Learn to graph while following the growth of T.J., an orphaned Siberian tiger cub who is hand-raised at the Denver Zoo.
T.J. is a Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo. One day he stops eating. The zoo staff tries to tempt him with treats, but he refuses them all. The staff doesn't give up, and finally their love and persistence pay off. T.J. grows up to be a huge, healthy tiger.
The delightful pictures of T.J. and the heartwarming story of his life will charm young readers as they learn the basics of graphing. Those who like storybooks can read just the right-hand pages of this book. But those who want to know more can use the graphs on the left-hand pages to see exactly how T.J. grew.
About the Author
Ann Whitehead Nagda has a degree in mathematics and for many years had a job with IBM that allowed her to travel around the world. Her visits to national parks and reserves in Asia and Africa have inspired her to write several books about wild animals, including Bamboo Valley: A Story of a Chinese Bamboo Forest. Ms. Nagda's love of animals has led to her becoming a docent at the Denver Zoo.
Cindy Bickel has worked at the Denver Zoo for twenty-nine years. During her career, she has hand-raised hundreds of babies for the zoo, using math every day in her job as a veterinary assistant. Ms. Bickel helped write Klondike and Snow: The Denver Zoo's Remarkable Story of raising Two Polar Bear Cubs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tiger Math: Learning To Graph From A Baby Tiger (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Tiger Math explains the concept of graphs to young students by telling the story of T.J. the Siberian tiger. On the left side, the book shows one of four styles of graphs, picture, bar, circle, and line, and on the right side, T.J. the Tiger reaches a new milestone. I think this book will definitely capture the attention of any reader because the pictures of the tiger are very cute and the story is fairly interesting. However, with readers just starting to understand graphs, the material is too advanced.
Who isn't a sucker for a cute little baby animal? My kids certainly are and this book was filled with adorable "ohhh" inspiring pictures that really actually made them interested in the graphs. Fun with graphs (and math, shhh) ensued.
This is agood book to use to introduce graphs to young children. The story is engaging. For the levels pk-3 the concepts of a tiger or block representing a certain number might be a little difficult in the early range. The story is engaging enough that I would recommend reading this to the lower range anyway.I gave this a 2.5 star rating because this book would not be useful for my purposes (secondary math teaching). These concepts of graphing are usually well mastered by the low end of my range, so this book would not offer any assistance.