2 x 2 = BOO!: A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories

2 x 2 = BOO!: A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories

by Loreen Leedy
     
 

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How do you make a vampire disappear? How do you turn one bag of candy into five bags? And how do you double a moose head? All you have to do is multiply! Here, in six funny math stories, Loreen Leedy introduces the multiplication facts from 0 through 5. See more details below

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How do you make a vampire disappear? How do you turn one bag of candy into five bags? And how do you double a moose head? All you have to do is multiply! Here, in six funny math stories, Loreen Leedy introduces the multiplication facts from 0 through 5.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-4-A funny introduction to basic multiplication, with witches, cats, and monsters demonstrating the consequences of multiplying numbers from 0 to 5. The illustrations are done in muted, autumnal tones of black, blue, orange, and mustard, and arranged in a comic-strip format. The text is all in dialogue balloons, as various creatures see the need to eliminate foes (multiplying by 0) or increase their bounty. The concepts are clear and understandable. The only thing missing here is theory-why does multiplying something by 0 equal 0? Leedy's book presents an entertaining alternative to rote memorization; it's a little silly, but it works.-JoAnn Rees, Sunnyvale Public Library, CA
Hazel Rochman
Witches, vampires, bats, and skeletons are some of the Halloween creatures in these cheerfully ghoulish math stories. How do you make boo stew for 5 if the recipe serves only one? Answer: multiply all the ingredients by 5; that means multiplying five bouncy eyeballs, 10 knobby knuckles, 15 ears, and 20 toes. The first chapter, about the number zero, is the most difficult (How do you make a vampire vanish? Answer: multiply him by zero), but the concept is demonstrated with a great many examples of disappearing creatures. After that, it's pretty straightforward multiplication from one to five. Leedy's pictures, in comic style, are gory and silly, and kids will work out the numbers as they giggle at the creepy monsters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823411900
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,453,209
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.33(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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