Greg Tang and partner, Harry Briggs are back with another innovative, seasonal counting book that’s ready to challenge younger readers. Each clever problem, posed as a riddle, and told in engaging rhyme is enhanced with bold and vibrant, eye-catching, computer-generated illustrations. No more counting the old fashioned, slow way, one by one. Tang and Briggs help kids think creatively by looking for patterns and recognizing groupings. Little ones will feel a real sense of accomplishment as they begin to develop the problem solving skills and tactics they’ll use for the rest of their lives. With a helpful hint included at the end of each rhyme to get you started, and a straighforward, easy to understand answer key at the end, youngsters 4-8 won’t even know they’re working on math problems. They’ll just think they’re just having fun! For those with older kids, be sure to get this dynmaic duo’s first book of mind-stretchers, The Grapes Of Math.
I have been waiting for any books from this series. This one is another wonderful, innovative counting book that’s ready to challenge children who just start their math thinking. Each thoughtfully designed problem, posed as a riddle, and told in engaging rhyme is presented together with eye-catching and mind-stretching illustrations. No more boredom in counting the old way. The authors help kids think creatively by looking for patterns, relations and recognizing groupings. Young children will feel a real sense of accomplishment as they begin to develop the problem solving skills and tactics they’ll use for the rest of their lives. With a helpful hint at the end of each rhyme to perk up the interest, and a straight forward, easy to understand answer key at the end, many kids don’t even know they’re working on math problems. They’re just having fun!
This book is particularly useful for gifted and talented children, who are ready to learn math very early. It instills natural and intuitive math thinking without the requirement of a formal textbook learning. When later on I do need a more formal and systematic math for my gifted child, we use Beestar online GT programs at beestar.org. Similar to this book, they are innovative and thoughtful.
Overall, this book is as good as I have hoped. Highly recommend.
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