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Episode Info: Summary: In this second episode, you will be hearing Mathematics Education expert Dr. Steven Greenstein talk about how to help your child fall in love with mathematics, how to challenge your child in math at home if you feel that he/she isn't challenged enough in school, how to create a culture of math in your family life and how to begin to speak the language of math with your kids. Expert Bio: Dr. Steven Greenstein likes to think about mathematical things... and how people think about mathematical things. He earned bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics and a doctoral degree in mathematics education. He was a high school math teacher for 7 years and is now an Assistant Professor of math education at Montclair State University where he prepares our children's teachers for elementary math teaching. In the context of math education, he is interested in issues of inquiry, equity, and social justice. Dr. Greenstein may be contacted at stevengreenstein@gmail.com.           Important links related to this episode: 1. Cyberchase cartoon show for kids 2. Dr. Greenstein's The Good Times Math Gang in South Orange, NJ 3. A previously published post about how Fibonnacci helped me discover the beauty in math. Items mentioned in this episode (referral links in some): 1. The Life of Fred Math Book Series 2. Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception 3. Exeter Problem sets In this particular episode, you will learn: Why the Common Core curriculum is implemented poorly in your child's school Why we should focus on reasoning and not the final answers to math problems Why its important that students show their work in
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