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Math in Motion

…aligns with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M)

In her Math in Motion workshops and books, Barbara has created a wonderfully delightful and practical guide to using origami manipulatives that makes math come alive in the hands and minds of all children.
~S. Leinwand, President, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

Math in Motion is not a book about teaching your child how to do math. Instead, it is a book on teaching your child to want to learn math. Jaime Escalante, a Bolivian immigrant and the celebrated math teacher portrayed in the film Stand and Deliver, turned an impoverished predominantly Hispanic East Los Angeles High School into a national math powerhouse. Escalante believedganas, (desire), is one of the most important ingredients for learning. So, how does one begin to instill in children the desire to want to learn?

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