Christy Thomas interviewed me for her Keep Calm and Mother On podcast. We had a wonderful chat. I think you’ll enjoy it:

#### Real Math and Family Fun with Denise Gaskins

“School math sometimes is more stress-inducing. Real math is more freeing and more joyful, and just more interesting.

“Real mathematics is basically applied common sense.

“Real mathematics is noticing patterns, seeing connections, figuring things out.

“These are all things that you can do. You do them in other areas of your life. Real mathematics draws on those same abilities and focuses those abilities on numbers, shapes, and patterns.

“Real mathematics is about solving puzzles. It’s about creative reasoning. These are the things you want your child to understand.”

—Denise Gaskins, Real Math and Family Fun

CREDITS: Feature photo (top) by Bruno Nascimento via Unsplash.com.