Maureen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg in 1992. Then, in the late ’90s, she decided to work toward a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology at Springfield College in Tampa. During this coursework, Maureen chose courage as her topic for an “I Project.” The goal of this project was to pull something out of one’s self that had deep meaning and to develop it in some way. Her project on courage grew into the book, Conscious Courage®, and will be the inspiration for future books in this series. Maureen received her Master’s Degree in 2000.
Our Book Review
The simple, yet clever method not only covers basic multiplication in detail, it also covers what's the missing number, both short and long multiplication and division sums and progresses onto slightly more advanced areas such as square root and the least common multiple. The author has also included some lovely educational quotes throughout the book to inspire.
I found the book very easy to read and understand from the simple instructions and clear diagrams. The numerous diagrams are spread out nicely throughout the different stages of the book and you also benefit from extra examples at each stage to reiterate the problems and solutions. For a parent or teacher it is very quick to read through and digest and be able to share the knowledge with the child. For a child it makes learning, what can be a difficult subject, fun and enjoyable. What I think makes it all work is the fact that they visually and physically see the problem being solved in the steps, which makes it so much easier for them to remember.
I would definitely recommend this book to any young mathematician and of course their helper !!
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