Math Fables Too: Making Science Count
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Math Fables Too: Making Science Count

by Greg Tang, Taia Morley, Taia Morley
     
 

From 1 to 10, these "lessons that count" are math magic for learning addition.

For children who have graduated from MATH FABLES, MATH FABLES TOO will help kids learn to count and, more important, lay the groundwork for addition. When children learn to group numbers at an early age, everything else -- place value, arithmatic, problem-solving -- flows naturally.

Overview


From 1 to 10, these "lessons that count" are math magic for learning addition.

For children who have graduated from MATH FABLES, MATH FABLES TOO will help kids learn to count and, more important, lay the groundwork for addition. When children learn to group numbers at an early age, everything else -- place value, arithmatic, problem-solving -- flows naturally. These animal fables will also encourage kids to become more interested in science by building on their natural fascination with animals of the oceans, jungles, deserts, lakes, and backyards. Math and science -- a winning combination!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lilliam Oliva Collmann
Counting is the first step and encounter of young children with math. This animal counting book takes the child several steps further. She will learn not only about numbers 1—10, but how a single countable group can be broken up into smaller groupings. For example, the child will read about and follow five pilot whales, which separate to swim safely out to sea, but before they succeed, they will group and regroup into all possible combinations that add up to five. With each number, a child will encounter a new group of animals and move smoothly from counting to decomposing the number into smaller units and putting it back together again. In the process of counting and adding, she will also pick up unique facts and vocabulary about koalas, bats, herons, chimps, fish, dolphins, seagulls, vultures, and sea horses. Is there more you could ask of a counting book? Well, this book will also draw any child's attention through its poetic rhyme and rhythm and bright illustrations. Like previous books by this author, it presents math concepts and problem-solving strategies in an accessible and creative way. This is a good investment for parents, teachers and tutors. Reviewer: Lilliam Oliva Collmann
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2
In this companion book to Math Fables (Scholastic, 2004), Tang offers 10 rhymes about animals that teach science concepts as well as basic arithmetic. In addition (no pun intended), each selection contains a moral, such as for the seahorse, "He's happy to be different-/it makes him more unique!" and for the herons, "They know the secret to success/is patience, smarts, and skill!" For number six, "Know Spitting" shows how the archerfish can aim at insects above the water and knock them into the water to catch their dinner. Then combinations of archerfish are shown in groups of five and one, four and two, and three and three. The author also encourages vocabulary growth by using words such as "din," "gorged," "physique," and "marsupials." The bright, bold computer-generated illustrations bring personality to the animals and create colorful displays for counting and adding. Further information about the animal highlighted in each rhyme is appended.
—Sandra WelzenbachCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439783514
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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