Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class

Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class


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Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class by Barbara Esham, Mike Gordon

The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses is meant to demonstrate various forms of learning, creativity, and intelligence. Each book introduces a realistic example of triumph over difficulty in a positive, humorous way that readers of all ages will enjoy!

Max is convinced he will never succeed at memorizing his multiplication facts. When it's time for a test, one by one, Max's classmates turn in their finished papers before the timer rings. Not Max. As soon as the teacher starts the timer, his heart begins to pound, his hands begin to sweat, and his brain freezes! He is always the last to finish...and sometimes the other kids tease him about it. Is Max the worst math student ever?

This positive story is perfect for anyone who has ever struggled with learning by memorization. Readers of all ages will discover that struggles don't always mean you're bad at something, but that maybe you just learn differently from others.

"Children and teachers alike will celebrate the message, conveyed poignantly in Last to Finish, that 'mathematicsis much more than memorizing math facts and taking timed tests'...Esham richly captures the dilemma when one suchyoungster encounters difficulties with memorizing math facts but, in fact, is a deep thinker of mathematics just thesame. The reader will discover that the solution is both true and simple." —Dr. Susan Baum, The College of New RochelleProfessor Emeritus, Gifted Education

Praise for the series:
"This is a wonderful book series. Each story shows children that success is about effort and determination, that problems need not derail them, and that adults can understand their worries and struggles. My research demonstrates that these lessons are essential for children." —Dr. Carol S. Dweck

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492669999
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Series: Adventures of Everyday Geniuses Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 319,722
Product dimensions: 10.25(w) x 10.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

BARBARA ESHAM is the author of the Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series and the former owner and CEO of Mainstream Connections. She lives in New England with her daughters.

Mike Gordon has illustrated over three hundred children's books, including Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? Since 2011 he has been self-publishing books through his online company

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Last to Finish, A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
pluslexic More than 1 year ago
The book is fun with great illustrations. But the book has an important message for all but especially for kids that are different. At the end of the book there is an important message for parents giving parents different options and alternatives. Delos Smith, President and Chief Economist for Delos Smith and Associate. Severe dyslexic as a child but became a pluslexic.,
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, along with the other in the series, inspires me as a parent~ my son finally can identify with a character! This book offers a positive way to help handle the most wiggly of children 'my son included!' Thank you for the great message and fun story! We borrowed the prepress copy of this book from our teacher~ we can't wait to get our own for our bookshelf. A soon to be classic.