Math in Motion
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 believed ganas, (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?