Math is serious business, right? Not in the hands of Greg Tang! Not only does he play with language, he makes playing with math and math concepts fun and games — literally. So crack open a book and let the games begin!
Best of Times: Math Strategies that Multiply
Multiplication facts from 0 to 10 have never been as easy to understand and memorization can actually become fun as with this collection of rhymes. Computer-generated art adds to the presentation in lively style.
Grapes of Math
Two boys meet and develop a friendship. Readers will gain meaning and be able to read expressively from the animated presentation (in typeface and color as well as placement) of simple words which are ideal to read aloud in tandem. (Children can describe not only plot but attributes - characteristics and characterization - of the 2 boys. A discussion of language and how we greet our friends as well could take this into a social skills direction.)
Math Appeal: Mind Stretching Math Riddles
Similar to others by this author/illustrator duo, rhymes and digitally created illustrations encourage an understanding of math concepts and critical thinking. And as in others, answers and explanations are provided.
Short stories told in rhyme require close attention to words and illustration to help figure out the way to group the animals. Readers will learn that even though things appear different, the numbers still add up!
Math Fables Too
The foundation for addition and an introduction to animals are both provided in a provided in these entertaining rhyming stories. Lively computer-generated illustrations move it right along.
Math for All Seasons: Mind Stretching Math Riddles
Readers can count or they group things to solve the engaging math riddles. Digital illustrations make a complete and appealing way to solve math problems while gaining an understanding of underlying concepts.
Math Potatoes: Mind Stretching Brain Food
Rhyming riddles pose problems that require critical thinking, grouping, and problem solving skills. These intriguing problems are enhanced by computer generated illustrations and conclude with a logical presentation of the answers.
A dozen famous paintings are used to launch problem solving by grouping. Poems focus on items in the image and pose a problem to solve. Answers as well as an art explanation are provided at the end.
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