Really hard to do in a public school setting, which is why I try not to ignore math at home. Even if all I’m doing is pointing out that math is why we are able to figure out the best bargain on cereal at the grocery store or assess the value of whatever bit of clothing we are thinking about buying, I hope it’s reinforcing that math is everywhere, and having some basic proficiency in it matters.

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]]>Sadly, don’t need to tell my kid. She has a love/hate relationship with math already. I’m employing heavy doses of Penrose the Mathematical Cat to try to turn things around. She doesn’t care much for the math being taught in her school right now, but the Penrose books are great reminders that math can be more interesting.

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