
parent needs math skills brushup
Posted:
Oct 30, 2004 3:13 AM


I'd like to brush up my math so my kiddo isn't left lost and alone over math like I was. I never got beyond geometry (out of mathdread and some really bored/boring teachers), but did well in college physics by memorizing just what I needed to know out of trig, and I believe I have a decent aptitude because I got 86%ile in math on the GRE (2 decades ago), again without anything past 9th grade geometry and working my way through a book I recall was titled "Essential Mathematics for College Students". I'm also old enough to not let a little math scare me ever again. Any ideas on a thorough book(s) that will give me everything kidlet will be likely to face that isn't *too* slow? I'd like to go through algebra, at least. Perhaps a book for everything up to algebra and one for it? I am currently reading "Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School" (a Wiley book) just because it was big and I found it for a buck at a thrift store, but it spends alot of time going over specific educational games to play with children of various levels, and I'd like more of a book for making me adept at the theory and lingo behind the math that is the goal of these games. He's preschool now, so I have plenty of time to learn it all. Thanks! blacksalt
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