It was not available from our library so I bought it. I only read it once. I thought it was great, but I "got it" on the first reading--not sure if I'll ever read it again. I have been able to loan it out so others don't need to spend the $24 or whatever it cost. You might see if someone in your home school network has it and would lend it to you. If buying it was only a couple of dollars more than ILL, I would buy it, but it's really a lot more so I think I would borrow it for $5 rather than buy it. Borrowing for free is even better if you can find it!
For me, this was one of the MOST IMPORTANT books I've ever read. Life-changing in helping me see that there is a "different way" to teach math. But once I read Liping Ma's book, I "got it".
There have been many times I wish I had a copy to lend to others, and have even had thoughts about buying a WTM copy that had to be "read" then passed on to the next person on the "list" (but I'm to lazy to administer such a thing
My now 4.5 year old was in utero
when I first read this book, so I've been thinking maybe it's time to check it out again. This book had a profound effect on me. It's hard to overstate to what degree.
I've said it before but I wish every parent/teacher would read Liping Ma's book, as I believe it would transform the way we teach math in this country.