Everyone Can Learn Math by Alice AspinallEveryone Can Learn Math by Alice Aspinall

Everyone Can Learn Math

byAlice AspinallIllustratorAlexandria Masse

Paperback | October 16, 2018

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How do you approach a math problem that challenges you? Do you keep trying until you reach a solution? Or are you like Amy, who gets frustrated easily and gives up?

Amy is usually a happy and enthusiastic student in grade five who loves to dance, but she is struggling with a tough math assignment. She doesn't think she is good at math because her classmates always get the answers faster than she does and sometimes she uses her fingers to help her count. Even though her mom tries to help her, Amy is convinced she just cannot do math. She decides not to do the assignment at all since she thinks she wouldn't do well anyway.

As Amy goes about her day, her experiences at ballet class, the playground, and gym class have her thinking back to how she gave up on her math assignment. She starts to notice that hard-work, practice, and dedication lead to success, thanks to her friends and teachers. She soon comes to understand that learning math is no different than learning any other skill in life. With some extra encouragement from her math teacher, a little help from her mom, and a new attitude, Amy realizes that she can do math!...
Alice Aspinall is a passionate high school mathematics teacher in Windsor, Ontario. She loves spending time with her husband and two children reading books, playing math games, and exploring the outdoors.Alice is a strong advocate of the growth mindset. She is continually looking for ways to build young people's confidence in math and ...
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Title:Everyone Can Learn MathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.08 inPublished:October 16, 2018Publisher:FriesenPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1525533754

ISBN - 13:9781525533754

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Power of Perseverance in “Everyone Can Learn Math” After reading “Everyone Can Learn Math” to my four-year-old daughter for the first time, I asked her what she thought. She replied, “I love it. Can we read it again?” I can think of no better endorsement for Alice Aspinall’s book. Nonetheless, here is mine: This book, inspired by Jo Boaler’s work on creating a growth mindset, sends an imperative message to young children: math is a language everyone can learn. Young Amy, the math-frustrated protagonist, soon realizes she does possess the skills to succeed in math, and they are determination and perseverance. The skills to do math are not some elusive math gene that she simply wasn’t born with; they are skills that she has already developed in other areas of her life. After seeing friends achieve goals with hard work and recognizing her own hard work in completing an arabesque, Amy realizes her “brain is a muscle, you know,” and she just needs to “make it grow.” With a fresh perspective, Amy succeeds. “Everyone Can Learn Math” is an accessible book with an important message for young and old alike. Bring this book into your homes and read it to your young children. Let this essential children’s book, sweetly illustrated in gentle watercolour by Alexandria Masse, show the beauty and joy in recognizing the value of a positive attitude toward math.
Date published: 2018-12-08