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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Math Appeals to Kids

My second grader is starting to like math. She loves riddles more. So what could be better than some books that combine pictures to help children problem solve and math contained in versed riddles? Greg Tang, author of Math Appeal, The Grapes of Math, and Math Fables just to name of few, creates fun and math challenges for creative learners everywhere. Most of the books are for children ages 7 - 10. Greg Tang adds little hints at the end of each riddle, to help the child problem solve. Sometimes children will discover there is more than one way to find the same answer. So it keeps these kids on their toes. Here's part of a riddle:

Know Dice
Come on, lucky, shiny dice,
Roll a pair and count it twice!
Boxcars, snake eyes, double threes,
Can you add up all of these...
(find the rest of the riddle in the book!)
from The Grapes of Math, copyright 2001 by Scholastic, Inc.

4 comments:

daphne grab said...

this book sounds great- thanks for the recommendation!

HipWriterMama said...

You're welcome Daphne.

Jennifer said...

My daughter enjoys this book, too (Math Appeal, I think).

HipWriterMama said...

Jennifer,
Glad to hear it. It's so cool when the kids find math fun!