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Starting off with Counting

Starting off with Counting

by Peter Patilla, Liz Pichon
     
 
Starting with the number one and gradually working all the way to 100, kids count colorful objects both forward and backward. Starting Off With books encourage younger children to have fun as they learn to count, and to use numbers and shapes. Designed for pre-K and kindergarten children, books in this series offer lively and engaging introductions to numbers,

Overview

Starting with the number one and gradually working all the way to 100, kids count colorful objects both forward and backward. Starting Off With books encourage younger children to have fun as they learn to count, and to use numbers and shapes. Designed for pre-K and kindergarten children, books in this series offer lively and engaging introductions to numbers, time, and shapes. This book presents a word bank of key mathematical and other learning terms. Brightly colored illustrations support and explain the text, and suggested activities give kids opportunity for enjoyable practice of their newly acquired skills. Ideal for classroom use, or for pleasant learning at home with help from Mom or Dad. (Ages 4-6)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
As one in a series of "Starting Off with...," this book gives young children a taste of mathematics specific to numeracy. The back cover identifies it as "approved by educators and math advisors," but the content is not in sync with mathematics instruction today. The very first page has the reader counting from zero, which isn't how children learn to count. The information about patterns, an essential early mathematics concept, is poorly described and illustrated. The sentence, "Numbers sometimes go up in twos," is an example of a limited explanation of a number pattern. Counting is given a broad treatment at a superficial level. The illustrations are fair to mediocre and resemble early math textbooks. Math terms fill four pages at the end of the book under the heading "Word Bank," yet not all terms used in the book are found there. The term "set" is missing. The final page is a "Counting Quiz" which is misnamed and depicts how not to attract young children to mathematics education. 2000, Barron's, $5.95. Ages 5 to 7. Reviewer: Jacki Vawter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764116575
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Starting off with Books
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.67(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.17(d)

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