Someday there will be a full-sized paper version of a Talking Math with Your Kids book (Hear that publishers? Wanna talk? You can find me at the About/Contact page.)
Until that day, there is now a mini-version (15,000 words; roughly three chapters, $4.99) available on Kindle (and readable on other devices with the Kindle app).
Go have a look, won’t you? Share widely and let me know what you think.
Table of contents:
- Counting and other adventures in number language
- Adding and subtracting: Two peas in a pod
- References and further reading
The book is structured around conversations I have had with Griffin and Tabitha. About 1/3 of the conversations in the book have been previously documented here and/or on the new Talking Math with Your Kids site. The rest are new to readers.
There is lots of new content summarizing research in parent-friendly ways.
The impetus for getting this out now is this: funding my New York Times Schools for Tomorrow trip. I got partial funding from my college, but it’s an expensive conference. So I hacked a couple of chapters out of a draft I have been working on for quite a while now, tidied and edited them and voilá!