Today I will be reviewing Math Refresher For Adults from Math Essentials. The title explains it all! It is a refresher to help us educate our young budding mathematicians. This is the essential tool for me, as I remembered virtually NOTHING that I learned in High School. The closer Kira came to entering High School, the more my anxiety built up. When I received Math Refresher For Adults from Math Essentials, my anxiety eased tremendously. I quickly browsed the pages. Now, I realize that we have Google. It is very easy to simply look things up; however, they rarely are worded in a way I, as a parent, can comprehend. Math Refresher For Adults from Math Essentials is something I could comprehend fully. It is clear, concise, and written intelligently to serve as an essential tool in refreshing your math skills. I found the tips on page 5 exceptionally helpful, and followed their suggestions, which helped tremendously. For me, this book is a God send.
I found that the corresponding video tutorial for each lesson was also incredibly helpful. It is wonderful that they are included with the book, taught by Richard W. Fisher, winner of the Intel Innovations in Teaching Award!
The table of contents became essential, as I wanted to focus on what I had completely forgotten, as well as what Kira is presently learning. From Addition to Algebra, everything is included. I found myself enjoying Math more than I remembered previously. As a matter of fact, I believe I couldn’t stand Math as a child. Perhaps that was because of how I was taught in school. What ever the reason may be, it brought me to a point where I needed this book!
I have enjoyed refamiliarizing myself with Math. I also believe I have learned things that I somehow missed in my former education! This has provided me with the confidence I need to ensure I am providing Kira with the best education possible. It will also help to avoid the frustrations which inevitably would lead to teenage angst and arguments! I never thought I would say this, but I actually like Math now. After all, Math is in every single thing we do, each and every day. Understanding Math better is like being in on a big secret!
It seems my excitement about Math has become infectious! Now, Kira is more excited about it as well. And, here is the biggest surprise of all, my husband! I caught him browsing through Math Refresher For Adults from Math Essentials! This may not sound like a big deal to some people. However, those of you who know my husband, know he simply NEVER reads! I am extremely grateful to Math Refresher For Adults from Math Essentials. This valuable tool has enabled me to have the confidence I need to focus on my daughter’s education fully, sans anxiety and fears.
Written by Richard W. Fisher, winner of the Intel Innovations in Teaching Award, Math Refresher For Adults from Math Essentials, is a valuable resource. Whether you are like me, a home schooling parent, or you are preparing for a test that includes math, I highly recommend Math Refresher For Adults from Math Essentials.
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