. Turner

Gwenda Turner attempts to break down the myths surrounding the learning of mathematics. Top page

Complete description

This book has been written as a homage to the wisdom of children. The author thought it would be easy to teach mathematics to the young once they understood that no matter how large a number it was only a collections of ones so II is two and IIIIIII is seven and so on. However she was met with such a look of furious disbelief as she tried to demonstrate that 2 x 5 = 10 it stopped her in her tracks. When she tried to see the problem through this child's eyes she had to admit that he had a point. Twenty five years on and the author hopes she can answer the unvoiced accusations of 'that is a lie!' Top page

General info

Publisher & Imprint: Appin Press

City: Birkenhead

Pages: 180

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 510.71

Departments: Mathematics; Teaching of a specific subject; Mathematics;

Record updated at: 24 August, 2009 time: 19:45

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