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You Can Count on Monsters: The First 100 Numbers and Their Characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Great for visual learners

    We bought this book based on a recommendation from our son's math teacher. It is great -- starts out simple and gradually gets more complex. Our son is in 3rd grade, but taking accelerated 6th grade math. He is a visual math kid and this book is composed of pictures and equations explaining the picture. So it is a great book for him.

    This book would be better if answers were under a flap, on the back side of each page rather than to the left, or not readily accessible but not visible (so that the kid has to think thru the answer). Perhaps flash cards?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2011

    A must for your classroom library and coffee table!

    "You Can Count on Monsters" is a delightful teaching tool that plays to multiple intelligences and is conducive to cross-curricular collaborations between art and mathematics. This book is a great way to introduce the concepts of prime numbers, factor trees, and multiplication in terms of sets. The approach is fresh and creative and will perhaps make math a little bit less intimidating for students. I can definitely see potential for multi-sensory classroom art projects such as factor tree collages and hands on mosaic depictions (using milk bottle caps or soda caps) to create sets using the book for inspiration. In addition to being a great curricular enhancement, this book will serve as an excellent coffee table book, as the pictures are interesting, modern, and playful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Great book for Kids!

    I bought this book for my niece and she will not put it down. I am sure the colorful, thick pages help with the 'scary' monsters on them, but she loves to show me new things she has learned from it. Like that it only takes 5 and 13 to make the '65 Monster.' It really is great to see a 9 year old girl get so excited over a math book about factoring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2011

    One-of-a-kind and fun to read!

    Heard the high praise for this little book on NPR by Keith Devlin of Stanford University and NPR's "Math Guy" - great book for kids and adults needing a refresher on math multiplication and factorial trees. Really does make math interesting for kids (and parents too who aren't quite sure how to help with homework questions).

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

    Awesome for people that understand math

    This is not really a learn to count book, but a pictorial representation of numerical properties. If you understand math and want your kid to as well, this is a fun book. To Granny FL... I was doing long division and multiplication at age 3-4 along with the other kids in my Montessori school. Now my kid can too!

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    Save your money!

    This book is neither about counting nor monsters. It purports to teach multiplication to 3-to-6 year olds! An egregious misnomer in both titling and content.

    The nerve!

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