Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan AtteburyWhen you ask children to subtract, they may not be too interested. Nevertheless, this book puts school subtraction in a different light. It makes the math concept fun and interesting. In addition, language skills and critical thinking are presented in the course of the text. Each book from the "Math All Around" series is an easy-handling 8" x 8" size. Text is shown in large print with only a few sentences on each page. Pertinent words and phrases, such as minus sign, equal sign, minuend, subtrahend, and difference are covered. Subtraction examples include finding out how many students are absent, how many pages of a book need to be read, and how many pencils a person has. Quality, up-to-date photos feature happy kids and add to the book's attraction. A concise glossary, index, and added sources round out the text. The entire set of math books should be added to classrooms if the goal is to get children to enjoy math in their world.
School Library JournalK-Gr 3-In clear, concise language, these titles reinforce math concepts and reading skills, stimulate critical-thinking skills, and provide students with examples from the real world. Studying the patterns on butterfly wings, subtracting worn-down pencils from new ones, and using other everyday situations make it easier and more enjoyable for readers to grasp the essentials. Clear, color photos support the texts.-Doris Losey, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa, FL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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