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Denise Gaskins

For more than three decades, Denise Gaskins has helped countless families conquer their fear of math through play. As a math coach and veteran homeschooling mother of five, Denise has taught or tutored at every level from preschool to precalculus. She shares math inspirations, tips, activities, and games on her blog at

Denise encourages parents and teachers to look at math with fresh eyes. “We want to explore the adventure of learning math as mental play, the essence of creative problem solving. Mathematics is not just rules and rote memory. Math is a game, playing with ideas.”

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