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Math Analogies
Use Analogies to Teach Math
We use analogies all the time when teaching our children language arts and science, but maybe not as often as we should when teaching math. Children's brains often drift away when math becomes technical jargon and mechanical processes. One key method to making math click is to teach by using analogies.

Build Problem-Solving Skills
Math Analogies connects the unfamiliar concepts to the familiar. You can hammer away with hours of mathematical drill work, or you can use analogies and provide your child with a shortcut to understanding. Math Analogies allows you to introduce key terms or concepts in a new way. It can also give insight to the significance of numbers and teach analogical and mathematical reasoning.

Standards-Based Analogies
The analogies in this book are designed around the grade-appropriate standards identified by the National Council of Teaching Mathematics, which should reassure homeschooling parents. Better yet, they are fun to do, which should delight homeschool students!
Includes analogies for:
  • Numbers and operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data analysis and probability

    Publisher's Information
    Author: Linda and Doug Brumbaugh
    Pages: 42
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright: 2009
    Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
    Size: 11.4" x 8.5"
    Printed In: USA
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: Yes, for use within your own home or classroom. Not for any commercial entity or organization.

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  • Customer Review:

    "Good content, but printed in black and white only. Could have a better presentation for kids."
    Review by Ewa B., posted 8/19/14.

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