Of Numbers and Stars

Of Numbers and Stars



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ISBN-13: 9780823416219
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/04/2006
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.36(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile: AD1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Of Numbers and Stars 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
wwlw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent biography for 2-4th graders. Simply written it tells the extraordinary story of Hypatia, a woman revered as a scholar and philosopher in 4th century Alexandria.
harriewatson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a biography of Hypathia of Alexandria (400C.E.) intended for very young readers. I think it would be best read aloud, but slightly older readers might enjoy it on their own. The illustrations of the plants and animals are somewhat naive in flat perspective and are really beautiful.I have given this book 2.5 stars because it is not something I would use in my teaching (secondary math).
jmccarro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This lovely little book tells, in simple language suitable for very young children, the story of the life of Hypatia of Alexandria. Hypatia lived during the fourth and fifth centuries, and was a scholar of mathematics, astronomy and philosophy. She is, traditionally, the first female mathematician. The book is beautifully illustrated, and the language and story are at a level easily accessible to first grade, or even kindergarten, children. (My six year old, about to start the second grade, read the entire book in a few minutes.) However, it is likely to appeal to grade school children of any age. The author appears to have researched her subject carefully, and the presentation is very well done. Highly recommended.