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Sharon MacDonald has more than 15 years of experience in teacher training.
A compendium of 150 math activities specifically designed for children ages 4 to 8, "Math In Minutes" by Sharon Macdonald is a highly recommended addition to any preschool, elementary school, and home-schooling curriculum to introduce children to basic mathematical concepts and skills. MacDonald draws upon her more than fifteen years of experience and expertise training classroom teachers to create this compilation of math exercises and activities, each of which is in full compliance with the standards of The National council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Thoroughly 'kid friendly', "Math In Minutes" is an excellent tool for teaching mathematical literacy including number sense and numeration, computation and estimation; measurement, time, and money; geometry and spatial sense; sorting, classifying, graphing, data analysis, and probability; patters and number relationships; as well as problem solving and reasoning. Of special note is the final chapter 'Putting It All Together: A Pizza Unit of Study', as well as the extended glossary, appendices, and indexes. - Midwest Review "This book introduces early math concepts, including numeration, computation, estimation, and more. Each chapter begins with the easiest activities and progresses to more difficult ones. Activities correspond with NCTM standards."--"Learning Magazine" ."..A highly recommended addition to any preschool, elementary school, and homeschooling curriculum."--"Midwest Book Review" "Each math activity offers many opportunities for children. Each activity uses common items that are easy to collect and set up. Great value!"--"2008 Directors' Choice Award"