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Featured books by Greg Tang

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

By: Greg Tang
Illustrated by: Harry Briggs
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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

By: Greg Tang
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.)

Grapes of Math: Mind Stretching Math Riddles

By: Greg Tang
Illustrated by: Harry Briggs
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Short ditties introduce math problems and critical thinking — and entertain as the rhymes are read. Colorful illustrations that are computer-generated add to the fun and understanding of how to approach word problems.

Math Appeal: Mind Stretching Math Riddles

By: Greg Tang
Illustrated by: Harry Briggs
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.

Math Fables

By: Greg Tang
Illustrated by: Heather Cahoon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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

By: Greg Tang
Illustrated by: Tara Morley
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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

By: Greg Tang
Illustrated by: Harry Briggs
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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

By: Greg Tang
Illustrated by: Harry Briggs
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.

Math-terpieces

By: Greg Tang
Illustrated by: Greg Paprocki
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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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