Denise Gaskins

Biography

As a homeschool mom who loves math, I want to help other homeschoolers see the variety and richness of the subject. 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 do is textbook math, that’s like feeding them broccoli-flavored ice cream.

I've taught or tutored mathematics at every level from pre-K to undergraduate physics — which to me, was just one story problem after another. What fun! Now I write the popular blog Let’s Play Math and manage the Math Teachers at Play monthly math education blog carnival.

Homeschooling for more than a quarter century, my husband and I have raised five children, ages 15yo to adult, at our home in the rural countryside of central Illinois. My hobbies are Bible study, recreational math, and reading anything I can get my hands on.

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Books

Word Problems from Literature
Series: Playful Math Singles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,130. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017 by Tabletop Academy Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Parent participation, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
Word Problems from Literature features math puzzles for elementary and middle school students from classic books such as Mr. Popper's Penguins and The Hobbit. Denise Gaskins demonstrates step by step how to use the problem-solving tool of bar model diagrams, a type of pictorial algebra.
Multiplication & Fractions
Series: Math You Can Play. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,020. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016 by Tabletop Academy Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Parent participation, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
Multiplication & Fractions features 25 kid-tested games for school-age students. Children master several math models that provide a sturdy foundation for understanding multiplication and fractions. The games feature times table facts and more advanced concepts such as division, fractions, decimals, and multistep mental math.
Math You Can Play Combo: Number Games for Young Learners
Series: Math You Can Play. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,570. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016 by Tabletop Academy Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Parent participation, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if math was something your kids WANT to do? Math You Can Play Combo features 42 kid-tested games for young learners. Your children can play with counting and number recognition, explore place value, build number sense, and begin learning the basics of addition. School-age kids can develop mental flexibility by playing with numbers, from basic math facts to the hundreds and
Addition & Subtraction: Math Games for Elementary Students, Kindergarten to Fourth Grade
Series: Math You Can Play. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,140. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015 by Tabletop Academy Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Mathematics, Nonfiction » Parenting » Math skills
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if math was something your kids WANT to do? Addition & Subtraction features 23 kid-tested games for elementary-age students. Your children can develop mental flexibility by playing with numbers, from basic math facts to the hundreds and beyond. Logic games build strategic thinking skills, and dice games give students hands-on experience with probability.
Counting & Number Bonds: Math Games for Early Learners, Preschool to Second Grade
Series: Math You Can Play. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,290. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015 by Tabletop Academy Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Mathematics, Nonfiction » Parenting » Math skills
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if math was something your kids WANT to do? Counting & Number Bonds features 21 kid-tested games for preschool and early-elementary learners. Young children can play with counting and number recognition, while older students explore place value, build number sense, and begin learning the basics of addition.
Let's Play Math: How Families Can Learn Math Together—and Enjoy It
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,300. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Tabletop Academy Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Parent participation, Nonfiction » Parenting » Math skills
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Discover creative, non-textbook ways to build mathematical literacy and thinking skills from preschool through high school, and find out how to combine math with history for a multicultural learning adventure. Veteran homeschooling mother of five and internet math maven Denise Gaskins shows you how to help your kids succeed in math.

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