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!
Is there a way that I can read this if I do not have an e-reader or any tablet type of device for the app? I’d love to dig in as I always enjoy those posts. I keep showing friends the lovely you post you wrote about my little one and our distance/time conversation
Yes, mrdardy, there is! Here is a link to the Kindle app for Mac. Here is a link to the Kindle app for PC. (There is also one for Windows 8.)
Thanks for your support and for spreading the good word!
Someday soon (I hope), there will be a full-sized paper version published by a real publisher which will require no app at all. Until then, it’s just electrons.
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