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Free copy of Old Dogs, New Math to a lucky reader

[ Update 9/24: Maria won the copy of the book. Stay tuned for more book giveaways. ]

I just received this email from a publisher:

Dear Sol Lederman,

I’m writing from The Experiment, a nonfiction publisher in New York City. We’re just about to publish a new book for parents on math education—Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents, by Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew. We found your excellent math blog, and we thought that you might want to consider this new book for a review, for a reader giveaway, or otherwise for your site.

Old Dogs, New Math is a timely new resource for parents who would like to be able to help their children with their math homework, but who find themselves puzzled by the math problems their children have brought home, or who may have tried to offer guidance but whose kids advise, “That’s not how the teacher does it!”

Rob Eastaway, author of numerous popular math books, and Mike Askew, a college professor of math education, outline all the new strategies elementary schools use to teach students not only to solve math problems, but also to explain why their methods work. Old Dogs, New Math is sure to lower everyone’s stress levels when the hour rolls around every evening for math homework!

We’d be delighted to send you a review copy of Old Dogs, New Math to consider for your website, and/or a copy for a giveaway contest. If you’re interested, please advise me of where we should send a copy.

You can find more information about Old Dogs, New Math and its authors at the website: here.

The publisher is willing to give away a copy of the book TO A U.S. ADDRESS. Here's the game. Leave a comment if you'd like to win a copy of the book. Make sure to include your email address in the comment form. When I get 20 comments I'll disable comments for this post and I'll have random.org pick a random comment. That person will win the book.

Good luck!

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  1. I’d love a copy. Can it ship before our back to school night on Thursday?? Just kidding :-).

  2. What if I make all of the first 20 comments? Or, to be more tricky, what if I sign up for 20 email addresses and comment with all of them? 🙂

  3. Can one ever have too many unique math books? I’m pretty sure the answer is “no”.

  4. Nim one can never have too many math books . . .

  5. I absolutely refuse to leave a comment here…!

  6. I’d love a copy. I had my 8th grade math students write their “mathographies,” including their best and worst experiences with math. One of them said his worst experience was when he was confused about something and his mother (who was a math major) tried to help him and made it worse!

  7. I am excited about the possibility of adding this to my arsenal of resources. A math remix of sorts!

  8. I’d love to have this book!!!

  9. I would love to have a copy! I am trying to learn as much about as education as possible.

  10. I’d love a copy to share with my students’ parents. I’ve definitely had to allay a few parent fears over the years when it comes to them helping their children at home.

  11. Just what I need!

  12. I would love to have this book!!

  13. As a parent of a high schooler struggling with math, I would appreciate any help this book might offer.

  14. Heard interview on Bob & Sheri, and it sounds like something that will help me help my 3rd grader as the math starts getting more complicated!

  15. I heard the interview on Bob and Sheri. Being a special education teacher, I’m always looking for good books that are written in “parent friendly” language. I would love to share this book with parents.

  16. I need all the help I can get. The parents of my students keep complaining about the new “fluffy” math (lattice, etc.). I could use any resource to help “fluff up” my teaching.

  17. Me! Me! Pick Me!

    Random.org says they use atmospheric noise to generate numbers. Now all I have to do is figure out how to generate the right frequency of noise above their sensor!

  18. I just came across your blog the other day. As a middle school math teacher myself and parent, the book sounds really interesting. Thanks for posting!

  19. Yay, math! Do I win now?!

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