How children learn mathematics (and why it doesn't happen!) -- Median : finding what's in the middle -- Rounding : the mystery of "rounding up for 5" -- Skipping multiplication (or at least through it) -- Learning to use division -- Fractions : what's it all about? -- Fractions : adding unlike things? Impossible! -- Fractions : dividing into small pieces? -- Decimals : operations before rules -- Measurement : make your own ruler -- Area : skipping through the rows -- Volume : it's like looking at an apartment house-- -- Mean : how much does each get? -- Percent : leveling the field of comparison -- Order of operations? : an agreement? Did you get the memo?
Includes bibliographical references (page 153) and index