Do your students love math? Do some of your students hate math? I know that I always start the year with at least a few students who say they hate math. When asked why, they can't always give a reason, they just "hate it." Why is this, and what can we do to change this for those students that are more difficult to reach? While browsing on Amazon, I came across the title Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results by Judy Willis, MD, so I decided to purchase it and see what the author has to offer. The book was published in 2010, but I hadn't seen it before...perhaps you have? In the introduction, Willis points out that the work force has an increasing need for people who have mathematical skills to solve problems (a higher-order thinking skill that is a function of the prefrontal cortex). The prefrontal cortex is also responsible for: personal responsibility, emotional response control, planning, prioritizing, g