Children's Literature - Judy KatshFrom inside front cover to very last page, this book is chock full of math activities, games, stories, puzzles, and brainteasers. All centered on an ocean theme, the activities here are perfect for classroom, library, or home. Marginal notes that describe the focus of the lesson and some extensions of it accompany each activity. But most of every page is filled with inviting cartoons, photographs, or drawings that pull readers in and engage them in active math learning.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-5-A collection of math games and puzzles designed to help develop problem-solving skills. Concepts are varied, including pattern finding, spatial awareness, computation, and beginning multiplication and division skills, but are presented with no apparent overall arrangement. Children should find enough to interest them in the assortment of mysteries and puzzles; brief notes provide explanations and suggest additional activities. The volume is heavily illustrated with cartoons, photographs, and collages. The illustrations are rather pedestrian and their quality is uneven, but they are colorful and pleasant enough to entice reluctant readers. The book is not as attractive or as sophisticated as Mitsumasa Anno's Anno's Math Games (Philomel, 1987), and the games are not as clever as those in Marilyn Burns's Math for Smarty Pants (Little, 1982). Still, the concepts introduced are important and the puzzles do have child appeal. An additional purchase.-Danita Nichols, New York Public Library
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My six year old and I love this book. We got it from the libray and it has so many great learning activities and skills. I showed it to his teacher and she wants one but I can't find a copy anywhere.