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This book has everything a parent or a teacher wound need to have to instill the love for Math in a second grader's heart. It was written by a parent of a second grader, with a long and lasting passion for math, who started to go to math contests when he was at his son's age. He wanted to share with his son everything he knew and loved about Math. This book is also an experiment, a documented approach to Math teaching that goes beyond curriculum, and inspire the imagination and the creativity. The kids can learn about famous Math prodigies like Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught mathematician, or Terence Tao, the youngest participant to date in the International Math Olympiad. They can also learn about astronauts whose determination and math knowledge helped them to survive in critical missions. And they can also solve the hundreds of problems in the book, specially tailored for Math contests for second grade. The problems are arranged in 4 levels of difficulty that can take the child to very high performances in Math. This is an ongoing experiment, so please join us in our journey and see how far along we can go. Drop us a line of encouragement and feel free to praise the kids when the rich milestones. They will appreciate and feel obliged. You can find us at www.mathexperiment.com or www.facebook.com/mathexperiment. In short, this is what the book is about: 300 word problems for high achievers Tested methods for successfully running a Math Club for 2nd graders Information about math contests and math personalities across the world 4 levels of difficulty that can gradually bring the students to very high math performances Full solutions for all the problems, not just answers
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