University of Toronto
Don Fraser, internationally sought-after speaker and twice
voted Teacher-of-the-Year, shares his humor and experience
in teaching math to young students.
Professor Fraser has delivered inspiring and motivational
talks at conferences across North America ranging from California
to Newfoundland and from Alaska to Florida.
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Taking the Numb out of Numbers
by Don Fraser is a book that will delight you and
your students alike. It's fun, it's informative and it helps
build the mathematical literacy that's so important in today's
Your students will read, draw inferences and solve math
problems in the context of interesting everyday events presented
in news clips, articles and cartoons. They will be referred
to web sites that contain interesting sports and television
viewing data as well as such important trivia as the percent
of M&M's that are brown.
This treasury of mathematical gems has been gathered by
Don from teachers and students across the continent and is
presented here in his inimitable style – a style that
continues to delight audiences everywhere.
This book is a treasure for teachers who are trying
to help their students see mathematics as a powerful way of
reasoning about the world.
Michigan State University
We loved how the open problems generated lots of
great defending-my-answer debates. The kids really got into
it, and missed recess because they got so carried away.
Baldwin Park Unified School District, Baldwin, CA