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Topic: parent needs math skills brush-up
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kalanamak

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Registered: 1/25/05
parent needs math skills brush-up
Posted: Oct 30, 2004 3:13 AM
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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 math-dread 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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