Mighty Math Books
Author Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Rob Bolster use a variety of different apples to teach kids all about fractions in this innovative and enjoyable book. Playful elves demonstrate how to divide apples into halves, thirds, fourths, and more.
This colorfully illustrated collection of brain-teasing riddles challenges even the best math student. Among other adventurous activities, the reader is asked to measure a horse, compute miles flown by a polka-dotted bird, and subtract cats' lives from inches in a yardstick.
Did you know that a frog can jump 20 times its body length? Or that an ant can lift an object 50 times its own weight? By applying these ratios and proportions to their own bodies, readers will discover what they could do if they had the amazing abilities of animals.
Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician and a group of children and animals perform a wide range of jobs, ranging from feeding fish to transplanting trees. When the workers get paid for their jobs, Marvelosissimo helps them count the money, and takes them to the bank where he explains the basics of banking.
In this follow-up to Grapes of Math and Math for All Seasons, Greg Tang deals with four key rules for problem solving: have an open mind, look for unusual number combinations, use multiple skills, and look for patterns.
Greg Tang has built his career as an author and math missionary on the power of creative problem solving. Now, through winsome "fables" about concepts that are relevant to the very youngest math learners — sharing, teamwork, etc.
In comic-book style, three mouse-like critters have a good time playing math games while the household sleeps. Each game is simple enough for basic arithmetic skills: addition, subtraction, and multiplication, and the games are mildly amusing. An Answers page is included with further suggestions for math games.
Long ago in India, there lived a raja who believed that he was wise and fair. But every year he kept nearly all the people's rice for himself. Then a village girl named Rani devises a clever plan, using the surprising power of doubling to win more than one billion grains of rice from the raja.
Cara, Jay, and Marcos want to surprise the family with a delicious soup. While Cara takes charge of the cookbook, Marcos adjusts the ingredients for six people — but what does the recipe mean? Meanwhile, little Jay is slyly dropping in secret ingredients — like gummy worms!
In this combination counting book and spirited tribute to classical music, the clever, rhythmic verse echoes the sounds that the various instruments in the orchestra create, from the mournful trombone to the swinging trumpet to the sharp violin.