Numbers & Such
A Lively Guide to the NEW MATH for Parents & Other Perplexed Adults
My childhood was filled with about 3 or 4 years of insane math instruction that made my parents go ballistic trying to help me. My chief memory was of a 5,000 page workbook (possibly an exaggeration) of non-stop incomprehensible exercises that had the added bonus of making my parents fight and me cry. The worst part is that the teacher used that same satanic workbook for both 3rd grade and 4th grade. I was Sisyphus and that damn workbook was the boulder.
This book is just odd (take a look at the illustrations). People like my parents were the target audience, and I am sure that the librarians in the 1960s would absolutely pick this book for the collection.
I am now going to retire and watch episodes of Scooby Doo in order to clear my head.