Recognizing the gap that exists between the new arithmetic (so called developmental math) and the old (stress placed on results rather than total understanding), the author of Helping the Raise Your Child's 1. Q. attempts to shed some light on the methods employed today with separate chapters devoted to the major mathematical concepts taught in Grades I through with additional material on Grades 7 and 8. Despite the author's down to approach, we can recommend the book only to those parents with confidence in their own mathematical ability. Since many parents who are not qualified run the risk of confusing already floundering offspring, we recommend instead a competent tutor. This is a book to pore over in solitude before putting it to work.