Denise author color Do you want to balance and enrich your child’s schoolwork?

Or launch your kids on an off-road mathematical adventure of their own?

Hi! My name is Denise Gaskins. Through my Let’s Play Math blog and Playful Math books, I strive to awaken parents’ and children’s minds to the beauty and wonder of mathematics.

Whether your children are homeschooling, unschooling, or attending a traditional classroom, I want to help your family build deep understanding with games and activities for players of all ages.

Math is not just rules and rote memory.

Math is like ice cream, with more flavors than you can imagine — and if all your children ever see is textbook math, that’s like feeding them broccoli-flavored ice cream.

Of course, our students do need to learn the boring parts of math, just as piano players need to practice scales and football players to do push-ups. But they should never be led to think that routine operations are the point of mathematics. As a veteran homeschooling mom who loves math, I want to help other parents see the variety and richness of the subject.

I hope this blog will be a place where we can play around with ideas about learning, teaching, and understanding math. (For me, it usually happens in that order.)

And if we can find a way to give our children a good taste of that “Aha!” feeling — the thrill of working through a challenging problem and figuring it out — then we won’t be able to keep them away from math.

I wish you the best of God’s blessings. Life is an adventure, teaching even more so.

And teaching math may be the coolest adventure of them all!

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If there’s anything about math that stumps you, or has never made sense, or you’re simply curious about, I’d love to hear from you!

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