“As a lifelong lover of numbers and a teacher of math for 35 years, I find Chris Wright’s Kitchen Table Math to be extraordinarily helpful in helping young children learn numerical concepts and enjoy math.

The book is well organized, starting with beginning counting and continuing through the basic arithmetic operations to some geometry and probability. All ideas are clearly explained and readily accessible to adults and children. One of my favorite parts of the book is the number of fun and engaging activities. When I was young, my family had a “game night” at dinner one evening a week. When it was my or my father’s turn to choose, we always chose math games. How I would have loved to have had some of Chris’ suggestions to use back then or when my own children were growing up. I have bought copies of this book for my several grandchildren, a great niece and great nephew and for the daughter of a young friend of mine.

I highly recommend Kitchen Table Math as a way to help children love working with numbers and recognize that math is a fun and natural part of the world.”

—Molly J. Robinson

Retired elementary school, junior high and college teacher

“Some of my finest childhood memories are of when my mother rewarded me for good behavior by taking me to our upstairs closet to do a math workbook together. The books had mathematical activities, puzzles, and games, and developed an enjoyment and thirst for mathematical challenges that has persevered to this day. Dr. Wright’s Kitchen Table Math Book 1 is probably the best book around today with such uses.”

—James Choi

Director of Mathematics of Sabio Academy

“... [Kitchen Table Math] gives [kids] exposure and tastes of the ideas in concrete, fun ways so that when they are 9, 10 and 11 they can master it like an old friend they’ve seen before, vs. seeing it for the first time. ...

I also like the way he inserts math words to learn and defines them in real math words, for example, he defines rational numbers in its technical glory: the set of numbers that are fractions, where the fractions are any integer divided by any non-zero integer. Then after giving examples he says, “It is not very important that your child learn the term ‘rational numbers’ at this stage. If you use it occasionally now, your child will simply grow up with it and it will be one less thing to learn later.”

This is what *I* do without thinking about it. He’s right, they won't even realize they are learning it if it is inserted on a regular basis.”

—Julie Brennan

tutor and home-school mother

Review for Dr. Wright’s Kitchen Table Math Book 2 from Amazon.com:

“As a high school English teacher, I feel comfortable helping my two daughters with their Language Arts homework, but as they move into 4th and 5th grade level math, I feel a bit unprepared to tackle some bigger math problems. I can’t tell you how many times since the beginning of the school year, I’ve picked up Dr. Wright’s book and used it to help my daughters in their understanding of place value, long division, fractions, and powers and exponents. Without this book literally sitting on my “Kitchen Table,” I would not have had the correct tools to assist them in their math work. I like how he lays out the steps very logically and sequentially, creating a visual for those students who are visual learners. My daughters feel better about themselves, because they are performing better on their math quizzes at school. This book is a MUST HAVE for all parents who are trying to help their kids develop good math skills.”

—Andrea Juskaitis

© 2012 Chris Wright