Children's LiteratureThe Math MonstersAddison, Split, Multiplex and Minaare outside flying a kite. But there is only one kite and four Monsters. They decide to share but soon run into problems when Multiplex gets to fly the kite longer than Addison. Follow along as the Monsters figure out a fair way to ensure that each Monster gets to fly the kite for the same amount of time. Entertaining and amusing, this book is an excellent way to introduce young children to the difficult concept of time. The book uses photographs from the Math Monsters public television series as well as simple, easy-to-read text. Multiple questions throughout the book actively engage the reader and related activities listed at the book's end give children and adults an opportunity to reinforce the book's concepts by putting them into practice. The Math Monsters public television series was developed in cooperation with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The "Math Monsters" series of books is designed to meet and support NCTM Standards for Pre-K-2 mathematics content and process instruction. 2004, Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, Ages 5 up.
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