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Throughout the volume, the author is delighted to develop his marvelous experience that elementary mathematics has a lot of depth and beauty. This text reinforces the importance if indepth understanding of mathematics. I would recommend this text to Mathematics Educators. It provides a very good look into elementary education in Israel, while at the same time reinforcing effective mathematics education that could be taught anywhere. Maa Reviews I highly recommend the book to parents who have math phobias as well as those who want to brush up on their math skills to assist their children with homework assignments. It will give parents the confidence to help their children succeed and thrive in mathematics. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School This book is the result of a unique experience: a research mathematician teaching in an elementary school. It tells about a fascinating discovery made by the author - that elementary mathematics has a lot of depth and beauty, and that the secret to its teaching is in understanding its deep points. The first part of the book discusses the nature of mathematics and its beauty. The second part tells about the teaching principles the author distilled from his experience. The third part is an excursion through the arithmetic studied in elementary school, accompanied by personal stories, historical anecdotes and teaching suggestions. The appendix relates the fascinating story of modern day politics of mathematical education. The book was a bestseller in Israel, and has been translated into many languages. The extraordinary combination of mathematical and didactic insights makes it an essential guide for parents and teachers alike.
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